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  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2009
    [Providers] Second Calendar Curator Joins to Help with List of Free Webinars
    The really nice thing about the way Jon Udell has set up his elmcity project (the system we are using) is that it acts a lot like social curation on RSS sources as provided by Browse My Stuff , but brings together designated calendars instead of blogs or other RSS sources. I've received very positive feedback and lots of good ideas on the concept of having a combined calendar of Free Webinars. In English, that means that we can have many different people each own their separate calendar and we can bring it together. The initial list of calendar entries, we added ourselves.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009
    [Providers] Using Social Signals to Find Top eLearning Resources
    This is a great use of the capabilities of eLearning Learning and it will provide on-going value to the community. I recently had a great experience working with Abhijit Kadle one of the authors of the Upside Learning Blog ( disclosure ). As part of writing an eLearning Games White Paper he had collected a wonderful list of articles, posts, white papers, etc. as part of his research. Thanks Abhijit! eLearning Technology. Browse eLearning Content
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009
    [Providers] MyAllTop and Topic Hubs
    What's confusing to me is the value of providing a means for person oriented topic hubs and the limitation to only feeds that already exist? I had just finished posting about Networks and Topic Hubs when I saw the announcements around the launch of MyAllTop ( 1 , 2 , 3 ). The reviews are somewhat mixed, and I'm certainly sitting here scratching my head. always perceived Alltop as a way to build Topic Hubs. This is a similar, but limited, form of what we are doing around sites like eLearning Learning , Mobile Learning , Informal Learning Flow , Communities and Networks Connection.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning Learning Hot List Feb 1-14
    Sacred Training Cows Here’s How I Built That PowerPoint E-Learning Template Blogging in a Walled Garden Itiel provides more food for thought Get Out of the Training Business Multi-Tasking & Social Media - Mastering the Balance Advantages of 3D for Learning Pacing the mobile project update 1: html + mp4 + mobile moodle On Blogging – Report on Index Page Economic Impact Younger Generation NOT Good at Multitasking Either! The posts come from the primary sources for this group. Other items come from other sources. Browse eLearning Content at www.elearninglearning.com.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2006
    [Providers] September Blog Clean Up
    quarantine to Front Page: mLearning-World.com Communities of practice for development Kept in quarantine (gave it another chance): Technology For Communities - Note: partial feeds is really annoying (see eLearning Technology: Why You Should Provide Full Feeds (especially on Blogger) ) The other 20 or so I ended up deleting. As I've mentioned before ( eLearning Technology: Managing your RSS Feeds ), I go through a ritual every three months to add and remove blogs. You can see the blogs that are in my highest priority reading list and not quarantined in the list on the right.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2006
    [Providers] Informal Learning and Learning Management Systems
    the clear answer is that the LMS is a barrier to learning that provides management and reporting that corporate training functions want. Saw an interesting post by Dennis Coxe - Sailing by the Sound: What Informal Learning Means To Me where he points out the conflict today between learning management systems and content access / informal learning: But what really struck me is that from what I have read is that the real rebellion against formal training versus what is called "informal training" is the slavish devotion to learning management systems. Make learning accessible.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2006
    [Providers] Brandon Hall Network - Nicely Done?
    Maybe I'm in a grumpy mood because Brandon Hall got rid of their Yahoo Discussion Groups to provide this network. I just saw a post by Mark Oehlert - The Brandon Hall Network - nicely done who said: The functionality set looks good. The UI is pretty good - I find the initial color set to be a bit jarring but they do make the CSS available to you which will allow folks to really customize their profile page. So congrats on a nicely designed, functional network! Part of the issue is that there's not much content today so it feels a bit hollow. Maybe I'm grumpy and missing the point?
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
    [Providers] Blogs, Automated Translations, and a Better Site Feed
    This is provided by Yahoo's, AltaVista's, BabelFish - aren't acquisitions fun? I ran into a little utility this morning - Snap - that let's you add previews of any link on your site as a quick little pop-up. It's kinda cool. You'll have to visit my blog to see this in action. While you are there, definitely check out the new translation capability that can be found at the bottom of each post. Since I've found that about 30% of the links to my posts come from blogs in other languages, maybe this will be of value. Of course, this then raised the question - can't I add this to my feeds?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2006
    [Providers] Lower Value of Online Degree Programs?
    has provided some interesting results around online programs - and a really interesting question: How do employers view online degree programs? The post: eLearning Technology: Online Programs that Offer Training in eLearning? If you are going to spend the money and time upgrading your skills, you want to make sure the employer will recognize them. I am very curious what other people think about this. personally hire mostly folks with undergraduate degrees and mostly they are technical. That said, I still would value the in-person higher than the online for the same university.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007
    [Providers] Preparing for ASTD TechKnowledge
    It is a way to start the event on a virtual basis prior to the start and then continue the conversations afterwards and provide an archive for what happen and what people thought about it. I saw a post by Bill Ives - Conference Blogs on the Rise : Individuals have blogged about conferences for some time. It seems now that more conference events are sponsoring these blogs and trying to aggregate those blogging the conference. It made me think back to an earlier post Be an Insanely Great Professional Conference Attendee. Upcoming presentations TechKnowledge in Las Vegas Pretty small list.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2007
    [Providers] Innovators' Dilemma in Learning/eLearning
    If anything, I would expect right now that the biggest shift will be towards more free, open-source solutions that provide roughly the same functionality that are in the commercial tools today. I blogged about this before on LCB - The Innovator's Dilemma of Learning , but the recent discussion in Product Vendor Blogs - Where are They? suggests to me that we still are not getting the fact that we are likely facing exactly the kind of situation that is known as the Innovator's Dilemma - in other words, incremental improvements won't get us to what is needed. leap is needed. disagree?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2007
    [Providers] Action on Informal Learning - Leads to Great Questions
    He provides a list of things he can do to help informal learning in his organization. A few that jump out at me: Help employees discover and refine their own personal learning environment Improve content findability. Great post by Ray Sims - What To Do On Behalf of Informal Learning? Obsessive attention to enterprise federated search, cross-linking, social tagging, content reuse strategies, etc. Improve people findability. Both expertise location applications and other means. Make outside connections easy. Considering what a "learning coach” might look like. Fantastic stuff!
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2007
    [Providers] The future of learning is DIY
    These top brands provide the equivalent of the interstate highway system for the creative age. Harold Jarche tells us - The future of learning is DIY (Do It Yourself) and points to: With Google you can find most information that you need. YouTube is a quick and easy way to get "learning objects” to the world. Apple gives the essential tools for knowlege workers, and in a nice package. Wikipedia has shown that the wisdom of crowds is just as good as the wisdom of elites. Starbucks gives free-agents and road warriors a place to meet and work. Instead, figure out ways that enable DIY.
  • TONY KARRER  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2007
    [Providers] More Discussion on Personal Work Learning Environments
    then shouldn't you make sure you provide these tools now rather than having tools adopted that are outside the firewall and personally owned where you will lose the content if the employee leaves There's some great discussion happening around the issues of control and resulting ownership of work product as we create personal work learning environments. Enterprises that love PLE's Cross battles Downes: is corporate learning corrupt?
  • TONY KARRER  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2007
    [Providers] Risk of Identity Theft Due to Social Networking and Blogging
    If I look at what I put in my blog and on social networks, I don't believe that this creates real additional risk because of the type of content I provide. First question - Identity theft and electronic stalking are scary issues. The more one you participate in blogs, discussions groups and other social networking tools, the more information there is about you in the world for anyone to access. Does this concern you? If yes, what guidelines do you follow to minimize the risk? If no, why not? I am definitely concerned about identity theft, and less so about electronic stalking.
  • TONY KARRER  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2007
    [Providers] Blogging as Part of Classroom Experience
    Further, they were required to provide feedback via comments or blog posts on each other's work. Note: 9/17/2007 - fixed link to correct instructor's blog. Some good comments coming in. I've received several good questions from Kirsten Morton that I'll be answering over the next few blog posts. She is a graduate student in adult education and learning technologies at the University of Colorado. This semester, one of her courses focuses on trends in eLearning and requires that each student start a blog. Tools Class.
  • TONY KARRER  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2007
    [Providers] Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations
    If you have thoughts or ideas on what would make this a great event, please provide ideas I'm helping George Siemens to organize a free, online conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations , Nov. 15 - 20, 2007. The conference will be held fully online (with live presentations and asynchronous discussions). There's an exceptional group of speakers/discussion leaders including: David Snowden Jay Cross Rebecca Stromeyer Richard Straub Clark Quinn Donald H. Taylor Janet Clarey David Wilson Bill Bruck George Siemens, and Tony Karrer :) Conference details are still coming together.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
    [Providers] Virtual Interns
    simulated game-based approach to learning can provide something a lecture room can’t – experience. This morning I was at the sports therapist for a running injury. My doctor had a fourth year medical student working with him. The student was learning the ropes hands on, participating in the small talk, listening as the doctor explained each step of the exam, his initial prognosis and the treatment plan. The medical student was very pleasant, and I think he’ll do well interacting with patients. What might the medical student learn about patient care? You know my answer, what’s yours?
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
    [Providers] #iel11 Sustaining Quality in Faculty Training
    Risk exchange between provider and customer / constituent - Risk measured by perception of value of spending energy on the service or product Struggling with communicating the value of faculty training exercise back to the organization. (Sessions started with discussion of why they are still using paper surveys. Didn't think that was particularly fair to the presenter. Just saying.) Presentation: Sustaining Quality in Faculty Training Presenter: Dr. Judith Bayless What is quality anyway? How a customer experiences a result of a service or product. Ecosystem may be the metaphor going for.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2008
    [Providers] Beginning Ed Blogger Tips
    Other bloggers in the edublog space talk about cool new toys, or new research, or provide advice based on their own experience. Chris, over at Ruminate , forwarded a request for help from Tammy, a new EduBlogger. Looks like she was inspired by her time at the WCET conference. And it looks like she doesn't suffer from the fears I had when I started blogging. I've been at this 2 years now (Yikes!) and the only advice I have (beyond "Just do it") is to write about what interests you. personally use this as a diary / therapy tool for my professional life. Some are more personal than others.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2010
    [Providers] Lessons in Marketing an LMS
    The upgrade of our LMS provided a fantastic opportunity to finally "market" this bugger. Before the upgrade, or any marketing, we had 2500 active users. This was all word of mouth. Sally, Sid and I came up with a plan. Before the upgrade - we did the obligatory warnings and added - an introductory movie (thank you employers for letting me share this piece of epicness) - quick references that we included with the warning emails - a customized "the system is out" page that included the above movie and the quick reference Directly after the upgrade we did - In-person workshops. Thanks
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [Providers] #DL10 High Impact Learning Communities Pt 2
    I'll provide the link when everything is finished. For my example (and goals) I am trying to develop a community of Banner users. One thought about participation - remove anonymity and attach value to participation - 90/9/1 rule Make sure you gain support and buy in from the beginning. Especially from leadership and key stakeholders. 18) How are you going to prove this works? can't measure this works. Can't quantify in dollars 19)people will be twittering all day 20) Have to get IT involved 21) Not fitting IT roadmap 22) What are the other divisions doing? Duplicating effort?
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
    [Providers] Getting Out of the Way
    provided a safe place to play. Last week, I had the privilege of "training" some of our senior IT techs on our synchronous online meeting tool. Here's what happened. walked in with a rough outline and some documentation. Because I knew these guys - I gave them a rough model of how to do stuff. The "Tools" menu is your friend). Oh yeah - and they had upgraded the system just the week before, so I had no IDEA what new features were in place. Plus, most of our licenses have been taken over by the academic side, so I don't use this instructional tool very often. IT Tech 2) Guys!
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006
    [Providers] The Middle Manager Meeting
    Managers, I am starting to meet with the departmental managers and providers. Now that I have the blessing of the Sr. The first group consisted of the management staff for OB/GYN, IVF, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Emergency Medicine, and Psychiatry. As anticipated, they were not nearly as excited as the Senior Managers. I am a bit nervous since they said very little during the meeting. I've worked with many of these managers during various implementations, so I suspect that I will get more honest feedback later as I encounter them in the halls.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 8, 2007
    [Providers] Grappling with Demotivation
    work because I love what I do and I care about what I provide for my "clients". Ever get the feeling that you are being messed with? spent a quality Sunday watching the NFL playoffs and reading some of the new vendor documentation. It's still incomplete, but at least there is enough information for me to start planning what needs to happen before the upgrade. What I learned.there is NO way I can do what needs to be done in the time allotted with the resources available. Not the classroom training (see previous posts) and not the training materials development. And it will.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2007
    [Providers] Joining Me On My Planet.
    have been talking to some of the providers I work with and showing them the system. It looks like I'm starting to have company on my little planet. The Director of Clinical Operations for Medicine, who has been working with us very extensively on this project, came storming into the IT department. Three of us worked with the system this morning for two hours and we still can't figure out how to add problems, prescribe things, authorize orders or verify results! This is NOT intuitive!!!! We're gonna have to touch EVERYBODY!!!! You were right that we may need 5 hours!!!!
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2007
    [Providers] What I Need NOW
    For an ILT or content provider to be worthwhile to me - they need to be able to do the following: - Give me case studies. Maybe it's the stress I'm suffering - but I can only look at what I need right now. The good content folks listen to their customers and figure out how their customers have adapted their content to their purposes. Then they share. Help me with the implementation process. Implementation is ugly. And it's not all about training. They need to be around for the support weeks. Because people forget. Yes - these are probably not long-term business solutions.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2007
    [Providers] Week 1 Day 1 - Losing the Beginners Eye
    They are bringing fresh energy and patience to a team that has run out of both. I did 4 sessions back to back with the providers. I had the most crowded classes of the 4 rooms that we had running. Today - I learned I need to get out of the classroom. Really. Take 1 trainer. 90 minutes. hours worth of material. weekends to herself in 2007. and 60-70 hour work weeks. What do you get? trainer who delivers the 3 hours worth of material in less than 60 minutes - leaving hypereducated doctors wondering what hit them. This is why we brought in contractors to do the training.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2007
    [Providers] It's All Practice with Feedback!
    Of course, provide some of the context/instruction the docs will need, but embed that right into your practice exercises using realistic scenarios. Cammy Bean gave me some fantastic feedback about some of my ideas for the tutorials I am building in the comments for my last post. What if it's all practice with feedback? Donald Clark's post pointed to some recent research on this. That's the direction I am attempting to head. Right now - I am building the model. The only way I am going to learn this is by using it in the clinic. don't want to waste my time "practicing" things.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2007
    [Providers] Inspired by the Gaps
    Well, there is a LOT more than just that - but I can use the activities / events / interests outside of those fields and use the theories and skills that education/technology/eLearning/computers provides to continue exploring and processing my experiences. On my Case Study in Attitude post , Karen commented: Loads of object lessons in this story, Wendy. some of them a little close to the bone ;-) Yup. That's why I wrote it. think I need those object lessons in attitude more than anybody. It's kind of a personal reminder. How do you do it when it seems that circumstances are against you?
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Providers] Video Delivery Types in Captivate
    Hosting provided by Adobe partners. You can do it this way: Upload the flv / f4v  files to FMS / FVSS-provider. One of the most important factors to think about while using Videos in learning courses is how the video will be delivered to the learner. There are multiple delivery modes. will try to elaborate how to decide which delivery mode to use and the configuration for those. Captivate supports the following types of Video Delivery : Progressive download, RTMP Streaming, Flash Video Streaming Service (FVSS). More details are available  here for a long read. RTMP Streaming.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008
    [Providers] Kudos to Brent Schlenker for Annual Gathering Coverage
    I have to say to all you wannabes trying to really cover a conference or provide ways for attendees to follow what's going on, Brent Schlenker has really raised the bar. Check out the Pageflakes page below: Brent used Pageflakes to aggregate Twitters, Flickr tags, blog posts, del.icio.us tags and more on one page. This kind of thing should become standard procedure for conferences: 1. Order catering 2. Set up Social networking solutions
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2008
    [Providers] Digital scaffolding
    Sure, there are FAQ pages and help call numbers, and supposedly a tutor who can provide online support. Paul and I believe that intelligent agents and/or expert tutor support can provide this type of digital scaffolding. Earlier this week at the Open EdTech Summit in Barcelona, I spent some time with Professor Paul Kirschner of the Open University of the Netherlands. During one of our creative thinking sessions (see yesterday's post) Paul came up with an idea for the support of online learners which I promptly gave a name to. But that's the germ of the idea.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
    [Providers] Computer-based Games in Classrooms: Leveraging the Instructor
    The instructor has the ability to look up correct answers, provide helpful hints and mark right or wrong answers. Game-based learning is gaining wide acceptance in corporate and academic e-learning. The use of games in classrooms, however, is still limited and follows traditional game formats. One reason for the lack of momentum in classroom game usage could be the dependence of traditional classroom games on the instructor for successful facilitation. This means the instructor can neither control the flow of the game nor monitor the learning outcomes directly.
  • VIKAS JOSHI ON INTERACTIVE LEARNING   |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [Providers] Creating Reusable Interactions
    You can also develop your own Flash program with due care, so that it provides a way for other users to customize interactions. What are Interaction Models? An interaction model is a template which one can easily change (customize) to create interactivity. With interaction models at hand, you don't have to build interactivity from scratch. For example, a crossword puzzle where you can put new words and clues easily, to create an entirely new crossword, is an interaction model. Pre-built vs Custom Interaction Models A pre-built interaction model is already coded for you.
  • ECONTENT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Providers] Libraries, Encyclopedias and DoDo Birds
    Due to the cheaper distribution system provided by the web,  Stanford Online  gave my engineers access to Silicon Valley's finest minds for a fraction of NTU's cost. libraries), and increasingly providing less value to the customer. The coffee houses already have physical locations, and provide wireless access. Later I'll provide examples I created. What is the common thread connecting each of these items? Extinction (past or coming soon). Although physical books are not outlawed in our society, their future is in jeopardy. think about it!
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Providers] Top 5 Reasons You Will Leave your LMS – and How to Switch Successfully
    When the vendors receive this RFP, they are expected to “check the box” to indicate if their system provides that feature or not. TIP: Brandon-Hall and other organizations provide LMS research sites that can help you filter down the number of qualified vendors. There was quite a bit of focus at the 2012 Learning Solutions Conference in Orlando on Learning Management Systems (LMS) and how dissatisfied many users are. Digitec presented a session on “ Making a Successful LMS Switch ” which drew a crowd of conference attendees. Not user-friendly. 2. Lacks technical support. 4.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2014
    [Providers] Using NuGet Part 1: NuGet Basics
    It provides a centralized location for you to find useful libraries as well as distribute your own. TechSmith has a NuGet package named TSCUtl that we will be using to provide this functionality. Looking for a better way to reference external libraries? NuGet may be just what you’re looking for. This is Part 1 of 3 blog posts about NuGet. This series of blog posts will cover some basic information on what NuGet is as well as how you can create and consume your own.NET and native C++ NuGet packages. Part 1 – NuGet Basics (You’re already here!). What is NuGet? Links.
  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
    [Providers] Participatory, on-the-go education
    RSS feeds provide subscribers the latest files, to be watched or listened to on a computer or any number of mobile devices. For example, podcasting can be used to provide an additional point of access and to decrease demands on Extension educators. Many land-grant universities are providing some form of podcast of their Extension materials. Lately I’ve been absorbed in podcasts on a variety of topics—instructional gaming, carbon markets, sleep deprivation…. find what I want to learn about on the Web, sync to my iPhone, and listen on the go at my convenience.
  • ALLISON ROSSETT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Providers] The Tale of a Job Hunt
    Interview #4 provided the first (and what would be the only) face-to-face exchange. Tweet Meet guest blogger, Marci Paino. Here is the story of her search for a new position. On the trail to a new position. This is the tale of a job hunt that I began in November, 2011. A few hours were spent updating and tweaking a resume. Even more time was spent searching for the ideal job openings and filling out the specialized online applications. A bit more time was spent reaching out to a network of colleagues and mentors. The roller coaster ride was just beginning! Would they like me? Oh, well.
  • YARDSTICK  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015
    [Providers] How Long Should a Certification Examination Be?
    Questions that do not provide a meaningful contribution can then be dropped from scoring. [1] This is typically obtained by having a representative sample of subject matter experts or practitioners rate the frequency and importance of each competency (i.e., Certifying bodies often ask the question about the optimal length of a certification examination. This is a great question as the number of questions on the exam is related to its validity and reliability. In theory, longer exams have better reliability. The more questions you put on the exam, the better. eLearning Testing
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Providers] Study Reveals Best Practices for Sustaining Sales Training
    Effective companies provide more formal sales training and are more consistent with sales coaching, as opposed to the informal, ad-hoc training offered by ineffective companies, a new study suggests. Effective companies provide more formal sales training and are more consistent with sales coaching, as opposed to the informal, ad-hoc training offered by ineffective companies. Dallas — Aug. Training Industry Inc. Approximately 65 percent of respondents said that their company’s coaching programs are effective at sustaining the impact of sales training.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Providers] University of Phoenix Announces New Degree Concentration in Web Admin
    The new degree seeks to incorporate the industry-standard CIW Web Foundations Associate curriculum, provided through a new agreement with Certification Partners. University of Phoenix has worked with Certification Partners, a provider of vendor-neutral Web technology skills certification, since mid-2011 to develop the Web administration associate program. The curriculum will include three courses: Internet Business Associate, Site Development Associate and Network Technology Associate. Phoenix — Oct. Enrollment is now open. Source: University of Phoenix
  • SIMPLIFY ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
    [Providers] Isolating Performance Content with "Application Points"
    Application Points" are those ideas that provide learners instant knowledge to meet working proficiency (not full proficiency) to help them do a task now, today. By focusing on "Application Points," we focus on instant learning and cut the unnecessary content (or provide them as secondary links). To add to Clive Shepherd's 30-Minute Masters (Clive, Your Wiki is a great practice of user content sharing), there is a need to help trainers, SMEs , leaders, and speakers to isolate "Application Points" from a huge body of content. Importantly, learners learn what is immediately useful.
  • SIMPLIFY ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2007
    [Providers] e-Learning 2.0 Driven by Web 2.0 "SLATES"
    Dion Hinchcliffe made a good summary of where Web 2.0 is impacting Enterprise 2.0. In his article he summarizes the new reports from Forrester, CIO Insight and McKinsey that suggests the faster adoption of Web 2.0 in enterprises. What is most interesting is his reference to Andrew McAfee's thinking on SLATES: Search, Links, Authoring, Tags, Extensions, Signals. SLATE is a prescription on how people will learn and do their work. In SLATE we see learning behaviors. 2.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008
    [Providers] My Lessons in Change Management
    This helps provide a better measure of progress. Last year I reduced my weight by about 16 kgs. It was an interesting journey. In the process I learned many things that could be applied to the corporate world, especially when one is required to bring about changes in the organization. The biggest challenge in losing weight was to have determination. And my wife was very determined that I lose weight. When bringing about major changes in an organization, it is important that senior management is determined and committed to making things happen. have slowly started gaining weight again.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] Islam, Higher Education & The Virtual Campus!
    Whether ' Global Warming ' is a fact or myth, I cannot verify, but what I do know is that mankind is abusing the Earth beyond its capacity (by __%), and unless we change or transform the way we live soon, we are not providing much hope for our future generations. Also, the Internet provides people an amazing platform (ecosystem) to connect, network, innovate, and do business directly and indirectly. that is potentially sustainable beyond physical barriers, providing everyone the potential to learn. Not only what has been learned, but more importantly what has been shared.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009
    [Providers] Sclipo Mashes Up Informal and Formal Learning to Good Effect!
    Ning ), Sclipo provides an embedded virtual classroom tool enabling educators to conduct live online (web) classes with up to 100 students at a time. Sclipo Features Video About Sclipo WHAT? Sclipo is a Social Learning Network for continuing education that offers apps for e-Learning (course manager, knowledge manager, webcam-based web classroom for live online teaching, etc.) integrated with social features. At Sclipo, any member can teach and learn, enabling informal or social learning online. solutions too complex and costly. FEATURES? No downloads needed. Don't be lazy, check it out!
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
    [Providers] Strategies for learning and performance support 4: exploration
    With the exploration strategy, each learner determines their own learning process, taking advantage of resources provided not only by teachers/trainers but also by peers. What’s important here is to smooth the way for learners to find resources and to locate like-minded peers; that means providing repositories, search engines and all manner of social media tools. In this, the fourth in a series of four posts, we manage the seemingly impossible – we both break the mould and then find we have come full circle. Exploration is not a universal strategy by any means.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2010
    [Providers] Working online is different
    Everyone could provide input for a specified period of time and then that issue was closed. With volcanic ash grounding most flights in northern Europe, I’ve been thinking about web conferencing and distributed work. work predominantly at a distance, using networked communications (what we used to call computer supported collaborative work), and have been doing so for over a decade. have never met several of my clients in person and the same goes with some of my business partners. I can go many months without stepping foot in an airport. But it’s not about the technology.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013
    [Providers] CME Blended Learning: CHEST 2013
    CHEST 2013 showcased ACCP’s dedication to provide high-tech and high quality continuing education opportunities for their members. Web Courseworks team members were thrilled to visit the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) annual conference this week.  As demonstrated at the conference, ACCP uses Coursestage (Web Courseworks’ LMS platform) in effective ways: share online content to members. facilitate hands-on learning. assess performances. grant continuing medical education credits (CMEs). Check out some great pictures from their visit! Certification Online.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Providers] Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts – Part 3, Genesis of the 5 Factors of Micro-Collaboration
    would also like to mention that as a way of saying thanks to all of the clients and people that have been involved with Web Courseworks throughout the years, and have in turn provided me the opportunity to explore these practices in real-world projects that had an impact on the framework development in MindMeld, I will be sending out signed copies of my book. From this, however, I saw an opportunity to further reduce some of these leadership methods and apply them on a micro level. Aleckson's Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration. would like to extend a warm invitation to you to attend.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Providers] Micro-Collaboration Between eLearning Designers and Instructor Experts – Part 3, Genesis of the Five Factors of Micro-Collaborat
    would also like to mention that as a way of saying thanks to all of the clients and people that have been involved with Web Courseworks throughout the years, and have in turn provided me the opportunity to explore these practices in real-world projects that had an impact on the framework development in MindMeld, I will be sending out signed copies of my book. From this, however, I saw an opportunity to further reduce some of these leadership methods and apply them on a micro level. Aleckson's Five Factors of Micro-Collaboration. would like to extend a warm invitation to you to attend.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] Learning About the Future of Learning
    This should help eliminate some of the extraneous information that sometimes bloat a presentation, and provide a more streamlined attempt to capture everyone’s attention and communicate an idea as efficiently as possible. This week I am excited to mention yet another conference that I have high hopes for and am eager to participate in. This conference offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that should foster innovation and inspiration in all who attend as a journey of discovery with new association management techniques begins. This means more than developing a social media plan!
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
    [Providers] Recap: ASAE 10 and PD Council Meeting
    This included models and tools that are related to PD and education, and a PD Council newsletter that is dedicated to PD issues of associations, which are provided at no cost to members if they sign up for it. Upon returning from the annual meeting for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), I wanted to reflect on my whirlwind experience at the conference. First of all, I took the bold move of staying at a hotel in Redondo Beach instead of downtown Los Angeles, and, with fear and trepidation, rented a car and decided to venture onto the LA freeway system.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
    [Providers] ASAE Annual: A Gathering of People Who Build Communities of Practice
    Social networking and new Learning Management System features and a combination of the two will play a big role in their efforts to build a community of practice and provide certification and credentialing. I will be attending my second ASAE Annual Meeting which takes places August 21 – 24, in LA. Last year’s Annual was held in Toronto. I am especially looking forward to this year’s event because it looks like there are a few surprises in store. Associations can create communitites of practice. Today it is all about the Internet.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning Teams & Interactivity
    It also helps to provide the team with tools for brainstorming and documentations. I recently came across an article I wrote this past February on building a team for game development, which headlined in the Training Conference daily newsletter called Game On or Game Over for Online Training. defined the four critical components to effective management of immersive learning simulation (ILS) projects: Defining a culture. Setting goals. Building a team. Managing time, cost, and quality. Let’s analyze how these components can be incorporated into any high-end eLearning project.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Driving HCM Technology Purchases
    Its workforce analytics solution provides access to HR data, benchmarks, and analysis capabilities. Oracle, Workday, and many other talent management system providers will also be at the event showcasing their analytics solutions. The HCM technology market is hot. Our 2014 research shows that 20 percent of HCM software buyers will replace their current standalone talent applications with an integrated talent management suite over the next 12 to 18 months. See Figure 1.) IBM will be prominent among crowd. SuccessFactors will undoubtedly be another voice heard among the din.
  • G-CUBE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Providers] Better Learning Through Videos: A New Feature in WiZDOM LMS
    simple solution that works: The best solutions are sometimes the simplest ones and this problem was also handled by providing a solution that’s quite straightforward – a integrated video delivery module inside WiZDOM. robust logic was built in, where a file type is recognized and the required player is automatically provided for the learner to view the video. The option of ‘download and play’ is provided, but it is configurable as per the needs of the client. There are many ways that Videos can be utilized in a learning course. Powered By DT Author Box.
  • ELEARNING WEEKLY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008
    [Providers] From the Vendor’s Perspective
    LMS providers, service providers, etc.), I often find myself thinking, "Our organization is unique, and we need things implemented our way." I tend to forget that vendors usually work with many, many organizations and they probably have a better idea of how to run the implementation than I do. I ran across a great post over on the Learning Reflections blog this week that presents several tips for ensuring good working relationships with vendors. The post is The 7 Top Tips for Implementing Learning Technology. The Vendors View! Be sure to check out the post.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Improved adaptive courses with easygenerator’s Plus edition
    It will provide the learner with an at-a-glance view of the course, including location in the course and what additional pages and activities the learner must complete to reach their identified goal. The presentation below shows the template set-up and provides brief explanations of how to use it. Easygenerator and its partner, Inbrain, together have collaborated to create a completely new adaptive master page (template) for the Windows based Plus Edition of easygenerator. The best way to understand this new template and its approach is to see it.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
    [Providers] Games lessons
    But, of course, it's encouraging to hear how if the project succeeds, "it will provide a model that could make chalk and talk redundant. This week's Economist carried an interesting article about the use of video games at school. " Not any old games of course, but 'serious games' which encourage children to explore concepts and issues while engaged in a series of challenges. This new learning architecture "transfers the pedagogic effort from the teachers themselves (who will now act in an advisory role) to a set of video games that she and her colleagues have devised.
  • TONY KARRER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007
    [Providers] PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights
    Tools provide by the enterprise that will sometimes reach outside the enterprise to give public visibility. The enterprise provides tools to employees that they can use as part of the PWLE. Second - while I would expect Stephen to argue about the issue of control (see below for why corporations likely will want access, ownership, control), I'm surprised to see him argue that the same tools provide by the corporation or access completely independent of the corporation changes it from a PLE to not being a PLE. Yes this does provide some formality to it. Just do it.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2015
    [Providers] 7 Courses to Bolster Your Resume: Culinary Skills
    Elearning helps mitigate this liability by providing the most efficient training in with the least amount of resources, covering large companies to small businesses, in a variety of languages. PROVIDER: Hospitality Staff Training. PROVIDER: Hospitality Staff Training. PROVIDER: DiscoverLink. PROVIDER: Hospitality Staff Training. PROVIDER: Green Education Online. Green Education Online, the provider of this course, focuses on creating courses for promoting environmentally-responsible actions, and this lesson is no exception. LENGTH: 20 min.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] 5 Kinds of Customer Service Training
     . Whether you are running a retail store, a financial institution, or a service agency, it is important for your company to provide excellent customer service. It can make or break your business. Investing in customer service training is the first step towards satisfying your customers’ requirements. Before you hire a training company though, it is first essential to identify the exact course you should offer. These will ensure that your investments are going in the right direction
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2012
    [Providers] Design Readings
    This book provides a nice complement to Julie’s, focusing on straight facts about how we process the world. Another book on design crossed my radar when I was at a retreat and in the stack of one of the other guests was Julie Dirksen’s book Design for How People Learn  and  Susan Weinschenk’s  100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People. This Dr. Weinschenk’s book systematically goes through categories of important design considerations: How People See. How People Read. How People Remember. How People Think. How People Focus Their Attention. design
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
    [Providers] Mobile Affordances
    GPS), and we can design capabilities that provide us content and computations power. It occurred to me for several reason to think about mobile from the perspective of affordances.  I’d done this before for virtual worlds , and it only seems right to do the same for mobile learning. So off to Graffle I went… The core is portable processing power that is synced back into the environment.  On top of that, we can have ubiquitous connectivity, we can connect to sensors that can recognize the world (e.g. cameras) and our context (e.g. These capabilities can be layered.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [Providers] Proliferating Portals
    You want to provide a platform for this knowledge to be shared, discussed, and build upon. And BTW, I’m treating wikis and portals somewhat interchangably here, as wikis can be portals, but portals are another way of users providing resources to each other, and I see technology support for communities of practice to include both the capabilities of collaborative editing of resources (wikis) and storing other relevant materials (portals). I use portal as the overarching term as well (also including discussion forums, blogs, profiles…). Hundreds? Bad usability.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Providers] Mobile Learning
    What are your hot-button issues?  In short, what would be required to make the mlearning book for those of you charged with designing learning solutions?  I don’t want to write a book for the sake of writing a book, I want to provide a useful guide.  In addition to speaking on mobile design with David Metcal at the Mobile Learning Jam at DevLearn, and with Richard Clark on pragmatic mobile development, I’ve got a contract with Pfeiffer for a mobile learning book.  Yep, I’m writing another book.  Flat learning curve, eh? What do you think should be covered? Thanks
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, JULY 20, 2009
    [Providers] Standards and success
    While this is wonderfully vindicating , I think there’s something more important going on here, as it plays out for a broader spectrum than just mobile. I’ve been reflecting on the benefits that standards have provided.  That’s good for the providers, but bad for the development of the field.  Eventually, one format will emerge, but it may take committees, or it may be that someone like Linden Labs will own the space sufficiently that everyone will lock into a format they provide. What worked for email was standardization on the SMTP protocol. 
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [Providers] Learning irregularly
    Some great memes included ‘positive deviance’ and ‘questing disposition’ I’ll quote here the takehome that I took from the meeting: There was some consistency about needing to be more open and flatter, less hierarchical, that we could learn much from other areas in many ways …, and that we need to provide tools, models, ideas, and examples. I’ve affiliated with the Learning Irregulars , (&# committed to making the world a better place by accelerating innovation in organizational learning. that we also make available.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2009
    [Providers] Monday Broken ID Series: Concept Presentation
    The intention is to provide insight into many ways much of instructional design fails, and some pointers to avoid the problems. While we’ve derived our ultimate alignment from the performance objective , the concept provides the underlying framework to guide one’s performance.  We use the framework to provide feedback to help the learner understand why their behavior was wrong, both in the learning experience and ideally past the learning experience the learner uses the model to continue to develop their performance.  Previous Series Post. And that’s broken. We need models!
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2008
    [Providers] Future of Publishing?
    We aren’t providing answers, but we’ll be with a very knowledgeable cohort and hope to work through to some interesting ideas.  If you’re in the area, and are interested, let me know and I’ll lob coordinates at you Based on a strange twist of circumstance, Jay Cross and I will be leading a discussion on the future of publishing in an online era here in the Bay Area next Monday (July 28).  The fact of the matter is that the day of the (non-fiction) book is at an inflection point. 
  • GEORGE SIEMENS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Providers] Well Played, Blackboard
    In Europe, Fronter is also a prominent LMS provider. LMS providers were signing state/provincial and regional contracts, essentially locking in entire systems. Better yet, initiate (fund) a consortium of educational institutions that will provide funds and development support for the tool. I’m sure there are many individuals who would be pleased to assist in moving things forward (I know I would). With increased competition and general maturity of the market, Blackboard made what is likely its most important acquisition to date. Here’s why. Web 2.0 Very complex.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2008
    [Providers] Tare Zameen Par
    While the film shows a polio stricken boy as part of the mainstream class, it doesn’t do enough to provide a case for inclusive education for dyslexics. In Contrast, Hole-in-the-wall Learning Stations seek to create a new paradigm in the learning process by providing unrestricted computer access to groups of children in an open playground setting. “When are you going to write about Tare Zameen Par on your blog?” wife asks me. “I can’t write about that on my blog. My blog is about learning, content development and management. Well the movie is about education and learning. smile.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
    [Providers] 3D Virtual Scavenger Hunts
    You can conduct virtual scavenger hunts with new employees from all over the world providing an engaging mechanism to learn facts and information about the company while simultaneously encouraging them to learn more about their fellow employees. Establish a scavenger hunt in a virtual factory to provide the learners with an opportunity to learn the location of certain machines or safety stations. Creating a 3D virtual scavenger hunt helps students better learn to navigate through a virtual world. This is a good activity for when the learners are a little unsure of navigation.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
    [Providers] Save Yourself Time and Money--Before Implementing a Virtual World, Do an Analysis
    Jumping into a virtual world can provide a competitive advantage, facilitate collaboration and provide virtual role-plays across the enterprise but, if a careful analysis is not done before taking the leap into virtual worlds, disaster could loom. Conducting a virtual brainstorming session. Here is some advice (and a sneak peak at content from Learning in 3D ) that you should follow in terms of analysis. Problems can even occur where the virtual world doesn’t run on the current network. None of these situations is favorable. Task, Concept or Skill. Learner Environment/Experience.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] ASTD's Big Question for December: New Learning
    still get emails about the piece and when we switched servers, got a lot of emails asking me to re-instate the link or provide a new one. tools provides learners an opportunity to learn from each other and learn from the larger professional community. The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2007? learn so much all the time from students, clients and colleagues, it is hard to narrow it down to just one or two things, but I'll try. Here are a few of the lessons I have learned. Mostly about the power of the network and Web 2.0 tools. Lessons Learned.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
    [Providers] The High Art of Reusability
    The image shows that Disneyland provides article material for Walt Disney Magazine which, in turn, feeds Publications (Books and Comic Books) which plugs films which feed into the Creative Talent of Studio Theatrical Films which feed 16 mm films which then feeds Television which uses TV revenue to pay off the costs of creating their own films while plugging merchandise and creating licencing revenues which, in turn, promote Disneyland. We often talk about reusing "knowledge objects" for elearning but seldom do organizations really take it to heart. What a great concept!
  • ALEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Converting Twitter Feeds into Daily eNewsletter
    Maybe this provides an alternative for your members who don’t want to follow the confusing, fast flow of Tweets. Have you heard of this? Seen it? Very cool… [link] will convert the articles, videos, and other referenced resources from Twitter feed into a neat daily enewsletter. Here’s the #assnchat enewsletter: [link]. Also a nifty way to create a daily enewsletter: choose links to Tweet based on the enewsletter you want to create on the other end. Slick, eh?!? Check it out.
  • ALEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [Providers] What Exactly IS a Conference?
    Provide opportunities for major sponsors and vendors to make connections for future business? And I can tell you that when I read about Star Speaker appearing as a keynoter, I think, “Gee, they’ll pay tens of thousands of dollars for that, but they won’t provide complimentary registrations to break-out facilitators… or provide a voucher to other industry-related content leaders to offset their travel expenses…&#  . Is it an educational event? Marketing opportunity? Meeting? Who’s it for? Members? Vendors? Potential members? The press?
  • GRAM CONSULTING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [Providers] Deliberate Practice, Learning and Expertise
    Instead,  Gladwell summarizes research and provides examples to show that it is hours and hours of practice (10,000 to be exact) and a “practical intelligence&# (similar in concept to emotional intelligence) acquired through experience that are the real determinants of success. Turn training events into the first step of a learning journey that will continue to provide opportunities to practice and refine skills throughout a career. Provide resources and support that encourage early effort and achievement. The research Galdwell and Colvin draw on is impressive. 
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [Providers] The Building Blocks of Service Level Agreements
    For example, asking if the seller provided good customer service is not a measurable result. Best practices dictates that a good agreement between a buyer and seller should include a service level agreement (SLA) as part of that agreement. First let’s define what a SLA is. well-thought-out SLA sets the tone for how the relationship between parties should be governed. What are those elements that are important to the project success?  The building blocks of the SLAs should consist of key metrics that should be tracked in order for both parties to achieve the desired results.
  • 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.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Providers] Customer Complaints, How to Avoid the Traps
    The customer who is asked to provide the information – is providing it – honestly; in many cases, they may be unaware of what a case study really is – in terms of “marketing&# from the vendor’s approach. went directly to the content vendor and always struck better deals with the provider, incl. Rather, it is to provide an additional value enhanced experience. Providing reports on the products, etc.  Sometimes it is a result of the vendor, other times it is a failure of due diligence on the part of the soon to be customer.  hello?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Providers] Are MOOCs Too Risky for Your Corporate Training Program?
    If your MOOC will be run on the web at large, there are many tools available that will provide surveillance and archiving of communications including emails, mobile messages, social networks, and more. This report by PricewaterhouseCoopers provides best practices for how to integrate technology into a compliance program. For the past month, this blog has focused on common objections to using massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other technology-enabled learning tools in corporate training programs. What are the risks of MOOCs? The technology could break down or become obsolete.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs: Flipping the Corporate Classroom
    Although MOOCs are not inherently flipped (in fact, many merely replicate the “sage on the stage” model), they do provide an excellent framework for flipping. For example, MOOC provider edX has teamed up with two community colleges in the Boston area to offer computer courses that are not usually available at the schools. MOOCs have challenged the dominant thinking about how people learn. And guess what? Sitting in a room and listening to someone talk for an hour or three isn’t it – mere exposure to content does not equal learning. link]. Don’t be left behind. link].
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Providers] Little Improvement in Wage Gains Likely
    It also aims to provide timely information for business and human resource analysts and executives as they plan for year-to-year changes in compensation costs. Private sector workers are likely to see little or no improvement in the overall pace of annual wage increases in the coming months, according to a new index. Arlington, Va. The index declined to 98.68 in the second quarter from 98.73 in the first quarter. During the past two years, the WTI has remained within a narrow range, fluctuating up and down from 98.47 to 98.75. Source: Bloomberg BNA
  • JANET CLAREY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Q: And what do you do? A: I’m a cloudworker
    They won’t limit their professional development to what you provide. Embed learning in a social learning environment and provide tools for learners that act as a bridge. Venkatesh Rao , who does crowdsourcing research at Xerox coined a new term ‘cloudworker,’ the winning word in a Plantronics contest to retire the word telecommuter ( the last time I used ‘commute to work’ in a sentence I wore shoulder pads and feathered hair). Cloudworker applies to information workers; those who compute ‘in the cloud.’ Back to cloudworker. In a house. In a box.
  • HAPYAK  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015
    [Providers] How to Improve Video Engagement
    You can provide a better user experience with Interactivity and a bit of guidance as they control their own viewing experience. Video engagement is a key metric when it comes to measuring video success. How many times have you read that the key to your video success is to make shorter videos? Or to make them more funny? Or to make them more viral? But short, funny and even viral doesn’t mean they are valuable to your business. The length of a successful video should be dictated by your business and the stage a particular viewer is at in the buyer cycle. Blog Learn
  • THE BOGGS E-LEARNING CHRONICLE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009
    [Providers] SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Series #26: Interview with Brooke White of Avocet's LANDesk Division
    Brooke White, Training Manager for Avocet’s LANDesk Division discusses their use of the SyberWorks Hosted Learning Management System to provide customer, employee and partner training. Here is our latest press release and LMS e-Learning Implementation Series podcast: Press Release: SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcasts: Episode #26 Interview with Brooke White of Avocet’s LANDesk Division. Podcast: Episode 26: Interview with Brooke White of Avocet’s LANDesk Division. SyberWorks LMS e-Learning Implementation Podcast Series: Episode #26 Transcript. elearning. elearning podcasts.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] Should You Add Background Audio to Your E-Learning Courses?
    There’s no reason why elearning courses can’t employ a similar use of background audio to provide some emotional cues and hooks. I get a lot of questions about whether or not to add background music to elearning courses. That’s like answering whether or not you should put a blue square in your course. If the blue square makes it a better course, “Yes.” If not, then get rid of the square. The same is true for background audio. It all depends on the context. Instructional Design 101. Instructional design is about crafting a learning environment to meet specific objectives. Guess what?
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Providers] Everyone's a critic
    Social media now provides a way. I recently blogged about the hidden audience effect , and cited Westfields Junior School's S'cool Internet Radio and David Mitchell's Quadblogging projects as examples of how students can become better engaged with learning when they perform their work for an audience. Social media and the internet have largely been responsible for this change. Before social media, the school play or the end of term concert was a good way to allow children to perform to an audience, as was the art display and the school sports day. In the 21st century, it's the WORLD.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009
    [Providers] #ASTD09 SCORM Virtual Environments and Research
    ADL - Provide access to the highest quality education and training tailored to individual needs, delivered cost effectively, anywhere and anytime. ADL Orientation "The heart of the educational process consists of providing aids and dialogs for translating experience into more powerful systems of notation and ordering." - Jerome Bruner Engagement Affordances - Factual text, lecture, story, project, simulation, games, virtual worlds, user-constructed experience - Wouldn't it be nice if these were interoperable too? Hope next generation will provide more tools. In the dark.
  • 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.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Providers] Does L&D belong in HR?
    The risk for L&D is that it will remain a “training provider” subject to the same lack of organisational power and cost cutting measures that have hindered and frustrated it for so long. That was the topic of last week’s Learning Cafe in Sydney It was a very interesting  discussion. Here are some of the takeaways : Ryan Tracey. In short, my esteemed peers and I agreed on “yes”, but that’s not the end of the story. Allow me to explain… According to one school of thought, L&D belongs in HR because that’s how you achieve scale. Of course, both POVs are right.
  • QUICKTHOUGHTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014
    [Providers] Keys to the successful design of a corporate training process
    They think that all the content they provide is of equal value and should be included in the deliverable, despite its impact to scope. Installment Learning  – A design and delivery format that can quickly and cheaply provide useful information in a way that can make learning “habit forming.”. Interview with  James Goldsmith , Learning Architect/ Business Advisor at  Accenture  (Chicago, IL). James has worked at Accenture for 17 years and is currently a Learning Architect and Business Advisor working out of the St. Charles, IL office. James J. Business goals drive learning goals.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
    [Providers] Creating a C-Level Dashboard: What should be included?
    good plan here is probably a combination of providing a draft dashboard for their review and asking what else they would like to see. This is the question I was asked this morning. It is a good question and one that many are thinking about. If it is a request from senior leadership, your leaders may have some specific items they would like you to include. For example they may want you to focus on the top five highest priority programs and they may want to see participant reaction (level 1) and stakeholder or sponsor satisfaction (level 1). Ask them what they would like.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] The New and the Troublesome: Suggestions for the LCBQ Hot List in 2011-2012
    Tool Overload: As an instructional designer, I like to provide learners with options to help themselves and support their learning whenever possible. Tony Karrer is taking a break from the Learning Circuits blog big question of the month (#LCBQ).  Good for you, Tony!  There’s alot to be said for stepping off the merry-go-round for awhile to let your stomach settle or even to enjoy a different ride. In Tony’s place, the LC Blog will invite thought leaders and industry experts to post and manage their own LCBQs on a weekly basis, starting next month. Issues. Trends.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] What to Wear to a Virtual World Job Interview
    Here is an interesting and thought provoking article by Maria Korolov over at Hybergrid Business which provides some ideas on dressing for success.virtually. 1. Perhaps a little too over the top for a job interview. You have probably been wondering what you should wear in case you ever went on a virtual world job interview. know its been keeping me awake at night. In fact, I once went to a virtual interview to talk about the Learning in 3D book and was told to "put some shoes on" apparently even in the virtual world, "no shoes, no shirt--no service still applies." 4.Bring props.
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