[Providers] 7 Creative Ways to Introduce Social Media to Your Team
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
Provide your team with information. Done correctly a video can provide a great deal of useful information much quicker than in an article. Find others like yourself that are interested in the opportunities that social media provides and engage in some thoughtful conversations about how utilizing these tools could impact your organization. These seven tips should provide your team with a pretty good introduction to social media. Yesterday I received a tweet about a great blog post. So let’s come up with an answer. . Start an education campaign. Tweet This!
CLIVE ON LEARNING
[Providers] The Big Question: How do you respond to the ‘I want it now’ demand?
| THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
Well guess what, providing information is a pretty good start. On the ASTD Learning Circuits blog, they ask the question “How do you address the ‘I want it now’ demand from stakeholders.” Now I know this question went up on April 1st but I’m taking it at face value. Because wanting it now is an everyday request for many people in l&d. In fact, since the shift from the classroom to e-learning got under way, the demand is more common not less, even though the lead time for self-study materials has to be greater than that for the classroom. Or does it? BTW: This posting took 15 minutes.
[Providers] The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012. learning management system, then, provides a centralized on-ramp to relevant learning content located within the LMS but also found elsewhere on the Web. LMS simply provides an on-ramp to content someone has concluded is potentially valuable in learning new skills or information. A client recently asked if I could help him prepare a presentation he’ll be delivering to colleagues within his organization. Formats (Flash vs HTML 5). mLearning. Social learning.
[Providers] A Manager Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 4
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
Keep it simple, and provide ‘how to’ resources for later reference. Provide a FAQ on the role of manager as a partner of your e-learning strategy. Change management tips: Provide managers with the key messages why an e-learning strategy has been implemented so that they may sell the benefits to staff. Provide strategies on how to reward positive learning behaviours, and ensure managers know their role when their staff fail to complete mandated online learning. Be sure to use your management group to provide feedback on implementation.
[Providers] Content as a Service (CaaS)
| MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
'The etextbook in 2018 will be coupled to an app that will provide you with Content as a Service (CaaS). By 2018, you will be purchasing the services which the app and the etextbook will provide. It will be designed to make learning easier and more effective. It will replace the old print (and even current online) proto-etextbook that used content as the product you bought. Dream with me a moment …. Future of education Learning Learning Technology
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
[Providers] Flat Rate LMS, a Corporate Training Must-have
Social Learning Online communication makes it possible to provide new employees with exclusive training opportunities. Mobile learning provides easy access to online content. TOPYX is a cloud-based program that is maintained by the software provider. 'Corporations fuel the economy with billion dollar valuations. This may be why people think big corporations can afford whatever they want. In reality, the size of a company reflects the costs that go into maintaining it. One of the greatest expenses corporations assume is employee training. Jeffrey A. LMS & eLearning
[Providers] 12 Common Complaints about Learning Management Systems (LMS)
| TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013
Our LMS doesn’t provide the reports we need: Data can be sliced and diced lots of ways, but the LMS may only have a set number of ‘out-of-the-box’ report templates. Spend some time analysing your report requirements before speaking with LMS providers. Providers should be well on their way to developing dynamic web-based LMS interfaces for both end users and LMS administrators. Be sure the LMS providers you speak with treat this topic with seriousness. have rarely heard a learning professional say “ Our LMS does everything we need.”
[Providers] Trends in Learning
| MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
Once you go beyond formal learning, then there's an immediate question of what else you will provide. Someone was just asking me about the big trends in learning and the implications of those trends on corporate learning and development. initially said - "Look at my blog," but when I looked, I realized it might be a bit harder than I thought to pull out the central themes. So, here's a bit of a compilation of some of the things I've been talking about in my blog which points to some of the major trends in learning. This will be a slow evolution. And surveys such as Web 2.0
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG
[Providers] What Is Mobile Learning?
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2011
One large learning systems provider says mobile learning is what’s done on your laptop. Another medium sized learning systems provider provides a similar solution like the above one but on a USB drive. I spent a day at the Learning Technologies show exhibition in London this week. There is a lot of talk of mobile, social, and informal learning at the vendor stalls this year. Good sign I’d say. Unfortunately everyone has their own definition of each of these terms. The most confused, if not misused, term seems to be mobile learning. Agree? Mobile Learning mLearning
[Providers] Learning 2.0 Strategy
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
always felt this worked pretty well and we'd have a roadmap that covered a few years and provided the basis for moving forward. Strategy because you have to be prepared to provide these new services and solutions. can provide tools and support. Over the past two years, I've worked with start-ups and corporations around the world who are grappling a bit with the impact of Web 2.0 on learning. One of the more interesting aspects of this is that I've really changed and refined what I advise both audiences in terms of their learning 2.0 strategy. Strategy 1. and Learning 2.0
[Providers] Anatomy of an eLearning Lesson: Merrill’s First Principles
| THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
post from a couple weeks ago explained that there are instructional design models that offer formulas for assembling training in a way that captures learners’ attention, conveys content, and provides learners with an opportunity to practice and receive feedback on new skills. Both models provide sound structure for developing effective eLearning. Corollary #2: New Experience – Provide learners with new, relevant experience to use as a foundation for learning new knowledge. Principle #4: Application – Provide learners with practice activities during training. Gable.
[Providers] Brian Brushwood #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012
Brian Brushwood riffed off his success with Scam School and other scams to provide lessons about branding and new media opportunity. social strategy
BRAVE NEW ORG
[Providers] Learning 2.0 is Dumb: Use ‘Connected Learning’ Instead
| MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
Formal : a self-contained & scheduled learning event, typically but not always tracked, providing a comprehensive and at times logical or sequential approach to a topic. Informal : an opportunity without conventionalism, atypical to formal learning, providing guidance, expertise or acumen on the go. Social : an exchange of ideas, knowledge or information typically characterized by friendly interaction through online services that provides supplemental understanding often via personal & professional networks. Learning 2.0 implies there may be Learning 3.0
[Providers] Wanted “thinking” graphic designers
| TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
What does it mean, when SME or ID provides a reference in the storyboard and says ‘recreate this graphic using this image as a reference’? In the following example we first see the original reference provided by SME as well as the graphic ‘recreated’ by a graphic designer. Original reference provided by a SME, considering he/she [.]. Main Articles graphic design infographic visualization
[Providers] When it's just so obvious NOT to train it's painful to watch it happen
Even better if this is accompanied by some form of support – from line managers setting goals and monitoring performance, from SMEs providing on-demand advice and support, or even from learning professionals providing workplace coaching. The amount of time, effort and money wasted on formal ILT training prior to rollout or upgrade of enterprise platforms (particularly ERM and CRM) and other new software systems is really quite amazing. Some managers and L&D people just don’t seem to get it. You might as well throw the money spent on these activities out the window. Bingo!
[Providers] mLearning marches ahead: new trends in mobile learning
His predictions are, in brief: mLearning projects get bigger, device diversity is the "new normal", apps trump browser-delivered content, authoring tools evolve to deal with mobility, tablets explode, private social networks support business centric social interactions, mobile device/os vendors consolidate, new experts provide consulting on mLearning and new features exploit technology capabilities inherent in devices. In his prediction concerning authoring tools he points out the possibility of authoring tools providing 'publish to HTML5' option.
[Providers] Strategies for Creating Simulations in e-Learning: Helping Learners to Apply More
| MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014
The format appeals to learners and provides an experiential way of learning. Additionally, it provides an assessment tool for managers-to check how much their teams know and to see how they will apply it in their of area work. Once the learner is immersed into the virtual environment, it becomes easy for him or her to perform the activities that the simulation provides and learn well from them. Provide ample ‘push’ for learning. We can provide this push in many ways – and pitting learners against one another is a powerful way of doing so.
[Providers] Harold Jarche » Academic Upstarts
[Providers] Examples and Samples of Game Design Documents
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
This document is specific to a Playstation game but provides a good use of visuals as it explains the creation of the game. This provides details on a game called An Ant's Life. Here is a collection of several game design documents and information about game design documents. If you are considering creating a "Serious Game" or an instructional game, one of the first place to start is a great game design document. But how to write one? These samples will give you some ideas. Game Design Document: Play with Fire. Document for Ant Game.
[Providers] Practical Steps for Getting to Kirkpatrick Levels 3 and 4
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013
The newest article by the Kirkpatricks, Creating a Post-Training Evaluation Plan , provides straightforward tips for starting with the end in mind and building Levels 3 and 4 evaluation into your processes. 'How do you go beyond Kirkpatrick Levels 1 and 2 to start demonstrating the true value of your program? To reach Levels 3 and 4, it is critical to put a strategy in place early in the planning process. Click here to read the article, which appears in the June issue of T+D magazine.
[Providers] What to Include in an E-Learning Request for Quotation (RFQ)
| THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012
Question from client: We need to engage an external e-learning provider to develop a course. An RFQ is used to provide e-learning providers with enough project detail to enable them to give you an accurate quotation. What should we include in a Request for Quotation (RFQ)? It is an important document for several reasons: It begins [.]. Client question Project Management
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG
[Providers] Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2011
A ‘Performance Support System’ or PSS refers to any system that improves worker productivity by providing on-the-job access to integrated information, advice and learning experiences. The advisory component is meant to provide help wherever and whenever the user requires it. The information component is meant to provide all the information the users require to do their job. In an earlier blog post, I had written about how Microlearning is changing the face of learning at the workplace. What is a ‘Performance Support System’? The four components of a good PSS. Upside2Go: ?
THE ELEARNING COACH
[Providers] 10 Books Of Visual Ideas
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
Book recommendations that provide inspiration, examples and guidelines for visualizing concepts, information and data. Post from: The eLearning Coach 10 Books Of Visual Ideas. BOOK REVIEWS REVIEWS
[Providers] ROI: The Most Difficult Metric!
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
But, the real question is, can you truly make the connection between what you are providing to the business and how that has improved the bottom line Do you know what the impact of your training efforts are on the organization? Are you measuring them? Of course!" you say. We have all kinds of data supporting what we do!"
[Providers] Links for 2009-01-05 [del.icio.us]
| MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2009
Dimdim provides easy, open, affordable collaboration. YourFonts - Generate Your Own Fonts Online. Dimdim: Web conferencing that just works. Use for online meetings, eLearning, desktop sharing, training, distance education, unified collaboration, webinar, free web meetings and more
ELEMENT K BLOG
[Providers] Where is Mobile Learning Most Helpful?
| FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011
But the question for learning professionals is this: Can you provide people in your organization with another productive use of their smartphone during such stolen moments -- a way to learn or improve their performance in some way? Here are some examples of typical job roles where providing performance support via a handheld device could be particularly valuable: Sales executives: The ability either to better prepare for a key customer meeting or to quickly look up product or pricing information on the most convenient device at that moment could be a big plus. Mobile Learning
[Providers] Storyboarding for E-Learning: Challenges and Tips
| FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
Storyboards are used by the instructional designer (ID) to: Gain agreement with the subject matter expert (SME) on the design approach of the e-learning course Provide instruction to the e-learning developer on [.]. The storyboard is a representation of content, visual design, interactivity, navigation, narration etc in soft copy form. For examples of storyboards, check out Connie Malamed’s blog. Design Development
[Providers] An introduction to social media - for learning and performance enhancement
This is a social resource as it also provides the opportunity for you to provide your own experiences of using social tools for learning. I am frequently asked for a link to an introductory guide to social media and its use for leaning and performance improvement, so here is my guide. The contents list is shown in the screenshot below. You can access the contents page here
[Providers] E-Learning Approaches to Developing Systems Training
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
If this was a question for broad use systems training, such as Microsoft Office 2010, then the answer may have been to: use the performance support tools that the systems provider offers (Microsoft [.]. Question from a client: What’s an effective and efficient way to developing training of a new system that won’t break the bank? Client question Systems training
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
[Providers] Learning Management System Reporting with Google Analytics
However, TOPYX social LMS is completely integrated with Google Analytics to provide you all of the online usage reporting you need to make the important decisions. There are many great features Google Analytics provides that can help you better manage your learning program. If learning management system usage reporting is critical to your organization’s needs, check out how TOPYX social LMS provides you with the powerful web analytics of Google Analytics. Getting this level of transparency of information is the hard part. See for yourself. Jeffrey A. interactyx.com.
[Providers] Text-to-Speech Overview and NLP Quality
| TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2010
Text-to-speech can create professional voice narration without any recording which provides significant advantages: keeps narrated presentations continuously up to date (it's too time consuming/expensive to rerecord human narration) faster development - streamlined workflow lower costs. And this also provides a roadmap to test quality. We’ll compare the quality of three TTS voices: Mike - a voice provided by Microsoft in Windows XP (old style). Click on the link below to hear them: I'm Mike, an old style robotic voice provided by Microsoft in Windows XP.
[Providers] Designing Blended Learning: A Success Story
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014
'The palette available for creating a blended learning program provides many options for instructional designers. The usual choice? Start with a few self-paced lessons, add one virtual event and a pinch of discussion forums for flavor, and stir to get the blend you want. Virtual Classroom - Instructional Design Blended learning Design
[Providers] Guide to Online Course Design [INFOGRAPHIC]
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
These theories can range from actionable steps to philosophical diatribes, both of which provide their use, but equally are confusing as to where to begin. Naturally, not every item is an absolute necessary (many of which will depend on your needs), but they all do provide value for your online courses. 'Today there are a countless number of tips and tricks when it comes to effective online course design, that it can become confusing where to start. Enter the “Guide to Online Course Design” infographic by MindFlash. Wikis. Group Pages (Google). Discussion Boards.
SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG
[Providers] Collaborative Learning in Spite of Organizational Walls – June #LCBQ
| TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
They accomplish this by enlisting the assistance of: A volunteer task force for each curriculum project comprised of industry experts to provide subject matter expertise. Industry vendors who provide information about their products and work with the organization distribute safety messages. Specialized vendors who provide instructional design, textbook and e-learning development, marketing development, website development and a variety of other services. They provide the anchor that keeps all concerned parties centered on the common goal.
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
[Providers] Libraries of the Future
Employees and partners now have professional secure and branded portals to access critical information, share ideas, provide feedback and generally feel more engaged. Social learning management systems like TOPYX are providing these solutions without user fees so everyone is getting involved in the conversation. This is also an indicator that individuals are becoming more and more receptive to the availability of information and inter-contentedness that today’s technology can provide. Look no further than your local library. Maybe. Jeffrey A. Interactyx Limited.
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
[Providers] Outsource Professional Services for Your LMS
If you’re ready to take the next step towards company growth by implementing an LMS but feel poorly equipped to provide technical support services, there is another option for you. To find the most relevant professional services team, first ask your LMS provider. The person implementing and setting up your LMS may provide support services on behalf of the company, or be able to refer you to a third party contractor. Not all learning management software providers offer this, however. There are challenges an organization must face to maintain an LMS in-house.
LIVING IN LEARNING
[Providers] When Does a Cloud-based LMS Make Sense?
| THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
There was something about having my own staff running my own servers behind my own firewall that provided a sense of security and control. A few years ago, I am quite certain, I would have been fighting this “cloud” concept tooth and nail. To an extent it did, and the IT staff would be the first to man the ramparts to fight off having anything living outside the firewall – much less allowing anyone outside to get into our systems. feel their concern, and I respect the need to protect the network and data resources behind the firewall.
COFFEE AND DESIGN
[Providers] eLearning Paradigms 2014
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
Comprehension Tester (enables learners’ knowledge to be tested–and feedback provided). Practice Provider (enables learners’ decision-making to be tested–and feedback provided). Social Augmentation Provider (enables learners to learn from and with each other). Gamification Provider (provides motivational incentives and behavioral prompts to action). Mobile Learning Provider (provides learning and/or performance support through mobile technology). Video Provider (enables video to be utilized in various ways).
LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE
[Providers] Using Augmented Reality for Contextual Mobile Learning by Jason Haag
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2013
'Augmented reality (AR) provides a view of the real world, with enhancement from computer- generated. and provides examples of how AR delivered on mobile devices is already providing support for. input: sound, graphics, text, video, and GPS data. This article expands on a session from DevLearn. learning. and performance in real-life situations. Blended Learning Development Strategies Emerging Topics Mobile Learning
[Providers] Announcement of Serious Games Directory
| TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
The Serious Games Association announced a new, international resource for developers, providers, analysts, educators and consultants, the Serious Games Directory. Technology providers are invited to list engines and tools; design consultants, marketing analysts and text book authors can provide background on their services and a link to their own site for more information. . New Online, International Directory for Serious Games Industry Offers. Offers Free Listings for Titles, Tech, Services, Textbooks, Schools. All listings and access will be available free in 2012.
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG
[Providers] These Are NOT Serious Games!
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2009
Games that provide discrete and not continuous feedback are not serious games. game must provide continuous feedback to the learner; this is in contrast with feedback as a part of question/answer interaction, which is typical of discrete feedback. Games that do not provide user immersion. Serious games are immersive, and provide sophisticated user experience and engagement. Recently I’ve been consulting with a customer on the design of a series of digital learning games for sales training. So what really makes a ’serious’ game? Are they? Objects.
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
[Providers] 5 Reasons Why Businesses Should Choose Social LMSs
A social LMS is a solution that integrates eLearning and collaboration tools into the traditional LMS functionality to provide a complete online learning and training environment. A modern, social LMSs should be able to provide you the tools and features you will need – not a bunch of excess baggage to get in the way. That is the type of collaboration a social LMS should provide you. and administered to provide the correct group-level access. That is the type of collaboration a social LMS should provide. LMS stands for Learning Management System.
LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE
[Providers] Marc My Words: The Greatest Mobile Learning App Ever (until the next one comes along) by Marc J. Rosenberg
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2010
Two-dimensional barcodes, also called 2D tags, provide a new dimension for mobile learning, performance support, and printed content. Learn how (and why) to use 2D tags in this informative. column. Mobile Learning
[Providers] Three core foundations for online learning
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2011
In essence, layered on top of the domain knowledge are 21st century skills , which are likely to be the only lasting value you can provide learners (c.f. And finally, it’s about not just providing the content and having the learner sink or swim, but instead actively looking at the learner’s performance, finding ways to scaffold the learning and being attentive to signals of potential trouble. We can do this, on a cost-effective basis, and I reckon it’s going to be the only sustainable differentiator to be a successful provider. The market is waiting.
[Providers] Introducing: mLearning Design Training [6-hr Workshop with RJ Jacquez]
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012
NOTE : Participants will be provided with a 100+ page PDF , which includes Slides, Hands-on Exercises, Best Practices and Resources. The URL and the Agenda will be provided after you register. 'After delivering my 6Hr Mobile Learning Workshop for companies for a few months, today I’m opening it up for Learning Professionals. Why Register for this Training? This workshop is a result of months of research on mobile; mobile app design testing for best practices ; countless hours of consulting and lots of learning about design from trial and error. Send to Kindle.
THE E-LEARNING CURVE
[Providers] Phases of the 3PD Approach: Discovering Instructional Design 15
| TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
The intent of the Three-Phase Development (3PD) Model was to provide a new focus for the end-to-end learning content and evaluation development process, especially for Web-based teaching and. The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.
[Providers] Howard Rheingold #AECT Keynote Mindmap
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
His takeaways provided valuable lessons for individuals, schools, organizations, and society. 'Howard Rheingold gave a fast-paced and inspiring talk on social network skills. With great examples and deep insight, he brought home powerful lessons on the power of people. design social strategy
[Providers] Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
Work Literacy and the eLearning Guild are partnering to provide you with a great (and free) opportunity to get up to speed on Web 2.0 tools and their implications for learning professionals. This 6-week, highly active, social learning event will introduce you to new methods and tools. It will be moderated by Michele Martin and Harold Jarche, with help from Tony Karrer. This is your opportunity to ramp up your understanding of Learning 2.0 Each week we will share new activities that will allow you to explore different Web 2.0 tools and discuss their implications for learning. experience.
SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG
[Providers] How to Evaluate Learning: Kirkpatrick Model for the 21st Century—A Revision
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
The “chain of evidence” supports the results, showing the value learning and reinforcement has provided to the business. The “upside-down” planning model’s efficiency is evident in Steps 1 through 4, as it: Starts with the expected results and quantifies them Defines the behaviors you want the people to exhibit to produce those results Determines the information or knowledge you need to provide to get the intended behaviors Determines the modality in which the training should be delivered to get a positive response. think the table actually makes the process easier to understand.
CLIVE ON LEARNING
[Providers] What's the point in competency frameworks?
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
Competency frameworks provides a basis for designing learning activities and content. They also provide a basis for individuals to plan their personal development. And they also provide a foundation for more objective performance reviews. One of my clients asked me recently, what is the point in competency frameworks? As far as he was concerned they just seemed to be getting in the way of his task of helping people to learn their jobs - just another bureaucratic corporate process which ate up time and gave back little in terms of real benefits. So, what do you reckon?
[Providers] Gamification in the Realm of Employee Training
| MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
It provides a new lens for the creation of all types of instruction, the lens of game-designer. If used properly, thinking like a game-designer will help instructional designers and organizations to think through the design elements included in their e-learning or classroom instruction and provide a more realistic and rich approach to all types of training. Finally, most games provide continual, focused feedback. Adding these elements to instruction provides engagement, a context for which the learning takes place and a chance to apply the learning. Games
[Providers] Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs
| MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
The full feed provides snippets from each source. And the Best Of feed provides a weekly summary with the top content from all of these sources. I just saw a post by Amit Garg Top 47 eLearning & Workplace Learning Blogs. His list was very similar to the list of sources that eLearning Learning includes. It made me wonder how many sources does eLearning Learning include? Turns out it's exactly 99. Please let me know if I'm missing any blogs that produce good content on eLearning and more particularly Workplace eLearning that would make sense to include. eLearning Technology.
[Providers] Harnessing Learning Theories for the Mobile Platform: A m-learning perspective
| THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
The behaviorist learning theory follows the ‘drill and feedback’ method of providing the learners with appropriate learning material and then seeking response on the same. Feedback is also provided – through the delivery platform as and when learners complete their assignments. Learning opens up the unique opportunity to provide the learners a realistic scenario-based environment to discover and learn – as per their convenience. This theory provides learners a problem that is based on the real-life situations they often encounter. Constructivist Learning. Taylor.
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013
[Providers] Ways Social Learning Systems Helps Your Small Business Grow
Training While your employees might like going into training as a break from the day to day job duties, that doesn’t mean that an instructor talking to your employees is going to be the most effective way to provide continuing education. Learning Management Systems Applications called learning management systems (LMSs) make it easy to provide a structured environment for social learning. 'Social learning is a concept that breaks the archaic dynamic of trainers as being the only source to deliver knowledge to your employees. If you are new to LMS, start with the basics.
[Providers] Friday Spotlight > Medical Soft Skills
| FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014
Learners make decisions about what to do, say, and the appropriate care to provide to virtual patients. These patients provide real-time feedback to the learner’s choices. The fun, immersive experience is facilitated by a virtual mentor who provides expert consultative feedback, enabling learners to draw valuable learning conclusions from larger patterns of behavior. 'Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers ( PRI ) understands that effective communication in medical care is highly correlated with better patient adherence. times better odds of patient adherence.
[Providers] WEBINAR: How to Automate the Administration of Learning Within Your Organization
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2012
What would be your reaction if you were informed that you needed to provide training to 1000 new individuals in the next 30 days? If you’re a commercial training provider, it may be a combination of joy over the influx of revenues mixed with stress at the required effort. Too often, though, the time and effort required to enrol learners, assign them to the correct course or curriculum, track their progress, provide them with certificates, and manage future re-certification requirements is huge and potentially demoralizing. Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2012.
[Providers] Virtual Classroom Implementation & Design: Frequently Asked Questions
| THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
'At InSync Training, we often provide informational sessions to workgroups in the midst of adopting a virtual training or blended learning strategy. After the session, we summarize the questions sent in via chat and provide more in-depth answers in a follow-up email to the client. thought the answers to the most commonly asked questions might be of interest to my readers so here they are! Blended learning Cultural intelligence Virtual Classroom Design Facilitation Engagement Webinars
LARS IS LEARNING
[Providers] 12 years of your life for 4 years of knowledge - a good deal?
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2010
Michael Feldstein has written a thought-provoking post on Xplana.com which "provides direct-to-student productivity tools that enhance the student learning experience". Xplana Xplana is an attempt to support individuals in their learning, which is a broad trend that will be highly disruptive to current educational models, certainly in Higher Education. The economic climate and availability of access.
CLIVE ON LEARNING
[Providers] Straightforward with a human touch
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2011
Simple isn’t it
TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK
[Providers] Wild and Wacky Friday: The Population Clock
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
The population clock provides real-time estimates of the number of U.S. residents. Check it out: [link] Historical estimates : [link
[Providers] E-Learning Challenges and Tips for Addressing Them
| THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014
'E-learning provides ready access to training in digestible chunks, and it is often a very cost-effective manner to offer training. However, those two elements sometimes lead senior leaders or potential clients to think that e-learning is always the best solution no matter what. In the April 2014 Infoline , “Basics of E-Learning Revisited,” authors Manjit Sekhon and Darin Hartley address common e-learning traps. Click here to read full version
[Providers] Tips to Help Avoid eLearning and LMS Project Failure
| MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
It can also feel like a ‘leap of faith’ when engaging an e-learning or LMS provider. Engaging a provider requires trust. These project controls should be shared between you and your eLearning/LMS provider. The provider has not given you a comprehensive list of functional and design specs prior to build. The provider has not provided a working proof-of-concept prior to full e-learning/LMS build. You have not had a meeting (F2F or teleconference) with your provider in over a week. Signs that your eLearning/LMS project is at risk.
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG
[Providers] Contemporary E-Learning: Delivering Knowledge Or Dishing Out Information
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2010
learner gains knowledge when he/she uses the provided information to actually do things and receives feedback about what he/she has done. The courses that we create provide the learners with tons of information. If we really want the people who take our courses to learn, we need to provide them with a platform where they can make mistakes and then provide them with meaningful feedback. Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? Eliot. That’s a pertinent question that we need to ask ourselves. So, what differentiates knowledge from information? 14, no. 1, pp.
[Providers] Who Needs Training, Again?
Spending money, time and effort providing face-to-face training or eLearning courses for workers in an attempt to equip them to use new processes and systems as they’re rolled out across our organisations is one of these cases. At some point in time I am sure we’ve all found ourselves with an answer staring us in the face, but we just haven’t managed to see it yet. Most of us know there are
[Providers] Strategies for Optimal SME Engagement
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
We rely on them to provide insight into our project and to validate what we are writing or creating. When this occurs, it is very difficult to create an end product that moves the needle on performance within the time frame provided by our clients. In this seminar, Dr. Sink provided a list of barriers to optimal SME engagement, and we worked in groups to come up with some ways to respond to these barriers. The SMEs’ managers or management team must agree to providing the time away from their primary job to provide what you need for your project.
[Providers] Power vs Ease of Use: Do We Need to Choose One?
How do the template designers maintain the ease of use and yet provide powerful features that the course designer can control? Element Size and Placement : Provide control to the course designer over the placement of whole elements, not just text labels, images, buttons and videos. Text Hyperlinks: When there is a need to provide additional information that wouldn't fit the real estate of the interaction, a text hyperlink is the best way out. Industry gurus have long maintained that authoring tools can be either powerful or easy to use. They say: choose one.
CLIVE ON LEARNING
[Providers] Are apps the future of e-learning?
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
Like millions of others I never thought apps would make much of a difference to my life but now find myself turning to them as first choice to provide a myriad of services. The point is, would you want the content to be packaged up in individual apps or accessed from a gateway app (like iTunes, iBooks or YouTube or a full-scale LMS) that provides a library of content? Creating content : Here the devices themselves provide the greatest limitations. How can this be? Well, apps tend to do one job really well with the minimum of fuss. So how far can we take the idea of apps?
[Providers] Enhancing Interactions with Media Elements
With this, course developers are increasingly feeling the need to provide additional information elements within interactions. Templates can however be limiting when it comes to providing additional content elements. Now suppose the tutorial designer wants to provide a link to a Wikipedia article on Android - or to a Youtube video featuring the phone device. This feature set provides advanced flexibility to Raptivity. A few years back, e-learning courses were largely static, with a few interactions here and there. Raptivity Media Toolbox. f4v), an image (.jpg,png,gif)
[Providers] Mobile Learning and Games: 3 Ways They Mix
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
Mobile learning games provide knowledge on the go. mobile learning games provide us with the convenience of instant access to information, but deliver it in an engaging way. mLearning games provide entertainment that produce learning results. mLearning games provide social interaction through scoreboards, messaging and multi-player options. For most of us, our phones are the first things we touch when we wake up in the morning and the last before we go to sleep at night. mLearning games are accessible almost anywhere. Now think about games. Games ON our cell phones.
ELEMENT K BLOG
[Providers] What Kinds of Content Can Be Used for Mobile Learning?
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
Several companies, such as Element K's partner GetAbstract [LINK], have long provided the key points from great books, either as five-page PDF documents or as audio recordings. Content delivered to smartphones or tablets can be part of a blended learning program, to complement training materials provided in a classroom or through traditional e-Learning. As the popularity of e-readers and tablets is demonstrating, learning from reading full-length e-books can provide many benefits. " and "Where is Mobile Learning Most Helpful?" Book abstracts.
LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY
[Providers] Great Animation on Motivation
| THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us The main point is to think about how you can provide your team with more autonomy, more time to achieve mastery on specific skills, and provide everyone with a clear purpose. RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us The main point is to think about how you can provide your team with more autonomy, more time to achieve mastery on specific skills, and provide everyone with a clear purpose. This video is going round the web, but very interesting.
[Providers] Random Web 2.0 Statistics
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
Top US Search Providers October 2009 ) There are more than 85,000 active contributors working on more than 14,000,000 articles in more than 260 languages at Wikipedia. Facebook Statistics ) On Facebook, the average user has 130 friends on the site with more than 8 billion minutes spent on Facebook each day (worldwide) providing approximately 45 million status updates each day. Here are some interesting Web 2.0 Statistics gathered from a number of different sources. Web 2.0 same source as above) Web 2.0 An estimated 6.8 percent of all search queries in October 2009.( Web 2.0
[Providers] Seeking an Encompassing Term for the Benefits of Using Social Media
I'm looking for the term, or a term, that explains to someone who just doesn't get exactly what using social media can provide to a person or a group of people. The introduction of social media has only provided yet another means to learn together. Social media also provides us with the ability "to collaborate on tasks, to promote goods and services, to entertain each other, to exchange information and so on." - Clive Shepherd. So if social learning doesn't cover it all what term does? Perhaps "Social Media Experiencing"? Clive Shepherd
CHALLENGE TO LEARN
[Providers] Impact of informal learning: output learning #LCBQ
| THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
Especially in combination with a survey and an analysis of user generated content this will provide you a with a lot of useful information on the informal learning activities. The question of the month #LCBQ is: How do you assess whether your informal learning, social learning, continuous learning and performance support initiatives have the desired impact or if they achieve the desired results? All these terms have one common denominator; they all are non-formal learning activities and processes. But at the end of the day you don’t have a clue if whether it was worth it. The how.
[Providers] Game Element: Feedback
| MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
In game-based learning, you are provided score to know how well you are doing related to others, you can see how many points youve earned and you are provided information on your progress toward your final goal. The feedback of the alarm is not providing specific instructions, it doesnt indicate: you should do X instead of Y. Another form of feedback provides guidance. Corrective feedback informs the learner that their response was incorrect and provides knowledge of the correct or desired response. It indicates the right answer for the learner. Design
[Providers] The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
This led to a lifelong career in learning technology as a content developer, entrepreneur, consultant, analyst, and now technology provider. You too, may believe the following learning and development myths: MYTH ONE: Most organizations provide some type of training to their workforce. large percentage of organizations I speak with provide no formal training. MYTH TWO: Organizations that do provide training have embraced online learning. ” . So what does all this have to do with learning and development? False. He may know how I should do this task.”
THE LEARNED MAN
[Providers] eLearning Companies in India: City & Offerings Breakup
| SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011
Our research shows that there are currently in the region of 100 companies of varying size and scale in India engaged in providing e-Learning related services. The following graphic captures the citywise and offerings breakup of these companies
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2012
[Providers] Five Online Learning Ideas That May Apply to the Workplace
Provide opportunities for students to meet, get to know each other, work together, and connect deeply in your online classes. Provide opportunities in their work for them to include something personal. This recent blog from Lisa Nielsen and posted at Tech and Learning shares some advice on how one can improve their online learning environments, especially as it involves socialization, community and relevancy. Do you think these same principles apply within the corporate online learning environments as well? Do you think the current workforce would accept these ideas?
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
[Providers] Social Media Could Add $1.3 Trillion to the Economy
Supporting the value social learning technologies will provide organizations, the article continues with, “The report adds credence to a recent flood of social media acquisitions from companies like Oracle, Salesforce and Microsoft. Social media and social learning management technologies are going to change the landscape of how we work, interact and live our daily lives. We have seen the rise of titans: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more. And, this social media revolution is finally redefining the business sector, not just those looking to share their favorite recipes.
UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG
[Providers] LMS: A Quick SWOT Analysis
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010
Provide a central and manageable system for both online and offline training. By not only providing the tools but also revamping the whole learner experience is required. Tools focused on providing a networked environment to learners and allowing them to share content, opinions and information with each other could extend to take over some of the LMS functionality posing a new competition (already are) to LMS. The LMS has been a hot discussion topic for some time now. wanted to do a quick SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario today. Threats.
[Providers] Transformations in the Grocery Shopping Service Journey
| THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
What I want to do is provide a brief history of the grocery shopper's journey, and key transformations of that journey. Grocery shopping is one of those chores that we all have to do from time to time. I'm introducing the topic of grocery shopping as a service journey not because the concept is new. Few people who analyze what grocers do and how people who shop in their stores get the job of buying groceries done would be surprised that it is a journey.
[Providers] Solutions for learners with #disabilities using specific #social media
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Here are the slides provided by Karel, 15 slides with a mountain of information for people with and without disabilities. Karel Van Isacker from PhoenixKM and VIPI just gave a presentation on social media in an accessible learning perspective. He gave an amazingly interesting talk. The reason of interest was his focus on the actual usability of a broad range of alternative social media tools that people with disabilities need to use in order to actually access social media. had no idea and I am very grateful that Karel got me so excited. tools education social media disability eLearnin
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
[Providers] Online Learning: From Beginning to MOOCs
MOOCs are gaining in popularity and are being deployed by traditional universities and nonprofits around the globe to provide education to those previously unable to access such resources. Are you currently seeing a change in how learning is provided in your class or your office? 'Students participating in online learning courses is expected to reach 19 million by 2014. Today, 1 out of 4 students has enrolled in at least one online course. Some Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) have brought together over 250,000 students. See how online learning is changing how we work as well.
[Providers] Virtual Patient eLearning Simulations: An Introduction & Check List
| MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
Medical education experts have grappled with the difficulties of providing learners with authentic and flexible opportunities to manage complex clinical situations in a controlled learning environment for years, but recent collaborations with eLearning experts may hold the key to a new wave of interactive courses focused on building clinical decision-making skills. The innovation that spawned [.].
[Providers] Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner
| TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014
Interactivities built within e-learning can effectively provide relief as well as challenge the learners to think and apply assimilated learning. Alternatively, an open text field may also be provided, where the learners can write their responses. Incomplete stories can also provide ‘food for thought’. Mascots or mentors are often part of e-learning, providing relief and the much needed ‘human touch’ in e-learning. They can be utilized to provide interactions as well. The assessment could be provided by giving a rating (gold, silver, bronze etc.)
[Providers] eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011
would argue that we can, provided the eLearning has some elements to make it a successful interaction. Follow your video clips with knowledge check questions asking for the learner’s feedback on what they have just viewed, and providing appropriate feedback to the learner’s response. You can present the employee’s side of the conversation either in text or voice recording, and then provide the learner with multiple choice options for response as the manager. The course would then provide feedback based on the learner’s response. By Dean Hawkinson.
[Providers] Blended Learning: Different combinations that work
| THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
Weighing all these factors will provide the insights to choose the right blend for your learning delivery. Short audio recordings, videos, animations and infographics provide bite-sized knowledge nuggets for a personalized approach to learning. Blending Structured and Unstructured Learning: Structured learning has a well-established place within the corporate training structure where the learner is provided a set of pre-designed learning content and is set off on a pre-determined learning path. 'Blended Learning is in itself self-explanatory, its all in the name.
[Providers] Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012
They provide us with a safe haven to test our newly acquired knowledge before going out and bettering the world with it. Levels or turns provide us with the opportunity to evaluate our choices and make better decisions as the game progresses… and the anticipated rewards create feedback loops to keep us motivated. The social aspect learning games provide is unmatched through traditional training. Why is everyone always picking on traditional training? And what makes learning games so special anyway? Traditional training is…not any of those. Learning games are engaging.
[Providers] Emergent Knowledge Management
| FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007
had imagined that we would provide relatively simple, free-form tools like Wikis, blogs. KM would become more of an issue of how you provide structure and get leverage on these free-form tools. This vision aligns well with what I see happening in eLearning - Direction of eLearning - Emergence or Big System Tacit workers will use their PWLE to work and learn and it will be up to us to figure out how to aggregate and provide structure to leverage this information into valuable content for others in the organization. For example, see Bill Ives' recent post , and Paula Thorton.
[Providers] If Not ADDIE, Then What? Part 1: Thiagi’s 4-Door Model
| THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011
And though it provides a good framework for the structure of the course, it doesn’t say much about which information to include or how to design the interactions behind the four doors. In this short series , I’m highlighting instructional design models that have had profound impacts on my work… specifically those that speak to the creative process, and specifically those that have originated in the practice of creating corporate learning. These areas represent different ways in which the learner can interact with the content of the course and even other learners.
TOPYX SOCIAL LEARNING | THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
[Providers] What is a Learning Management System (LMS)?
What that means is that the right learning management system can help you better reach your training/education goals whether they are focused on continuing education, eLearning availability, synchronous or asynchronous learning, mobile learning, certification programs, or even eCommerce and more, learning management systems are designed to provide the features you need to make sure your unique learning goals are met and a positive ROI is achieved. Here is a good video discussing LMS pricing. It is important that an LMS is compatible with eLearning content. Communities / groups. Events.
SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG
[Providers] 5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014
The following “brain facts” will help provide a more thorough understanding of the mysterious muscle that is the brain. 'If you want to create powerful learning experiences, it’s very helpful to get an understanding of how the brain works. While technology changes at an incredible rate, the brain evolves slowly. The unconscious mind rules the conscious mind There is an experiment that shows what happens when the conscious and… The post 5 Brain Facts That Influence How People Learn appeared first on Dashe & Thomson. Learning Brain Rules
[Providers] Michael Moore #eli3 Keynote Mindmap
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
He then argued some of the changes needed, and suggested some new institutional structure models that might provide guidance. Professor Moore gave a carefully detailed argument about why educational institutions (particularly higher ed) had to change, given the changes in society. design meta-learning strategy
[Providers] 101 Tips to Motivate the Virtual Learner: Rewards and Recognition
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
Motivation Category 8: Provide Rewards and Recognition for Virtual Learning Participation and Success. 'This is the ninth post in a series of eleven which will examine how to motivate the virtual learner. The first post introduces the series. It feels great to answer a question correctly, and to receive positive feedback from facilitators and peers. Participants often don''t expect positive reinforcement from virtual courses. Find ways to build in opportunity for tangible rewards and recognition - even for asynchronous programs.
[Providers] Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
'Most associations have provided some degree of member education as part of their mission. With stronger educational components, we believe that associations can become the learning centers of the future, providing a vibrant learning community for industry, while augmenting traditional post-secondary educational offerings and better servicing the employees and industry alike. However, corporate universities are expensive, and associations can provide an alternative. Instead of a manufacturer creating a corporate university, the association should be providing the education.
[Providers] 7 Strategies for Building Community in Online Courses
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
Provide two non-graded asynchronous discussion forum in the course. Provide each group with its own private discussion forum. Provide some guidelines on effective virtual team-work. Provide netiquette and guidelines on how best to participate in the graded discussion forum, if applicable. 'Loneliness and a feeling of working in isolation is one reason why some online students eventually choose to drop a course. You can combat this attrition by building community in your course. Here are some ways that I have found useful to accomplish this task: 1.
[Providers] Getting a Head Start with Mobile Interactions
Then there are interactive quizzes that test knowledge and provide feedback. You can also provide ready reference materials for the people on the go. These interactions, together with memory aids available in the Raptivity HTML5 Turbopack released earlier, provide a rich variety of templates that suit a large number of instructional goals. When Raptivity released its first collection of mobile interactions for iPad and iPhone based eLearning, the path-breaking HTML5 Pack received several accolades. That's why I am excited about the new Raptivity HTML5 Starter Pack.
[Providers] Use conversations to deliver eLearning content- and a free template
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
And, of course, I’ll provide the source files for a FREE eLearning template at the bottom of the post. like that they provide elements of: Context. If you’re trying to change performance, conversations offer an opportunity to: put the information into context, ask a learner to make a choice, and provide feedback to their choice. Describe the attributes of each and provide some suggestions for how to handle each type. It provides useful information and a character to add some context. So what’s so powerful about conversations? Storytelling. wouldn’t.
[Providers] How I Make an Audio Podcast for Website Information
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
We’d like to create an interim audio podcast to provide this information in a simple and accessible format. Question from a client: We have new information to tell our clients, but we aren’t ready to make videos. How do we do this using a PC? There is still a role for audio podcasts on websites. [.]. Client question Development Podcast
[Providers] What the Navy Can Teach Us About Training Evaluation - Part 1
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013
'Military organizations provide many training best prac tices because they cannot afford to just train people and hope that they perform well in the field. Flawless execution is required every time, or lives could be lost. The sonar used in navy submarines is a great example of a military idea that can be applied to training
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