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  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Creative Minds: In and Out of Silicon Valley
    Venturocket, co-founded by Marc Hoag, intends to introduce job seekers directly to hiring managers, circumventing recruiters and headhunters, while his second start-up Crowd Vitae provides jobseekers with crowdsourced résumé feedback. The fresh new faces on the market may provide a novel twist on talent acquisition and other talent management areas – but these do not change the function or the business process; they do not tip an age-old existing practice on its head and shake it into a new way of doing things. I’d love to see our start-ups focus on that!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Providers] Start the New Year with a Fresh Outlook on HR
    Across the last few years, our members told us they want research that helps them navigate the challenges of today’s HR organization and the offerings of HR solution providers. In 2004, Bersin & Associates launched its very first report in learning technology, providing a new type of research – practical and focused on business outcomes -- for learning and talent professionals. For years, compliance had been the HR function’s primary role; now we were changing the playing field, providing proof that HR could impact the business. We have listened.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009
    [Providers] Games e-Learners Play
    In this article, Clive Shepherd argues the case for simulations and games as engaging, life-like and highly-interactive learning activities, capable of providing the foundation for second generation e-learning products that really deliver on the hype. Engaging, life-like and highly-interactive learning activities are capable of providing the foundation for second generation e-learning products that really deliver on the hype. Safety in the software So what do simulations and games provide us that we cant easily obtain using more traditional methods? Whats fun is doing.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
    [Providers] Starting a conversatin about the “maker movement”
    See also the links provided to the left of the article. The last set of readings in my emerging technology class was on the “maker movement.” ” The Horizon Report subtitled that as “shift from students and consumers to students as creators.” ” Those of us in learning and development are usually appreciative of ways to engender active, hands-on learning, so “making” is a trend we should watch. Online, we had a lot of discussion about whether people who created intellectual products (e.g. And please share other references if you like. Trend
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Providers] Key social learning resources: Part 4
    social , I provided some examples of how I think L&D can learn from what their people are already learning socially (with social media) and how they might encourage and engage  others to do so too. This article first appeared on TrainingZone on 25th September 2011. This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. 1. This week we start with a posting by Mark Britz, Nature finds a way. “A simple truth revealed – people will connect, people will share, people will collaborate.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015
    [Providers] The Roots of Becoming a More Effective Leader
    Jack Welch his “breakfast with Jack” opportunities and they were legendary across General Electric as it provided both the employees and Jack an opportunity to learn from one another. The becoming attributes provide the nutrients and foundation that help one to grow and to reach new heights, like General Sherman. If I had my way, any face-to-face leadership development program on the planet would first start with the facilitator showing a picture of General Sherman. We’ll return to this metaphor in a minute. But first, let’s look at a few data points. Improve succession planning.
  • JAY CROSS'S INFORMAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2009
    [Providers] Favorite 2009 posts on Informal Learning Blog
    Conferences have traditionally provided foundation knowledge for instructional designers, trainers, CLOs, and others in the field. I’ve learned a whale of a lot from these events over the last twenty years. Here are the most popular posts on the Informal Learning Blog in 2009. Business Impact of Social and Informal Learning. T o implement social/informal learning infrastructure projects, learning and development professionals need to shift their focus from learning to earning. The place to begin is by identifying a business objective that is vital to a corporate sponsor. company.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 2010
    [Providers] Modeling the Education Sector
    The government plays an important role as a provider whose responsibility is to maintain and coordinate the growth of this infrastructure. Of course, change can be large-scale, outside the box and revolutionary too, but current state can provide a fairly good indicator of what that we can expect to see. For example, the DISE Flash Statistics provide a reasonable detailed view of some of the parameters of school education in India and they have also developed an Educational Development Index that ranks states on the basis of certain criteria. Infrastructure. Leadership.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Providers] 7 Tools for Creating a ?Killer? Online Presentation | Wired@Heart
    John Kleeman from Questionmark has a great blog/presentation on how formative quizzes and tests not only provide for some interactivity, they also slow the forgetting curve and increase retention. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → 7 Tools for Creating a “Killer” Online Presentation. Posted on January 10, 2012 by Marina Kostina. Photo by Kiril Popov.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2008
    [Providers] Is PowerPoint Evil? (Part 3)
    If the PowerPoint slides were more attractive, engaging and stimulating, it would at least provide some fun during the learning process. Part 1 - Teaching Habits That Inspire You Out of Learning? Part 2 - I Have Bragging Rights, Because I Am.? ZaidLearn's Del.icio.us PowerPoint Links "It's the way people depend on all those bells and whistles that come with the software to try to shore up a weak presentation." - Chris Oakes (1998) ".To PowerPoint is a competent slide manager and projector. But rather than supplementing a presentation, it has become a substitute for it. Wait a minute!
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013
    [Providers] GP Strategies Acquires Prospero Learning Solutions
    — June 5 Global performance improvement services provider GP Strategies Corp. announced today it has acquired Prospero Learning Solutions, a provider of custom learning and content development. Prospero will operate as a part of GP Strategies'' Learning Solutions group and continue under the leadership of Lorne Novolker and Alan Ray. Elkridge, Md. Prospero highlights: • Founded in 1998 with offices in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. • Generated about $7 million in revenue for 2012. • Clients include Fortune 500 and Financial Post 500 companies.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Providers] TIS to Present New Mobile Learning Service at Industry Event
    The seminar will address the current challenge of providing learning interventions, or performance support, which can be accessed from multiple operating systems and devices. The seminar will address the current challenge of providing learning interventions, or performance support, which can be accessed from multiple operating systems and devices. London — Jan. 23 Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a developer of learning services, will present its learning products at the Learning Technologies conference on Jan. 29 in Olympia, London. ” at the exhibition. Source: TIS
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] AMA Enterprise to Host Government Conference
    The briefing will aim to provide government professionals with the tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing government. This briefing, designed for government professionals, will aim to provide attendees with the tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the challenges facing government. Arlington, Va. — Oct. 16 The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions announced that Haywood Spangler will be speaking at its Nov. Source: AMA Enterprise
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] A Conversation with Dan Hull Author of Career Pathways for STEM Technician
    Call me a geek, but the book I recently started that’s on the top of my summer reading list is “Career Pathways for STEM Technicians,” written and compiled by Dan Hull through a $75,000 National Science Foundation grant sponsored by the University of Central Florida. Dan Hull sent me a complimentary copy of the first run of 2,000 editions that he is giving away to selected organizations, companies and educators across the country.  At the time of this writing in late August, I had the opportunity to talk with him, as his book was getting prepared for sales in both printed and digital formats.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [Providers] How to Find Pictures for Your eLearning " Engaged Training
    StockPhotoFinder.com MASHABLE Photo provides Online PhotoEditor links, PhotoSharing links, PhotoBlog links, and PhotoMixing and Slideshows. Engaged Training My Ramblings about Training, Leadership, and Learning Home Subscribe Entries (RSS) Comments (RSS) Recent Posts Teaching and Leadership Why Do People Seek Unions? Learning 2.0 Web 2.0 Week Wordpress Connect with Me. truly believe that all eLearning should have some sort of visual presentation. Our culture has become more and more visual, and let’s face it education and learning must be more than just informative. However, Yahoo!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Providers] Social Learning: Take Me To Your Experts
    Of course, if you want to go all out; there are providers that offer best-of-breed expertise finding and matching functionality. Instead, L&D must become a broker for learning, connecting people to each other and to other sources of learning, wherever they are, not just providing them with formal learning opportunities. by David Mallon. Quick Question : How easy is it to find another employee in your organization with a specific expertise? Does your organization have an expertise directory ? For a surprising number of organizations, the answer is no. Why surprising? David
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Providers] Leadership: Science or Art? Is Inspiration Possible?
    Leaders need to provide that inspiration, that supportive stimulation that drives their teams to creativity, innovation, and mission-related action. We at Bersin & Associates devote a lot of time and attention to leadership. Recently we were treated to a day-long event on leading ( not managing -- "leading") presented by members of Impact Achievement Group from Redmond, Washington. One thing I liked was their tag line "Leadership training that sticks!). Our team leaders for the event were also authors of a book called "People Leave Managers.Not Organizations."
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
    [Providers] New York Life: Ensuring Permanence and Legacy
    Second, make sure learning results are measurable and on target with the overall business plan and providing real impact. Molinaro also receives feedback through constant conversations with human resources business partners and talent leaders, who provide guidance for current and future learning. In these programs, external coaches provide education tailored to senior leaders. New York Life Insurance Co.’s Michael Molinaro instills a sense of leadership in younger employees while maintaining the organization’s 168-year heritage. remained successful. Frank M. &rdquo
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
    [Providers] 13. Four strategies for learning II
    that allow employees to provide support to each other. Having said that, there is an important role for the learning and development professional as a sort of curator, someone who provides novice learners with the appropriate tools and supports them in finding the right people and content. Guided discovery is also a carefully structured process, but the emphasis here is on setting up activities from which the learner can gain their own insights and come to their own conclusions. The driver for this strategy is the facilitator or, in the case of self-study materials, the designer.
  • SPEAK OUT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Providers] Exercises that help reflect on gray areas
    This does not go to say that we should avoid exercises that provide correct answers. Provide all the information that the learner may require to make an informed decision. I am working on a really challenging project. Think about this: The objective is to get your learners to design better forms. The exercise shows a form in which the user wants to change his password. The learner can add/modify elements in the form to ensure that the errors are minimized. The objective is to let the learners know that consumers are loyal to particular brands for specific reasons.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013
    [Providers] If We Had To Do It All Again
    second reason to gain a solid business understanding is it helps to use metrics and perform impact analyses to provide evidence of value that is more easily accepted and valued by the organization. ” That said, several sources can provide meaningful support for those seeking the CLO spot, or for those who are already there. Faculty from the Graduate School of Education and the Wharton School provide a balance of theory and practice. They expand one’s network and provide regular multiday working sessions with CLOs from similarly ranked companies.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Providers] SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues
    Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). Over the years as GeoLearning grew, the company became well known to mid-market organizations and at the time of this acquisition was one of the largest mid-market LMS providers (revenues around $40M). Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
    [Providers] Fortune 1000 (Covance) Training Manager: How Web 2.0 Can Rescue Lumbering Organizations (Interview)
    There remains real value in learning and development organizations.  L&D (Learning & Development) organizations provide the framework for robust learning offerings and often focus on leadership development among other disciplines. Jesse Theiler is a Senior Manager of Technical Training for Covance, Inc. where he leads a global team of technical training professionals.  In addition, he is a Six Sigma Green Belt, an ASTD member, a DDI certified facilitator, a formal mentor and an amateur triathlete. You can contact Jesse directly through LinkedIn. Q. Adding Web 2.0
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Top 3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing eLearning for Your Association
    For years, associations have played a critical role in addressing the skills gap problem by providing professional and continuing education for their members. In the past, highly-specialized, industry education was provided through association annual meetings and educational sessions. For an association, e-Learning can provide a valuable member benefit, a new revenue source, and a way to attract new members with a product they need and want. If you’ve decided to provide eLearning for your members, the next step is to choose a course to offer as a pilot. recent U.S.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #5
    recent patent application from Google describes a way to provide ‘the collaborative generation of interactive features for digital videos, and in particular to interactive video annotations enabling control of video playback locations and creation of interactive games.’ Alternatives to Second Life. Karl Kapp puts some alternatives to Second Life on his blog. Interesting products, although some will cease to exist starting next year. 2. Windows Mobile for Gaming. Microsoft to make Windows Mobile a gaming platform. Glide OS. Google may enter in hosted gaming via Youtube.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] Reseller program for UpsideLMS launched
    Needless to say, Upside will provide all required marketing and sales support, sales training, regular product updates, etc. Following the recent release of UpsideLMS Version 4.0 we have now introduced a reseller program for the product and related services. We invite independent organizations and individual professionals to the program. We aim to expand our reach to markets and customers needing reliable eLearning solutions. We strongly believe in creating a network of strategic partners that share our vision. are available from our website ( www.upsidelearning.com ).
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2010
    [Providers] Different – Review
    Descriptions and examples are provided in this book filled with anecdotes from the professor at Harvard Business School. Tweet Different , by Youngme Moon, discusses how market competition creates a herd mentality amongst competitors and results in a wide array of very similar products. The more mature a market category, the less deviation there is. I see this in the learning management system (LMS) market. Basically, they’re all the same and currently all are adding “social&# to the mix, as they try to keep up with each other. Over time, everybody starts to look the same.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Providers] Let’s talk about work
    Provide options for workers to come and go and give them ways to stay connected when they’re not employed. Work today (and tomorrow) requires more creativity and less formulaic intelligence and it also requires less of “us&#. Full-time work has not been the ticket to the good life for several decades : The prolonged period of economic prosperity that Canada has enjoyed resulted in a 72-per-cent increase in economic output between 1975 and 2005, growth that has continued since, it [the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives] noted. The recession has only amplified this trend.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Providers] Answers to Frequently Asked Rapid E-Learning Questions
    We tend to gravitate towards the templates and placeholder structure that PowerPoint provides. Many of the blog’s subscribers are new to elearning. Because of this I get a lot of questions and many of them are similar. So today I’m going to do a recap of a few of the more common questions. What mic I use is the most frequent question I get. There are all sorts of good mics out there. I can’t speak to all of them, but I can share my experiences. used to use a headset mic, but I didn’t like that it was more susceptible to picking up the “popping p” sound. Not me. Pretty simple, huh?
  • IDIOT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
    [Providers] Are Web 2.0 tools designed to support learning?
    They should provide a platform where learners can post comments and trainers/experts can view them and respond. Whether it is Web 1.0 or Web 2.0 tools, we need to understand and evaluate the affordances of the tools and their abilities to support and deliver learning effectively. Today, I came across a case study that evaluates the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 technologies. The case study makes some interesting points about the pedagogical affordances of web 2.0 technologies. To put it across in layman’s perspective, the case study analyses the abilities of web 2.0 Web 2.0
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Are Professional Certifications Valuable?
    External certifications provided by vendors — as opposed to professional certifications that corporations create internally — are not created equal, however. Many companies invest in certifications in a haphazard, unplanned manner. The professional certification market is vast, and companies invest billions in it every year. But are they really getting a good return on their investment? Careful evaluation is necessary to get the most value for your organization and employees. But it all starts with the learning leader. He can be reached at editor@CLOmedia.com.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
    [Providers] Learning Technology Market Segments
    Technology Integration – The most important but sometimes the least considered segment of the learning technology market are those companies who provide integration services and operate relatively agnostic to the specific technology platforms. The learning technology market has been, and continues to be, one of the most fascinating segments of the training industry, now approaching a $5 Billion market worldwide. Training professionals have become increasingly dependent on technologies for the purpose of managing training operations (LMS/LCMS) and developing and delivering e-learning. 
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] E&Y Higher Education in India 2012-17 Report
    For example, how does merit based financing through which MIT, USA provides multiple financing methods, assured (?) I had a chance to review E&Y’s latest report – EY FICCI Higher Education Report Nov12 released at the FICCI Higher Education Summit 2012. have reviewed their past reports here. The report leverages the UGC report, HE At a Glance Feb 2012. Broadly, the report shows a picture of growth as a result of the capacity building in the Eleventh Five Year Plan. Private institutes (about 30,000) comprise 63.9% of the total HEIs and 58.9% of the enrolments.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012
    [Providers] Unflipping the flip
    George provides a set of 8 distinctions  between the MOOC model and the model that is being implemented by initiatives such as EdX and startups like Coursera. I have been really curious and a little wary of the “flip” (flipped classroom, flipping the classroom) kind of frenzy recently. Basically, it seems to mean that we flip: Students into teachers. Homework into Classwork. Classwork into learning by self or network, guided or unguided. Hallways and Social spaces into Classrooms. Closed curriculum to open. Degrees to badges. Fellow students into collaborators.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] Day Two: FICCI HES 2011
    There also needs to be a focus on policies and support infrastructure (Rahul Choudaha and Kavita Sharma) that provides a cohesive and articulate framework for internationalization. Started off with a bang. Sam Pitroda struck the right notes by questioning the dominant paradigm. He pushed levers when he raised a lot of questions that we have been discussing online - teachers as mentors, need to look at different educational model, need to scale, need to question our view of universities, need to question the structures in education, need to connect and so on. Some action towards the end.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010
    [Providers] Connective Simulations
    But what really got me excited is the possibility that all these ideas could probably merge if we started looking at simulations on a wider scale – connective simulations that could provide a way to abstract from the richness and complexity of our learning  process in a meaningful manner – allowing us to not only gain better insight about learning, but also to be able to guide our efforts to architect/enable observation based assessments. Trust Stephen to come out with another super presentation. Let us take the specific case of a hardware training LAB virtual world.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Alternate Education
    particularly liked the idea that there is a community out there that encourages and provides support for home education. I have started research on alternative education systems. Right off the bat I found a website that summarizes some of these initiatives in the Indian context - Alternative Education in India. Two really interesting categories were Alternative Schools and Learning Cooperatives. like the fact that the latter prefer not to be called “schools&# at all. Among the Alternative schools is the Atma Vidya Educational Foundation  in southern India. Wonder how that works!
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Scenarios – challenging the way we think about the future
    These scenarios provide a useful snapshot to help us consider how to track and monitor what happens in the future.’ A review of new learning Scenarios developed at Online Educa Berlin 2011 Despite the predictions of great thinkers in our industry, nobody can be 100% certain about what work will look like or how we will be developing skills within the corporations of the future. This can make it very difficult to plan effectively today. These drivers are outside our immediate control but play a critical role in defining the future of work and learning. What are Scenarios?
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014
    [Providers] How to influence the “C” Suite - Surviving and thriving in the great learning shift|
    Only then will L&D be able to provide the crucial shift from process to agility sought by the “C” site for todays fast changing, competitive environment. Nigel Paine shares his latest ideas in conversation with other L&D professionals at the #LT14UK Towards Maturity eXchanges If companies are to sustain the kind of efficiency gains they have experienced in the last 20 years, they have to move from simply focusing on IT- and process-driven approaches to maximising the impact of their people.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
    [Providers] Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? | Social Learning Blog
    As support, Anderson provides examples in which exceptional performers (elite dancers, TED Conference speakers), learn from their counterparts around the world by watching them online. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Online Video: the Perfect Social Learning Tool? Free online video is creating new global communities, granting their members both the means and the motivation to step up their skills and broaden their imaginations. Innovation has always been a group activity. Blog this! More about me here.
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Skill Sets for Serious Games and Educational Simulations
    They provides a constant voice of the customer to the development process. Percentage of Entire Project: 5-10% Title: Voice Talent Description of Responsibilities: Voice talent provides all of the voices for the sim, including narrator and characters. Percentage of Entire Project: 5% Title: Subject Matter Experts Description of Responsibilities: Subject matter experts provide the knowledge that has to be captured and developed in others through the sim. What are the roles for creating a serious game or educational simulation? They report to the client manager.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010
    [Providers] Helping Your SMEs Help You
    Often, SMEs need to provide me with additional information, documents, or forms. I try to send a list of anything they promised me to them within a few hours of our meeting. I love working with SMEs. (OK, most of the time I love working with SMEs. But really, I only love working with people in general most of the time.) Subject matter experts are great because they’re subject matter experts. I get to learn stuff from them. Because for all the SME jokes in our industry, they’ve got to have just as many about us crazy instructional designers. Afterall, we ask a lot of them.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Providers] Applying Gamification to e-Learning
    Today’s entry provides two interpretations of the term and lists multiple ways that you can apply gaming techniques to your e-Learning courses and training. <strong>Definition 1:</strong> <a href=”[link] Gamification Blog</a> sees gamification in its most literal sense: using games to teach materials to learners. Your first instinct may be to associate this word with adding interactive games to e-Learning courses. Like you, we were curious to learn more about gamification and see how it can be used in an e-Learning context.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Review: The Back of the Napkin
    The topic is somewhat complex and the author doesn’t skimp on providing depth. eLearning is an abundantly visual medium. As a result, designers and developers who can think visually are able to envision the final product, conceive visuals for content and visualize how information fits together. The great news is that visual thinking can be developed. According to Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures , our built-in visual thinking tools consist of our eyes, our mind’s eye and a little eye-hand coordination. Selling Ideas.
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011
    [Providers] Why Many Sales ‘Gurus’ Aren’t Qualified to Train
    has provided guidance, expertise and coaching to companies such as Bayer, HP, Microsoft and Oracle. > More on e-learning on the Mindflash blog. > Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Mindflash. Without the right experience and methods, many sales trainers these days are more flash than substance. Before dropping obscene amounts of money (and wasting your sales reps’) time, pay attention to what’s behind a sales guru’s marketing tactics to make sure he or she isn’t just the latest flavor of the month. Republished with permission from Dave Stein.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
    [Providers] Remote Collaboration
    Real-time Screen Sharing Again, same caveat - lots of great tools that provide screen sharing. A few starting points: Adobe Connect Now - free online meetings for up to three people. My primary interest here are the methods and tools that allow us to work better as part of remote work teams. In other words - How do we collaborate together in remote work teams to be as effective or even more effective than a team that works down the hall? Let me admit that I'm likely in over my head when talking about methods and tools for collaboration. as well as knowing about tools and methods.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] DevLearn 2011 – Notes from My Presentations
    The course design itself involved realistic scenarios in which the learner worked with a partner to complete inspection activities, like this: And finally, I thought it was imperative that as the learners were working through the scenarios, they were provided the actual resources that they would be using on the job. I was thrilled to be accepted to speak and asked to serve on a panel at my first DevLearn experience! Both Both sessions ended up with a packed house, and I was glad to receive lots of great questions and feedback. HTML5 Authoring Tool Review.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013
    [Providers] ISTE 2013 Presenter Profile: Graham Johnson
    also use the Samson Go microphone which provides crisp audio and is nice and small if I need to take it on the road. We’re SO excited for ISTE 2013 ! The TechSmith Education team will be heading down to San Antonio this year for the Annual Conference and Exposition, and we’re eager to hang out with all of our presenter pals at our booth. The four day conference begins on June 23rd and ends on June 26th, focusing on advancing and improving education through the use of technology. Not surprisingly, the whole concept is something that we’re thrilled to be involved in.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
    [Providers] Developing and Measuring Training the Agile Way The First Sprint
    In this sprint planning meeting, an agreement is reached about what items will be pulled from the product backlog and completed during the upcoming sprint or timeframe or iteration.  At the completion of the sprint, the team provides a demonstration of the completed items to the customer to get their (the customer’s) input on the items delivered. What Is a Sprint? Imagine that you wanted to lose weight so you decided to start an exercise program.  The effort described might take months. In the meantime, you would not have lost a single pound.  What are you planning to do today?
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Nexus 10 Test: Follow Up Review
    It not only provides for many sorts, including alpha, but also allows any album to be hidden. I've had my Nexus 10 for one month and I'm still happy with my decision to forgo the iPad and pick Google. For those of you who read my earlier review , you may remember my lamenting one app which I would really miss from the iPad, the USA Today. Well, that problem has been solved! Last weekend, a new app was released by Gannett which has optimized their paper for the Nexus 10! I am now happy. Here are a couple of screenshots. Click to maximize any image. USA Today. QuickPic.   --.
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Ruth and Richard on worked examples
    Provide diverse, job-realistic worked examples to help build mental models. I’m reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard E. Mayer.  I’ve admired Clark for years; she energetically and effectively applies research to the problem of learning at work. One strategy they recommend for elearning (and that you’ll find applies in other situations) is the use of worked examples. worked example is a step-by-step demonstration of how to perform a task or solve a problem. Train learners to self-explain as they use worked examples. So what?
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Providers] Is Inside Sales Training More Important Than Field Sales Training?
    Unfortunately their customers needed and wanted experienced, live people representing alternatives from different providers. In today’s challenging selling environment, people and resources typically regarded as inside sales are driving a higher proportion of bottom-line sales results. To stay competitive, sales managers must improve training for inside sales representatives. This is because the methods, operations and aptitudes of inside sales professionals are increasingly driving sales productivity. Today, inside sales representatives do more than find leads for others to pursue.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Providers] 5 Benefits of Avatars for Teaching & Learning: An Exclusive.
    Flipping the classroom is always possible, provided that you ALWAYS keep in mind that there’s a need to do it, and a real pedagogical purpose underlying that switch. I am absolutely in love with technology and am of course a big proponent of its use in the classroom. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Posted on June 20, 2012 by Marina Kostina. link]. link]. Marina V.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] LMS – Seats, Huh?
    Always drive the seat projections and never let the LMS provider do it for you. Never let the LMS provider drive the number of seats you need – You Drive.  If you plan to “Share&# seats, do not tell the LMS provider. Seats:  It is a common term, and in the e-learning world for a LMS/LCMS – it means something that will cost you more later on, if you do not realize the true essence of how it works. Confused?  You should be, because if it was simple, everyone would enjoy the process. : ). Excluding them, lets discuss “SEATS&#. Every happened to you?
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Providers] CBT, ATMs, and Charles Aznavour
    You had to use the training-train ID to get to them, and with that ID, you couldn’t work with actual reservations.  So it provided robust practice (you were using all the capabilities of the system) while protecting you from serious consequences for mistakes (you couldn’t cancel someone’s actual trip). I saw this comment on Twitter: @urbie : Flashback. taking a text-based CBT. couldn’t resist retweeting…nor adding my own comment: @dave_ferguson: RT @urbie: Flashback. taking a text-based CBT. Owie. // Me: yeah, like going to college at the ATM screen.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 2010
    [Providers] Using Del.icio.us to Create an Easy, Always Updated Online Portfolio
    If I have a lot of items that many people have bookmarked, this indicates that Im providing some level of quality. The Bamboo Project Blog « Early Adoption is Hard When You Absolutely Count on Something | Main | If You Do Not Work On Important Problems, You Will Not Do Important Work » Using Del.icio.us to Create an Easy, Always Updated Online Portfolio A few days ago, I was checking out Nine Notable Uses for Social Bookmarking (read the article--theres stuff there you probably havent considered before) and I was struck by number 6-- build an online portfolio. The del.icio.us
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
    [Providers] …and the ‘Blogger of the Week’ award from E-Learning Planet goes to…
    My view is that the contribution provided by blogosphere contributors like E-Learning Planet, Jane Hart (with E-Learning Pick of the Day , Top 100 Tools for Learning , 100 Featured Learning Professionals and many more), and Tony Karrer’s eLearning Learning mean that the rest of us have a wide and deep set of highly useful learning-related resources and contacts at our disposal. I just received an e-mail from the discerning people over at E- Learning Planet notifying me that I'm their Blogger of the Previous Week for my ongoing series of posts on Podcasting for E-Learning. And an airport.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Providers] Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.
    Charles Jennings hits the nail on the head when he says: We are moving to the world of the sons of Socrates, where dialogue and guidance are key competencies.  It is a world where the capability to find information and turn it into knowledge at the point-of-need provides the key competitive advantage, where knowing the right people to ask the right questions of is more likely to lead to success than any amount of internally-held knowledge and skill. Our conversation centered on whether or not companies should limit their employees’ use of the internet and social media while at work. 
  • SOCIAL LEARNING BLOG  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011
    [Providers] Measuring Project Success: Thoughts for the Training Professional.
    His example: Stock intro: “one key success measure for this project is to have…” Measurable item: ‘the completion date of every major milestone” Comparison statement: “within” Some number: “one week of the baseline schedule date” This example provides specificity and flexibility, all at the same time.  Looking back on your day, for instance, it’s generally an easy thing to sum up whether it was successful or not.  Did your presentation go well to that big prospective client, or did your car break down on the way to work?  The manufacturing manager wants a product that is easy to build. 
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
    [Providers] Odessa College Builds Student Success with TechSmith Relay
    They needed a tool that was easy to use, cost efficient, and one that provided high-quality customer support. Incorporating blended learning technology throughout an entire college campus can be difficult if you don’t have the right tools, resources, and buy-in to help along the way. One college in Texas sought out a lecture capture solution that not only recorded class lessons, but also gave faculty the ability to create an engaging, blended learning environment. They found what they were looking for in TechSmith Relay. Can’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube ! Odessa Case Study.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [Providers] Community of Practice for Facilitators : pilot, adoption and participation
    The relationships we build with others provide a needed level of confidence that our knowledge will be treated with respect. This is not a post about social computing deploying/piloting/adoption in general. All these are applicable on many levels eg. person implementing across the whole organisation, within a department, across a couple of departments, within a group, etc… Of late we have seen posts by folks at ThoughtFarmer and Socialtext on pilot/implementation methods. It’s more about the social computing practitioner helping a CoP Facilitator help themselves. Peter Vajda.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
    [Providers] New eLearning Guild Industry Survey
    The complete survey includes five sections — each focusing on a different category of tools: Rapid e-Learning Tools Courseware Authoring / e-Learning Development Tools Simulation Tools Media Tools Combining & Deploying Authoring Tools To ensure that this report provides you with accurate and up-to-date information, would like all members to complete and/or update their Authoring and Development Tools Survey by Monday, September 14th 2009. The eLearning Guild are producing a new Guild Research Report on the subject of ‘e-Learning Authoring and Development Tools.’
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Providers] Pushing the Acceleration Pedal on Business Results: Have you had an alignment recently.you know, between your business and leadership development strategies?
    To connect these dots, develop a leadership competency model that provides a coherent, unifying framework for the leadership behaviors that support your organization’s values and business strategy. ?. 2. In the wake of a worldwide financial meltdown and subsequent reductions to leadership ranks in many organizations across the globe, companies’ top leaders are more concerned than ever about keeping and growing their remaining best talent. 4-Step Roadmap to an Effective Leadership Development Strategy. Align leadership development to company values and business goals.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 2015
    [Providers] Training: A Primer For Hosting Live, Online (Virtual) Classes
    Instead, I access the training room by dialing a long-distance number provided once I open my training room. All three of my top vendors provide a free 30-day trial so I encourage you to test-drive each of their products. by Kevin Siegel        I received a call from a friend of mine who is the head of human resources at a large company. While the company is typically ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, she was being tasked to spearhead a corporate initiative that was outside of her field of expertise. no fooling. Internet access. The Vendors.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Jobs and work
    We are doing nothing to provide them with the structures and resources and emotional supports that would help them go through that renewal process. Here are some of the observations and insights that were shared  via social media  during the past two weeks.  Note: It seems that if you look in enough places, certain patterns begin to emerge.]. “ If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers. Thomas Pynchon.” ” via @johnsonwhitney. They are often obstacles to much better solutions.” still believe this is true. Netflix).
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
    [Providers] How to Train Your Customers
    And that goes for training, too,” said Rich Radi, chief executive officer of Drivefleet, which provides training for commercial fleet vehicle drivers and managers. Offering external customers development options is an inexpensive way to boost company loyalty, reduce dependence on help desks and generate revenue. The learning and development industry has its hands full educating various levels of the workforce, but customers are often an employer’s largest audience. Take Apple, for example. To engage customers, some companies build learning that plays out like a game.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] House of cards
    But, he asked, do initiatives aimed at trying to provide computers for such children to offer escape routes from this poverty trap actually help? Our first keynote speaker this morning had a very appropriate title for his talk, given the unseasonable wet weather we've been experiencing here in Brisbane. In 'Bringing the Cloud down to Earth' Nick Carr - author of The Shallows , and controversially, an article entitled "Is Google making us stupid? Ironically, one of his illustrations was a picture of one of Google's data centres. And it's true. Carr discussed the risks and the benefits.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2013
    [Providers] Learning and the Older Worker
    Learning leaders will have to provide older generations with a development approach that appeals to their unique historical perspective and helps them to discover the value in acquiring new skills. Many workers are choosing to delay retirement. Learning leaders must employ tact and strategy to keep baby boomers engaged and their skills up to date. As stock prices rise and recovery continues following the Great Recession, another phenomenon is quietly taking shape. More U.S. ” A March 18 U.S. As noted in the book The 2020 Workplace, by Jeanne C. Some will take to online options.
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    [Providers] Why Mobile Learning is Here to Stay
    Enhances Productivity: From increasing training compliance by having more people complete courses on their own terms to saving costs via digitally-enabled learning, the ROI on training can increase by providing learners with learning experiences that are relevant to their needs as well as to business needs. This article, which covers reasons why you should consider mLearning as part of your overall learning strategy, is the first of a two-part series on m-Learning. The second article will cover how to create mLearning programs, and what mLearning “looks like”. Learning is going mobile.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
    [Providers] 50 Practical Tips & Tricks to Build Better E-Learning
    If you click on the people there are notes that can provide instructions. The software provides the framework for the course and you add your content into forms. I’m in Orlando this week at the eLearning Guild’s Annual Gathering. If you happen to be there swing by the Articulate booth and say hello. On Wednesday, I’ll be facilitating a session on rapid elearning at the ID Zone. In fact, here’s a link to a resource page for that session. It has a bunch of examples of rapid elearning courses including our recent Articulate Guru Award winners. Ways Web 2.0
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Providers] Happy sheets
    Consider getting rid of them altogether, which should prompt you to focus on the real value they provide Any other suggestions? For years the Industrial Society (an independent charity until 2002, now the WorkFoundation , part of Lancaster University) used to conduct an annual survey of what was happening in training in the UK. Every year they asked the question “what did you like most about the training?” and every year, without fail, the most popular answer was “the friendliness of the trainer”. Not their competence, effectiveness or relevance – how friendly they were. probably not) 8.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2010
    [Providers] Friday ReFlects
    Tony Karrer uses the occasion of SkillSoft’s release of InGenius to re-raise an issue that I aslo have raised with the LMS providers over the last two years. Happy Friday everyone, Our major industry study on the 40 Best Practices of a High Impact Learning Culture ® – how they affect the bottom line and what you, the learning and HR professionals, can do about it – will publish soon. Since I just starting, this time I will go back beyond just the past week. ReFlect #1: Formalized informal learning: a blend we don’t need. ” platform or platform(s).
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2010
    [Providers] Beyond the Last Visible Sauce Bottle
    The renowned educator Maria Montessori spent much of her time in classrooms providing not lessons but an environment for learning. The Internet and emerging computer technologies are providing some obvious opportunities for enriching the environment around us. Informal learning was not an invention of the Computer Age. However the degree to which corporate learning and development departments seem to be preoccupied with it seems to suggest that it is the new flavour of the month. The headline questions seem to be: “What is informal learning?”. To the Zoo. So that cannot be right. The
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Providers] Tayloring it - Untitled Article
    For those people who were unable to access the books, a selection of online resources were also provided to help ‘plug the gap’ I’ve bookmarked those resources in case you’d like to view them. (I’ll add more each week as I progress). If you read my last post in this #GoogleMedia series, you’ll know that I’ve recently started a MOOC entitled Understanding Media by Understanding Google. We’ve just come to the end of Week so I thought it would be a logical time to post my reflections from the past week. Topics covered. Random fact.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011
    [Providers] Going Back To School Breaks the Bank
    Many colleges use services such as Tuition Management Systems , which bills itself as providing programs to help families afford education. It’s that time of year again, when millions of people throughout the country and all over the world either begin or return to college. And And like anything these days, the cost of doing so is going up. An op-ed piece published in The New York Times (NYT) this week titled “ The Hidden Costs of Higher Ed ” cites data showing tuition and associated fees going up 439 percent during the last quarter-century. Certainly So why is this? From the Editors
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
    [Providers] What Is Legal May Still Be Unethical
    To provide a quick and simple way to determine the right thing to do in any situation, Peale and I came up with three questions we called the ethics check: 1. There are two aspects to leading with integrity. The first is knowing the right thing to do. The second is doing it. can’t think of a more important topic than leadership with integrity. number of years ago, I wrote The Power of Ethical Management with Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking. The ethics lessons from that book are as relevant today as when we wrote it. The second is actually doing it.
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] Excelling at assembly, or, vats improvement
    One problem with those original images–and with photos in general–is that they often provide too much detail, making it hard to grasp what’s important in a particular step. In a previous post , I showed a fictionalized example of an actual guide for assembling a piece of industrial equipment. These instructions weren’t particularly well done, and I set myself the task of making some improvements. also wanted to explain what I did, and why I thought it was an improvement. Revision, page 1. think these revisions are representative. On to the revision! clear title.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Be careful about bribery this Christmas
    Saffron Interactive, a provider of premium Bribery Act training, is warning businesses not to be complacent. This year the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) tightened up its guidelines to prosecuting the Bribery Act 2010. This means that as Christmas gifts begin to arrive, so does the threat of unwelcome legal action. In guidelines originally published on its website the white collar crime agency had told companies that ‘reasonable and proportionate’ corporate hospitality would not be prosecuted. In September both sets of guidance were withdrawn. News bribery act training christmas SFO
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [Providers] What openness means for Indian education
    For example, if we do not provide appropriate redressal of grievances that emerge from an analysis of the data, we are not truly open. I believe we have to seriously think about what open-ness means for Indian education. There are many dimensions to being open that extend beyond merely making data available for public accountability and transparency. The thing about being open is that it threatens to disrupt tightly closed systems. In our schools, for example, the dominant mindset seems to be to stifle and restrict the voice of students and parents; and in most cases even teachers.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Providers] AVA: How learning technologies can change behaviour
    It also provided them with knowledge about how to deal with disclosures of incidents, as well as a database to help workers share resources, expertise and case studies. Recently, Toby and I attended the launch of AVA’s Digital Prevention Platform. The AVA Project is an online initiative aiming to keep education and social care workers informed about maintaining good practice when reporting disclosures of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG). As it was my first week on the job, the course itself was an education for me about what good elearning can do to change behaviour.
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Design Your Career: Search for Inspiration
    One of Herminia Ibarra''s key findings in her book, Working Identity , is that new connections will add "juice" to this Discovery process, not only providing you with new insight, but also potential connections you can develop to access new opportunities later on. Inspiration is the fuel for your ideas. Plan activties to learn from multiple perspectives and to explore unfamiliar contexts. -- Design Thinking Toolkit. Over the course of the next few weeks, I''m showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The Discovery Phase. Get Visual.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013
    [Providers] June Round-up of Learning Industry News
    to provide its quality educational content within a single, personalized learning platform for K-12 students, educators, parents and administrators. The partnership will provide schools with access to a broad range of HMH curriculum via Agilix’s BrainHoney® learning management system. In addition, the new solution will integrate seamlessly with HMH’s core assessment and curriculum platforms, providing educators with a true one-stop-shop for 21st century learning, powered by real-time student performance analytics and personalization tools. billion in 2012.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
    [Providers] Raytheon’s Consultant Endorses Innovative Book “The Back of the Napkin” (Interview)
    The Back of the Napkin provides visual thinking methods missing from much of today’s learning environment. Storytelling through pictures provides the context for new awareness and discovery. Bernie Saboe is a performance consultant with Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS). RPS is a global leader in learning services and training outsourcing. They help businesses meet their critical objectives by designing, implementing and managing efficient training solutions that align employees, customers and partners with business goals. Dan sounds like a great guy!
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Providers] The Power Of Visual Grouping
    Enclosure is a compelling way to provide meaning. In the very early stages of vision—before we’re really conscious of it—our perceptual processes are humming away, attempting to organize the sensory data from our eyes into something that might be meaningful. Both the Gestalt psychologists and modern perceptual researchers realized that perception tends to organize information into wholes, rather than parts. For example, you’re most likely grouping the orange shapes above into an arrow, rather than seeing them as separate elements. Grouping by Boundary or Enclosure.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] Holiday Giveaway from E-Learning 24/7
    As a kickoff to the launching of my own business (E-Learn Info) which provides advisory services to individuals interested in e-learning products or solutions; as well as advisory services geared towards e-learning vendors, I will be identifying 5 trends to watch for in 2011. As part of the holidays, these vendors have joined together with E-Learning 24/7 and present (no pun intended) a holiday giveaway.  The drawing is free, the chance to win is free. So, you have nothing to lose, will except not getting selected, but hey – why not enter today? Must be used by Feb. Details.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] Writing & Grammar: Confusing Words for 500
    Special thanks to  Alan Sloan ,  David Pitts , and  Karyn Smith  for providing the name of the comedian(s). I was amused to see that each of you had a different take on who said, "Who's on first," and I re-watched one of the several versions of the video about three times from beginning to end. by Jennie Ruby    This week we examine two of my pet peeves--the confusion of  appraise  and  apprise  and the confusion of  flesh out  and  flush out. To flesh out: to put meat on the bones; to fill in.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
    [Providers] Gen Y Isn’t Following Your BYOD Security Measures
    To get millennials on board with security measures requires a coherent approach that provides practical solutions Smartphones and tablets create opportunities for security breaches.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Providers] Centerpoint Energy’s Learning & Development Analyst: I Recommend “QBQ! The Question Behind the Question” (Interview)
    Located in Houston, his role includes providing online courseware, web resources, collaboration sites, virtual classroom events and other technology based  skill-building opportunities to the over 8,000 employees spread across eight states. [Editor's note: This article is part of a new interview series. We're featuring readers and workplace professionals who have a book to share—a book that has transformed the way they work to move ideas and move people. He can be reached via LinkedIn and you can find out more about him there. Q. Miller. Accountability is more powerful than I thought.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [Providers] A Leader’s Lifestyle
    It’s still a no-normal world, and while providing new rules of engagement is powerful leverage, I believe I’ve effectively ignored the other half of the organizational influence equation – the leaders themselves. I invested a great deal of energy over the last couple of years in researching, writing and developing a leader’s protocol – a way to bring out the best in every employee. discovered how to really know what your people want from you, how the x-factor of effective leadership takes form and the return you can expect on effective leadership for your team and you.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
    [Providers] Join us at the eLN Showcase
    This year’s event is jam packed with inspiring and informative sessions and provides a fantastic opportunity to network with your peers in the eLearning Community. In this Pecha Kucha session, you’ll learn how leading organisations are making use of web conferencing to provide more training more efficiently and how they have equipped their classroom instructors to make a successful transition to online delivery. Five great reasons to join us at the eLN Showcase. 1. Meet the team – The Onlignment team will be around all day, so why not come and say hello? 5.
  • THE WRITERS GATEWAY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010
    [Providers] Clarity of Expectations – The Key to Effective Training Programs
    It took months for me to get the water-providers to consistently put the pitcher by my mother. Recently Linda Williams posted a discussion in the PINOT network. Linda in this discussion item talks about the importance of clarity of expectations. Let me repost the discussion here for you to quickly read it without signing into the network. Linda Williams: The last two years of my mother’s life she was in a nursing facility and I visited her practically every day.  The pitcher was always left by the sink in the room.  Like clockwork, the pitchers were filled. There is no learning.
  • 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.
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011
    [Providers] Looking Back at the Year in e-Learning, and Other Web Links
    Explain the objectives and always ‘sell’ the objectives by providing the team with good reasons why each item has been placed on the agenda. Forget the calendars and Christmas sale TV ads. To my mind, winter only starts when everyone I see on the train in the morning is wearing a scarf. And this week, everyone was. So it must be official – winter’s here, and 2011 is almost over. In that spirit, here are a few links to interesting e-learning and training tid-bits from around the Web, with a heavy focus on year-end reviews of the field. billion to $31.3 Are they interested?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
    [Providers] Is there value in defining mobile learning and classifying mobile devices?
    think that this should be an easy thing to formulate to corporations, one big challenge though is that there is a very very very limited number of service & technology providers who can produce stuff that actually works across the majority of devices at reasonable costs. While writing our Mobile Learning Cookbook, I tweeted that. This simple statement served as a catalyst for debate of sorts that extended to Facebook and then back to Twitter. Andy Black jabbed at me a bit saying mobile learning has been around for a long time and that wearable integrated tech is the next wave.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [Providers] RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline
    So again, the Scobles of the world are getting all their news from the news providers that've learned to echo on Twitter, but most of the users are still just using it to self-cast. RSS Reader Market in Disarray, Continues to Decline Written by Richard MacManus / December 20, 2009 8:04 PM / 74 Comments « Prior Post One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. So what's happened to RSS Readers. Do people still use them and is there still a viable market for them? Bloglines 38797 3.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Expelled: Woodbury's Second Life Silencing
    After all, Woodbury University had fully utilized the educational tools that Second Life provides, and students and professors alike had reaped many intellectual rewards from the process. Occasionally this blog hosts guest posts. Today, Tim Handorf writes about the experiences of one university in Second Life. We all know that Second Life, the virtual reality world that has become basically indistinguishable from our increasingly unreal physical worlds, is a powerful tool for learning. But, of course, as is true of the "real" world, Second Life does not come without its problems.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [Providers] Open all OERs
    Jenny Glennie (South African Institute for Distance Education) presented a paper entitled 'Understanding OER in Higher Education' in which she outlined the basics of Openness and provided essential input into what OERs are for those who were new to the concept. Time to reflect on the Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) workshop on Open Educational Resources, which was held in Windhoek, Namibia this week. Many were representing the Quality Assurance Agencies of their home countries. It is all a matter of granularity, with Open Courseware the most contextualised.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Porn, weed and fireworks
    Luckily that was easy to do because I thoroughly enjoyed just about everything! I did provide some constructive feedback to the National Museum (it conspicuously omits Parramatta, one of Australia’s most important historical places), and I suggested the NFSA play more of its precious footage to visitors (they have since pointed me to their excellent YouTube channel ). Last weekend I was privileged to contribute to the Human Brochure – a world first initiative by Australian Capital Tourism to promote the nation’s capital city, Canberra. Yep, our very own Amsterdam.
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009
    [Providers] Franchisees Benefit from Learning 2.0 at Zaxby's - 1/15/2009 8:54:00 AM - Chain Leader
    "So as a department, you have to provide an even bigger variety of ways to teach than just classroom or computer-based training." By Maya Norris, Managing Editor -- Chain Leader, 1/15/2009 8:54:00 AM A bulk of Zaxbys franchisee training program occurs at one of 15 franchised stores, where current franchisees train new franchisees. This allows them to learn from each others experiences and network, which is a component of Learning 2.0, says Senior Director of Learning and Organizational Development Richard Fletcher. Athens, Ga.-based Then they take a written and hands-on test.
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2013
    [Providers] My name is Dave, and I (sometimes) work in training
    The drawback, at least in the most extreme forms of this point of view, is that somebody’s got to value your ability to learn what you want, when you want, enough to provide you with a means of making a living. I’m sure people manage that, even a few people I know, but I have no clue how to pull that off myself. Between the corporate and academic worlds, the borderlands are wide and mostly ill-defined, but you can always rustle up a ruckus by asking, “What’s the difference between training and education?” And that’s okay. It’s good to be back.
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