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  • GLOBAL ETRAINING  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016
    [Providers] 2017 Global eTraining Courses Released
    The Global eTraining Libraries are designed to provide the widest variety of choices to fit everyone’s needs, with over 1,200 courses and 3,000 hours of training specific to the architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries tailored for makers and creators. 2017 Global eTraining Courses Released. EDMONTON, ALBERTA June 20, 2016 – Global eTraining (GeT) announces the rollout of their Autodesk 2017 course library. “GeT already has the largest and fastest growing AECM online training library anywhere, and we are committed to maintaining that position.”
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011
    [Providers] Steve Jobs and Lessons for Designing Learning
    This resulted in some breathtakingly clever applications which provide revenues for Apple and the developers. Update : With great regret I have to update this blog to include the news of Steve Jobs passing away. – Jeevan. Steve Jobs and his philosophy of product design have some powerful lessons for designing learning “products” that deliver results and effective user experience. When Steve Job’s resignation as the CEO of Apple made the headline item on ABC news (Australian) I knew it was serious news. The media is replete with tributes to Steve Jobs. And why not? Less is More.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2009
    [Providers] 10 ways universities (should) share information using social media
    This guest post on Mashable’s website is an excellent place for Higher Education Institutions to start thinking about what, and how, they can use Social Media to their advantage: 10 Ways Universities Share Information Using Social Media The 10 methods are (and should NOT be limited to the ‘broadcast’ method): Gathering and Sharing Information Showcasing Student and Faculty Work Providing [.]. eLearning Academia 2.0 Blogging eAssessment eDelivery ePortfolio eResources Generation Y Millenials mLearning Technology Video Web 2.0 Web 3.0
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010
    [Providers] SCORM Implementation For Blackberry
    Google Gears API provides ability to create database/tables which greatly simplify storing of tracking data. Since my post on SCORM Implementation for Mobile Devices , I have wanted to write a specific post on offline SCORM implementation for Blackberry, which is still the most widely used mobile device in enterprise and business domains. Again, as in implementation of SCORM for mobile devices, we encountered some interesting issues in its implementation for Blackberry. Find our experience on the same. Device software 5.0 Implementation: 1. Custom JavaScript Extension. Actual Widget.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014
    [Providers] More Than 7 Million Students Taking Online Courses
    Core to growing our nation''s economy is the need to provide relevant educational opportunities that will help students meet their career goals," said Todd Hitchcock, senior vice president, Pearson Online Learning Services. One-third of higher education students take at least one course online. Wellesley, Mass. — Jan. 15 The 2013 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group reveals the number of higher education students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 7.1 million. The 6.1 Elaine Allen, co-director of the Babson Survey Research Group.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 2013
    [Providers] How Effective are Your Training Dollars?
    Positive answers provide validation about investments. Negative answers provide direction for subsequent actions. Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA), an organization of companies that offer technology services to their markets, recognizes the necessity and value in providing educational services to ensure customer satisfaction and retention. ” “Training can provide organizations a real return on their investment, or it can lead to excessive costs and inefficiencies,” said Pat Phelan, a research director at Gartner Inc. The CFO?
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Providers] Survey: Boards Seek Industry Experience in New Directors
    These are among the findings from the "2012 Board Practices Report: Providing insight into the shape of things to come." Other shifts in board practices include an increased length and frequency of board meetings and more actively reviewed CEO succession policies, according to a new survey. New York — Jan. 9 A new report issued by the Deloitte Center for Corporate Governance and the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals indicates the top attribute sought in new directors is industry experience, as board subject matter knowledge comes to the fore.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2011
    [Providers] Don Kirkpatrick’s Contribution to Learning & Development
    Don gave us a simple-to-understand and easy-to-use framework that provided much needed direction to the profession. I just saw an announcement that Don will retire from the speaking circuit this year. Few people have single-handedly made such an impact on our profession. have known Don for years and his story is very interesting. Don got his start in learning when he was working on his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Wisconsin and needed some good measures to evaluate the impact of a training program for supervisors. All four were important to evaluate a program. Thank you Don!
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2008
    [Providers] Coaching Critical Thinking to Think Creatively! (Zaid Alsagoff)
    In short, I provided them with some ideas on how I would facilitate the tutorials, but empowered them the freedom to think and do it their own way, as long as they covered the syllabus. As for Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation 3 and 4, it is difficult to provide any concrete evidence, except for comments such as the ones above. long time ago (early 2007) in a galaxy far away (Malaysia), there was a little boy (33 years old) who happened to be me. This little boy was suddenly entrusted to transform a dying course at the University entitled ‘ Critical Thinking ’. THE UNITAR WAY!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 2013
    [Providers] Pre-Hire Assessment Science Revealed: Value for Employers, Value for Candidates
    In this study (using data and analysis provided by Kenexa , now a division of IBM) we looked at cosmetic sales representatives, customer service reps, pharmaceutical researchers, and movie theater staff. These days there is a lot of talk about BigData in HR. And it's a good thing: there is a science to people management, and the more data we have about people the easier it becomes to make critical people decisions. What is your hit-rate for hiring great candidates? The Science of Fit. But you can get far more specific. I/O Psychologists look at jobs in great detail.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
    [Providers] Mindflash – Private Beta to 50 Readers of E-Learning 24/7
    Mindflash.com is in a beta stage and has provided this blog with 50 accounts for people to sign up and see what the solution can do.  will be reviewing the product as well, and will provide my thoughts on the solution. This is a full functioning beta and not limited. The product can create self-based training courses, upload and share training documents & videos, online quizzes, invite learners and track results. With one of these 50 user accounts, it is guaranteed access. However, it is first come, first serve. To sign up for the private beta, click HERE. My Review.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
    [Providers] Do You Really Need Instructions on How to Use an E-Learning Course?
    Provide clear instructions if you do have unconventional navigation. But if you do violate some conventions, then be sure to provide clear instructions.  In the late ‘90s the company I worked for was installing a new network in anticipation of the Y2K bug.  I was responsible for training how to use the computers on the network. Back then most people didn’t have computers.  So before we could teach them how to use the computers, we had to teach simple things like using a mouse.  I recall a few people who actually waved the mouse in front of the monitor hoping to get it to work.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2011
    [Providers] The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog
    Providing training to them in a way that reflects their preferred way of learning is a challenge that no company can afford to ignore. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives.  These precocious youths, born after or during the general advent of digital technology, have an inherent understanding of its concepts in a way that their forebears cannot hope to achieve.  Blog this!
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015
    [Providers] Hot New 3-Hour Mini Course: Building a Strong LinkedIn Profile
    The class will use a series of worksheets (provided) for exercises in gathering keywords, writing your summary, and listing your skills and strengths. Live, online, and 100% interactive! 3-hours of content. and just $79! Whether you are in the market for a new job, just starting your career, or are a well-established professional, LinkedIn is one of the most important tools for establishing your online presence. Good practices from the start help you to “brand” yourself & determine what kind of message you want to offer about yourself to the world. Who Should Attend?
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Providers] How to Get Your Training Presentation From Good to Great With Images, Audio, and Video
    Trainees at a call center must provide consistent answers to common questions — sound clips demonstrate the proper language. Photos, sound files and video clips are always great ways to liven up great presentations. For people creating training content, there’s an added bonus: adding media also helps boost retention. A few quick examples: Photos. retail clerk needs to categorize items rung up at the point of sale — photos of the inventory aid in product recognition. Video. Audio. First, a Few Ground Rules. Adding Images. resolution of 150 dpi (dots per inch) is ideal.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Course of the Week Highlight: HTML, Diversity, and More!
    Structured as a personal coaching session, this course provides tips on networking, interviewing, and preparing a resume—practical insights for today''s job-seekers. At $28/user, the courses cover procedures for handling contaminated materials and dealing with emergencies in the operating rooms, as well as provide an overview of HIPAA regulations. Another week, another round of great elearning deals from OpenSesame! We’ve got savings from four categories: tech & software, compliance & safety, business skills, and industry specific (construction, medical, restaurants, etc).
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2010
    [Providers] Ready-loaded iPad educator
    Connie describes how "Rather than placing all the course content online, the program will take place in the classroom, but will provide students with iPads loaded with all required reading material, videos and custom applications." Would this announcement have attracted any attention if Rutgers had provided their students with ready-loaded netbooks? And would it have provided students with any less of an experience? " First thoughts are, at least for me, a sense of excitement at such a bold new use of new technology. Then I engaged my brain. Of course not.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [Providers] Getting a life
    Working life provides a great many valuable learning experiences, but it will never provide the diversity of opportunity that an individual can obtain by maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Those who overwork are severely damaging their potential to learn, as John Medina points out in Brain Rules : Exercise boosts brain power (and, unless you're a professional athlete or a manual worker, chances are your work provides few opportunities for exercise). Seek novelty: study a new language, learn to paint, use new technologies, learn a musical instrument.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009
    [Providers] Tackling a New Captivate Project
    Adobe provides excellent advice on the recording process. When I'm not performing interpretive dance, this is what I do. could have sworn I have written this down before somewhere in this blog. If I have, it's been awhile and I'm sure I've fine-tuned the process since then. So.by the request of the Manager.How Wendy tackle's a new Captivate project! create software simulations about 95% of the time. This is how I tackle a software simulation project. This process assumes: - Yes, we need a Captivate tutorial on this and not something simpler like a PDF. It's ugly. It takes time.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016
    [Providers] Bluewater to Present New Content Solution at DevLearn 2016 by News Editor
    company provides consulting for learning and talent management. Bluewater Learning will present its new Content as a Service offering next week at DevLearn 2016. The Texas-based. Learning Systems Management
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs and the Future of Indian Higher Education – FICCI HES 2013
    Although MOOCs claim to provide elite education to many at an affordable cost or for free, there are counter claims that they cannot re-create the quality of face to face teaching and learning. MOOCs work well for multi-section classes, provided the content is rich and analytics are used. The 2013 FICCI Higher Education Summit was held on Nov 13 and 14, 2013. I, along with Prof. B N Jain (Vice Chancellor, BITS) and Mohan Kannegal (Manipal Global Education), conducted a master class on MOOCs and the Future of Indian Higher Education. How can one expert source be sufficient?
  • LEARNING WIRE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
    [Providers] Exploring new ways to improve the return on investment
    The LMS is where companies collect and analyze the data that provides them with the building blocks for ROI. If you’ve missed the previous article… Adopting an effective Learning Management System (LMS) is essential for getting the optimal return on investment (ROI) on distance learning. Without Without a versatile LMS, your company simply can’t get the relevant information it needs in order to measure the effectiveness of your digital learning program.We Creating a first‐class LMS. To optimize your LMS, focus on the three aspects we describe in this section. Learning scores.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Guidelines for Authors of Learning Objects (By Rachel Smith)
    Click here to visit NMC Learning Object Initiative "This practitioner-focused monograph, authored by Rachel Smith and produced with sponsorship from McGraw-Hill, provides straightforward suggestions and tips for authors of learning objects. Included topics are the range and types of learning objects, pedagogical and design considerations, as well as discussions of standards, metadata, interoperability, and reusability. " " Download the Guidelines for Authors of Learning Objects (PDF,1.6 Mb)". instructional design
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] PowerPoint Tutorials, Tricks, Tips and Templates (By Sonia Coleman)
    It provides excellent free PowerPoint tutorials, tips, trick, and templates. Click here to visit Digital Studio The "Digital Studio" website by Sonia Coleman (San Francisco Bay Area) has been visited by more than 2 million people from 130 countries of the world. By the way Sonia Coleman is over 60 years old, and has proven with flying colors that she is the one of the Queens of PowerPoint. OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Guidelines for Authors of Learning Objects (By Rachel Smith)
    Click here to visit NMC Learning Object Initiative "This practitioner-focused monograph, authored by Rachel Smith and produced with sponsorship from McGraw-Hill, provides straightforward suggestions and tips for authors of learning objects. Included topics are the range and types of learning objects, pedagogical and design considerations, as well as discussions of standards, metadata, interoperability, and reusability. " " Download the Guidelines for Authors of Learning Objects (PDF,1.6 Mb)".
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015
    [Providers] Using Agile Learning Design to Align Training Programs with Business Objectives
    Agile learning design, as a training development methodology, provides trainers with a fantastic opportunity to utilize a framework for aligning training initiatives with business strategies in a way that business leaders can accept. Having such a list also provides a great sanity check for training managers. One of the challenges that training professionals continue to face is how to align their learning programs with business objectives.  Elaine Biech the president of Ebb Association Inc. Failure to demonstrate this alignment has implications. Donald J.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013
    [Providers] Three Reasons its Time for Our Platforms to Evolve
    New standards that provide a platform that gives the learning department new capabilities, expanded interoperability, and easier access to new tools they’re clamoring for. The main goal of Tin Can is to provide a consistent way to collect and move data from a diverse spread of technologies about what a person does. When you take a step back, it’s a little funny that so many people are talking about standards in learning technology right now. would say, it’s partially because: 1. The previous standards have done their time and evolution is imminent. Our plumbing is old.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Ice bucket learning
    In a corporate setting, when there is a target audience that needs to follow a new process, the typical response has been to provide new materials with detailed knowledge inputs (screen capture e-learning, instructions etc). If you’ve managed to avoid the ice bucket challenge , I can only commend you for managing to stay unplugged from social media on your holidays, you have surpassed me. For the rest of us, this is a cultural phenomenon, which naturally I look through the lens of L&D geekiness to see what we can learn. However in its favour there was: A clear purpose.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010
    [Providers] Learning Flash
    And that Flash provides things that you can’t do in HTML/JavaScript. They have different perspectives and taken together they provide a pretty good roadmap of how to think about what tools you should learn. Jeff Goldman in Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - Jeff's response to June’s Big Question tells us: Flash: Yes, Flash is still very much alive and well in e-learning and because it is so embedded in our industry and there is nothing at this time that can provide the rich interactive elements that it provides, I do not see it being “dead” in our field anytime soon.
  • PULSELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
    [Providers] 7 Tips for Training-Sensitive Subject Matter Online
    Training-sensitive subject matter can be tricky, and taking it online without a facilitator to provide context and answer questions and the challenge is even greater. Sensitive subject matter includes matters of hearts, minds, and beliefs, such as mental health, harassment, bullying, discrimination and cultural competence. In this article, PulseLearning presents seven tips for effectively delivering […]. The post 7 Tips for Training-Sensitive Subject Matter Online appeared first on PulseLearning. eLearning Blog eLearning Training-Sensitive Subject Matter
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009
    [Providers] Text messaging in your teaching
    To do this create a distribution list for the students in your class using their cellphone numbers and providers. To enter the phone to text address in your email client consult the service provider's website. Note: Please welcome this guest post by Scott Morrison – Instructional Designer at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario. The Site 2009 conference in Charleston South Carolina was a real awakening for me. During this session I saw several themes emerge and was presented with some very practical information. They use them frequently and well.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Providers] Want to create amazing online training courses? First, you have to ask the right questions!
    You’ll also need to develop quizzes and tests that provide the learner with a sense of achievement, and you with data about how each user is doing. The world of work has changed immeasurably since the rise of the Internet: Now, your employees may literally be a global team, working from locations all around the world, all through the day, 24/7. Chances are that they’ll rarely, if ever, meet. While this new way of working is exciting and liberating, it also raises its own challenges. One of these is how to train your teams to the same excellent standard. But there’s more to it than that.
  • DONT WASTE YOUR TIME  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] What is ‘Cloud Computing’, and what can it do for Education?
    Well; "Cloud computing is a style of computing in which dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources are provided as a service over the Internet." ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing ). I keep hearing people talk about the 'cloud' and 'cloud computing'. So, what is it? Does that help? No, then how about. The concept, quite simply, is that vast computing resources will reside somewhere out there in the ether (rather than in your computer room) and we'll connect to them and use them as needed." ( Times Online, May 2008 ). Cloud computing makes it easy for them to do so.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] Your Perfect Elearning Development Shop: An Individual or a Team?
    Other the other hand, I’ve also talked with some who want a shop that’s large enough to handle a lot of large, complex projects. I’ve worked as a single-person provider. There’s the capacity problem (even if you have three SMEs for your six modules, a single person can only work on one individual thing at a time). I’ve worked with several independent elearning providers that confront and surmount these issues. When you’re considering a new elearning project, how much thought do you give to the size of the instructional design shop that you’re engaging for elearning development?
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Providers] Internet Time Alliance Predictions for 2013
    Clark Quinn We’ll see an increasing use of mobile, and some organizations will recognize the platform that such devices provide to move the full suite of learning support (specifically performance support and informal learning) out to employees, dissolving the arbitrary boundaries between training and the full spectrum of possibilities. Further, we’ll see more examples of the notion of a ‘performance ecosystem’ of resources aligned around individual needs and responsibilities, instead of organized around the providing silos. Jay Cross 2013 will be a great year. What’s not to like?
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2006
    [Providers] Monday Question - Learning Design Different Now?
    To help provide some context for this question, in a previous post I provided the following mental model of Learning Design: The question Lee asked is whether this is the reality given that with new models of eLearning (see: eLearning 1.0, IDs may play an on-going role of providing structure to the content, but they don't create nearly as much content. Jim Belshaw suggested in a comment on a previous post suggested that a good model for a blog is to post a question each week that might stimulate discourse (something that many of us want). eLearning 1.3 For eLearning 1.3,
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 2010
    [Providers] Audio Interview with Will Thalheimer on Common Design Mistakes
    In case you don’t know Will, he’s an amazing asset to the e-Learning community, providing a bridge between research and practice. I had great fun last week talking with Will Thalheimer on common design flaws in e-Learning. According to Will, the top three mistakes learning designers make: 1. We’re too focused on information presentation. 2. We fail to minimize forgetting. 3. We isolate our e-Learning. The conversation continued and Will added on a few more common mistakes in e-Learning design. Listen to my conversation with Will Thalheimer on e-Learning design.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
    [Providers] HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into. Data Management
    In order for SumTotal to integrate its products into a customer's environment they need to provide a level of data integration that makes the SumTotal system coexist gracefully with everything else. Over the last few weeks we've been briefed on a whole series of announcements from HR software vendors focused on the somewhat arcane and technical area of "data management." " In this blog I'll highlight a few of these major announcements and give you a sense of why this is going on. Workday BigData Analytics. Third, this system is open. SumTotal's Elixr.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Providers] The Powerful Amazon Feature You Should be Adopting in Your Learning Management System
    Here’s a typical course completion e-mail: Here’s a variation that contains a couple of recommendations: Adding recommendations to your communications with learners can provide measurable benefits: Increased enrolment, course completion, and certifications obtained. For commercial learning content providers, increased sales. It seems like just yesterday that business analysts were wondering whether this newfangled e-commerce fad would catch on. Would anxiety over credit card theft deter customers from trusting on-line retailers? and a market capitalization of $153 billion.
  • ABSORB LMS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
    [Providers] The Powerful Amazon Feature You Should be Adopting in Your Learning Management System
    Here’s a typical course completion e-mail: Here’s a variation that contains a couple of recommendations: Adding recommendations to your communications with learners can provide measurable benefits: Increased enrolment, course completion, and certifications obtained. For commercial learning content providers, increased sales. It seems like just yesterday that business analysts were wondering whether this newfangled e-commerce fad would catch on. Would anxiety over credit card theft deter customers from trusting on-line retailers? and a market capitalization of $153 billion.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] Thoughts at the Airport
    They provided a concrete example of what Clark Q talked about in his lecture. Training as reference. I do that too (when I can get away with it), and it's validating to see training organizations take that approach. - The goal of the entire collection of offerings was to provide factory workers the information they need not only to do their jobs (equipment training, safety training etc), but also professional improvement. I didn't get much of a chance to reflect after Clark Quinn's session. Made getting up 4 hours later to catch a Red Eye back to DC painful. Creating the model….
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
    [Providers] Hacking the Indian MOOCs
    The degree is being provided from Amity University and the website is silent on the exam fees it hopes to generate. The game is afoot. There seems to be some signs of a resurgence in xMOOCs in India. The government, it seems, is asking folks at CDAC to put together an indigenous platform within 3 months and asking both school and higher education institutions to contribute by January 2016. This is SWAYAM 2.0 it seems, an aggressive roadmap to put MOOCs (alas, xMOOCs) in the hands of our children. Skill development folks also seem to be riding on this path. Filed under: 3.0.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
    [Providers] Managed Simulations
    S1000D provides a mechanism to define complex systems having multiple inter-related components, and to define various allied information items thereof (like defining a plane or a ship or even a bicycle). I have been researching management of simulations and other complex entity based learning implements such as serious games. The challenge here is that the traditional SCORM/AICC paradigm allows limited reporting capabilities. Another challenge is storing state for later resumption (bookmarks) and the third challenge is to be able to set simulation parameters. Let me know your thoughts!
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Providers] Questions to Ask Ur Prospective LMS Vendor
    For people who are working on certification, does your system provide e-mail reminders to end users whose certification is near expiration and thus they need to go into the system and complete it?  You can use your own system – provider or locate one and use it with the systems. LMS vendor and content provider have a business relationship deal – so LMS vendor takes X percent and the remaining goes to the content vendor.  If you could get 100% rather than a split, wouldn’t you want to deal? Questions. SCORM. What SCORM compliance are you? 2004 3rd edition?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] A first look at Sakai 3
    It is time to arrive at a clearer understanding of the capabilities that represent needs unique to education and for the Sakai community to focus its development effort on providing these capabilities while taking advantage of established open?source source efforts to provide more generic capabilities. This is the kind choice we should provide to the educational community. Incidentally, at the same eLN event, Martin Belton from LMS provider e2train was eager to explain how, as far as the LMS is concerned, “the report of my death has been greatly exaggerated”.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
    [Providers] How is the downturn affecting independent contractors?
    You'll not only reward Will for his efforts, you'll help to provide all of us with better intelligence. Will Thaleimer has put together a survey to find out just how the downturn (is that an adequate term, should we say 'collapse''?) is affecting independent contractors in workplace learning and development. We know some organisations are benefiting from the situation, but you would expect learning and development in general and independents in particular to be hit hardest. Will's survey is to test that hypothesis. If you're an independent contractor, take a few minutes to participate.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2008
    [Providers] An interview with Tom Kuhlmann
    Tom's blog is unusual, not only in that it has managed to attract what for a corporate-sponsored blog is a very large readership of over 20,000, but also because it manages consistently to provide practical tips and tricks in a lively manner, full of good examples. I had the pleasure last week, as part of an event I was participating in on rapid e-learning, to interview Tom Kuhlmann, the author of the Rapid E-Learning Blog. have uploaded the interview as a YouTube playlist, which you should be able to see here. If not, you'll be able to find it directly on YouTube here
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2006
    [Providers] Patrick Dunn's Networked Learning Design
    The site provides plenty of opportunities to comment and debate. Patrick Dunn has created a an engaging and accessible site for learning designers called Networked Learning Design. As it says, it is: ".is about design thinking and creativity, applied to the practice of learning design. It's based on research into a wide range of design disciplines including architecture, product design, interior design, graphics and web design. I'd have a look
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012
    [Providers] the new electric media
    Social media like Facebook provide identity from the in-crowd of friends that one can amass: that attention is the identity dynamic. Tweet Of course we can live without a bodily identity, but the body confers a particular kind of identity. Aquinas pointed out that the principle of individuation consists in the intersection of matter and spirit. Without the body, then, individual identity is not possible. Discarnate man is mass man; individuality is simply not possible because there is nothing on which to base it, to give it substance. Laws of Media chapter one.) Eric McLuhan.
  • EXPAND  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2015
    [Providers] Convincing Internal Stakeholders of eLearning’s Value
    Provide a demonstration of a new model to show fellow decision-makers what kinds of improvements could be made and what the impact would be. Do you have 100% decision-making power when it comes to implementing a new department- or organization-wide initiative, like eLearning? If so.have we met? I kid, I kid. Sorta. The point I want to make is not many people do have sole decision-making power. There are other stakeholders that have to buy in to a new idea. It could be others within a department that have an understanding of the initiative and its potential. But have no fear! Take a look.
  • EXPAND  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Providers] 8 Steps to a Learning Strategy That Wins
    Learning objectives are like guideposts that keep an eLearning course on track throughout the creation process, providing criteria to determine what’s really important in the content and when it needs to be broken into additional courses. “It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” ~ Roger von Oech. Mr. von Oech, founder of Creative Think and researcher on creativity, couldn’t be more right. What changed? could be any number of things. Ideally, an eLearning course has no more than five objectives.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2007
    [Providers] Effective Teaching with PowerPoint: A Learning Theory Approach
    Display the content with distinctive features Providing Learning Guidance - Semantic Encoding. Providing Feedback - Reinforcement. Provide spaced reviews and varied practice. Link to resource (By David M. Antonacci) "This presentation examines teaching and learning from an information-processing perspective, using the events of instruction developed by Robert Gagne. It shows you how to apply these ideas to developing PowerPoint presentations that effectively support instruction. Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction: Gaining Attention - Reception. Use abrupt stimulus change.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2007
    [Providers] Effective Teaching with PowerPoint: A Learning Theory Approach
    Display the content with distinctive features Providing Learning Guidance - Semantic Encoding. Providing Feedback - Reinforcement. Provide spaced reviews and varied practice. Link to resource (By David M. Antonacci) "This presentation examines teaching and learning from an information-processing perspective, using the events of instruction developed by Robert Gagne. It shows you how to apply these ideas to developing PowerPoint presentations that effectively support instruction. Gagne's Nine Events of Instruction: Gaining Attention - Reception. Use abrupt stimulus change.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2009
    [Providers] E-Learning, the Cathedral and the Bazaar: Courseware Development Approaches
    Note that some users have advanced programming skills, and furthermore, each user's machine provides an additional testing environment. The users can then act as co-developers, reporting bugs and providing bug fixes. or Top-down versus Bottom-up approaches to content design. In his 1997 essay The Cathedral and the Bazaar , open source evangelist Eric S. Raymond suggests that the closed-source world cannot win an evolutionary arms race with open-source communities that can put orders of magnitude more skilled time into a problem. open to the point of promiscuity. Brooks, Jr. 1995).
  • TAYLORING IT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2012
    [Providers] My first book review…
    Well because Clark has very cleverly asked a small number of questions at the end of each chapter, which I think is a great way of providing a period of self-reflection and ‘action planning’ for the reader. I’ve always said to myself that I would never write a book review, until the day that I had pored in the (no doubt) significant effort that it would take write a book myself. sort of ‘ who am I to criticise ‘ perspective. That was until this weekend; allow me to explain. … stay tuned for Chapter 1. mobile Social Media book Clark Quinn mlearning
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] Developing and Measuring Training the Agile Way The Training Part 1
    Even worse, just two days before the training was scheduled to take place the vendor informed us that the coach who had spent so much time understanding our organization, culture and workflow had a family emergency and would not be able to deliver the training.  A backup trainer was provided instead.  Having made the case for the change to Agile, communicating when the change would take place and how it might affect both the organization and the individuals, the next step was to ensure that all of the team members had the tools that they would need to implement this new approach.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013
    [Providers] What’s in Your Toolbox?
    ” But the reality of the slow-growth economy continues to impact decisions: “As time and resources get harder to acquire for training, there will be more e-learning methods used to provide less costly and more readily available training,” one learning leader said. While many learning leaders choose their offerings based on cost and convenience, others are staying true to costlier traditional methods. Content, audience, environment and available technology each play a role in how learning is delivered, and all of those continue to evolve. What’s Going to Change?
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006
    [Providers] Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary
    thought it might be interesting to provide some of the feedback from course participants and some of the insights from having conducted this course. This might provide more insight in developing various exercises or homework - pairing people with like needs.” When I originally conceived the course, I assumed that most attendees would know about Blogs, Wikis, etc. Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 approaches. Summary This has been a great learning experience for me. See the next topic.
  • INSYNC TRAINING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
    [Providers] Using Microlearning to Pull Learners to Your Content
    Traditional training focuses on the Push – formal scheduled programs that provide planned, siloed instruction. Training Magazine Network Session Recap. Several months ago, Jennifer Hofmann’s presentation “ How to Engage Modern Learners ,” explored the differences between Push training and Pull learning. Pull learning, on the other hand, uses a decentralized, learner-centric approach to make content readily available in a specific moment of learning need. Both Push and Pull play key roles in the modern learning culture. Blended learning Modern Learning Culture Microlearning pull learnin
  • TAYLORING IT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Providers] Back in the ‘speaking saddle’…
    Whilst I understand that there are implications of using Social Media incorrectly and for that very reason it is important to provide a balanced view during an event such as this, I felt that this particular session involved a lot of scaremongering, which I actually tweeted and which attracted quite a few ReTweets. … that’s right folks, despite being a dreaded vendor , I have recently spoken at the UCISA Using Social Media For Training event at the kind invitation of the lovely Gillian Fielding. Thanks for the inspiration Sue! Some scaremongering taking place here.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Providers] Back in the ‘speaking saddle’…
    Whilst I understand that there are implications of using Social Media incorrectly and for that very reason it is important to provide a balanced view during an event such as this, I felt that this particular session involved a lot of scaremongering, which I actually tweeted and which attracted quite a few ReTweets. … that’s right folks, despite being a dreaded vendor , I have recently spoken at the UCISA Using Social Media For Training event at the kind invitation of the lovely Gillian Fielding. Thanks for the inspiration Sue! Some scaremongering taking place here.
  • TAYLORING IT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011
    [Providers] A word of warning, be careful…
    After lunch was the point at which the eLN entered new ground by providing an afternoon of experiential learning by allowing attendees to practice making screencasts and recording/editing videos. From the 2 groups that I worked with this ‘hands on’ approach was warmly received and provided a fantastic opportunity to apply the theory in the real world (isn’t this what we keep saying our learners should be doing?). … as to what media you use if you are ever asked to produce a festive tip for the eLearning networks 24 tips advent calendar. Why a warning?
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] Can We Really Be That Bad at Knowledge Transfer?
    These practices were about ensuring that onboarding met the goals of the organization, stayed relevant and was consistent regardless of who it was delivered to, where it took place or when the course was provided. When looking at the fundamental underpinnings of two processes, onboarding and knowledge transfer, both basically involve some form of training or learning activities that pass on a select subset of the corporation’s knowledge to an individual or group of employees. The difference is that knowledge transfer also considers the collection and origin of the content.
  • ROB HUBBARD  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010
    [Providers] Transmedia – Immersive Storytelling for Learning
    Henry describes transmedia as ‘the integration of entertainment experiences across a range of different media platforms’ and transmedia storytelling as ‘immers(ing) the audience in a story’s universe through a number of dispersed entry points, providing a comprehensive and coordinated experience of a complex story’. This is Transmedia Learning, or it could be…. If you google ‘transmedia’ yo u would be forgiven for thinking that this is purely an academic construct. Indeed, it was ‘born’ in academic circles. The first person credited with coining the term ‘transmedia’ is Prof.
  • MLEVEL  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Providers] mLevel Wins the Bronze Award for the 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology
    The award is a validation of the value our platform provides to customers as well as the value of our partnership with Microsoft.”. We conduct research that drives performance, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Recap from:   PRWeb’s Press Release. mLevel Recognized as Industry Leader for work with Microsoft by Brandon Hall. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 07, 2016. mLevel Wins the Bronze Award for the 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology. mLevel’s win was announced on December 3, 2015.
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
    [Providers] How to Become One of the Best Companies to Work for
    It also provides managers with an easy way to tell who is in line for a pay rise and the extra responsibilities that go along with it. Every year, The Sunday Times publishes a survey of the best companies to work for in the UK. This annual list ranks businesses small and large according to how satisfied their employees are. It takes several factors into account including employees’ opinions on their colleagues, their superiors and their working conditions. If you lose focus on employee satisfaction, all of the more practical concerns can suffer as a result. Leadership. Wellbeing.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Snagit speaks German! Do you?
    We wanted to provide a complete and authentic experience so we didn’t stop at simply translating the user interface. Today is an exciting day for our German speaking customers. We are releasing Snagit 12 and Snagit for Mac 3 in German! How do you say screen-capture in German? Bildschirmaufnahme! And what about recording area? Aufnahmebereich! That’s pretty easy, am I right? This is the first release of the German Snagit 12, which follows the long tradition of having a translated windows version all the way back to 2002 when we released Snagit 6.1. Can’t see the video? Do you?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Human Resources, Learning, and Leadership: Our Ten Predictions for 2014
    This means you, as an employer, need to provide internal talent mobility and career growth in your own organization. 2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.). Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller place, forcing companies to improve their employment brand in every possible way. Data will become a new currency.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 2013
    [Providers] Drunk Tank Pink
    Alter provides examples of hidden persuaders lurking in names, labels, symbols, culture, colors, locations, weather, warmth and the presence of others. Environmental factors have a significant impact on how well people learn. Pay more attention to how workers feel about learning and what they say about it. In the late 1970s, scientists discovered that certain shades of pink calmed people who were agitated or angry. Walking into a pink room sapped the energy from difficult prisoners. Police painted holding cells pink. CLOs, whatever you do, don’t paint your classrooms pink.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2006
    [Providers] Comprehension and Retention - participation
    In Paul Murphy's experiment he provides a document that might require some prior familiarity with the topic. Further instructions from Mr. Murphy: Please be aware that we want to end up with roughly equal numbers of people in all four categories, but that most people will find it easier to provide on-screen/immediate responses than on-paper/delayed ones. wish he provided feedback so I could see how far off I was with my answers. If you decide to do the experiment, please comment and let me know your impressions. It would be nice to see formal research on these differences.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Real Estate Associations and Schools
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate real estate professionals on everything from fair housing laws to real estate taxation. Knowledge Direct for Real Estate Associations and Schools also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. technology. Toll free 1-800-942-4537. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This!
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Real Estate Associations and Schools
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate real estate professionals on everything from fair housing laws to real estate taxation. Knowledge Direct for Real Estate Associations and Schools also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. technology. Share this on Facebook. Tweet This! Share this on LinkedIn.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012
    [Providers] Small Scale Education
    Imagine an ecosystem where the local community provides some of the necessary resources for implementation of NCF and NCFTE goals alongside the resources provided by the government through SSA/MSA (Sarva Shiksha and Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyaan) and RTE (Right to Free and Compulsory Education, 2010). Education has always been considered by planners as being for the people. Consequently, a lot of effort by private and public entities have placed great effort and emphasis on just one aspect – how do we educate people? This is not entirely democratic. What does this imply?
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2011
    [Providers] The tyranny of content
    Provide interesting additional information & photographs about people, places and things; provide tables and figures illustrating and comparing facts. Provide external references that children can refer to. I have had the opportunity to interact with some school textbooks and instructional designers in my lifetime (and I am rediscovering some now). have also had occasion to browse through India’s National Curricular Framework, 2005. Case in point. Pose some questions; investigate with the help of more activities. Frame questions and discussions around it.
  • EVERYTHING E-LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Providers] Version Control in Lectora Online
    Use the Comment field to provide brief descriptions of your changes. Each version of the title appears in chronological order in the Version History table, along with the creation date and time, the creator and any comments provided. 4. Version Control in Lectora® Online cloud authoring tool allows multiple members of a team to work on the same title at the same time—all without overwriting each other’s changes. Versioning is made possible through the Check Out and Check In process. Checking Out. To check out a title, or part of a title: 1. Checking In Changes. Restoring a Title.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Taming Online Training at the San Diego Zoo
    Working Safely With Dangerous Animals provides training on industry standards for keeper training and safety when working with dangerous species. We have a product that is top-notch, interactive and has expanded to courses beyond animal care to business, management and communications, and really provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth. For instance, the American Association of Zoo Keepers recognized the benefits of collaborating with the academy while creating its own platform to provide specialized education and professional development.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 2010
    [Providers] iSpring 5.0 Product Family
    provides full support of Microsoft Office 2010, including new PowerPoint 2010 features, like new transition effects and control of inserted video playback. iSpring products provide PowerPoint to Flash conversion - along with e-Learning components like quizzes and LMS compliance. iSpring 5.0 The updated iSpring products are Windows 7 and both Office 2010 32-bit and 64-bit compatible. They also support embedded audio, video and Flash. You can customize the player and include YouTube videos. Check it out: [link
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Anticipating Fall: And HRTech
    It’s HRTech, the yearly conference focusing on technology in the world of human capital management that provides that excitement for me and my colleagues interested in HCM. The onset of autumn used to mean all the excitement of a new year of school – new clothes, crayons, backpacks and lunchboxes. Later in my professional life, it was the time to welcome in new freshman classes, attempting to reassure parents that their offspring were going to survive the first term of their college experience. Part was the delight in seeing old friends and meeting friends for the future.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2013
    [Providers] The Datafication of HR: What Does it Mean to You?
    We've done some research in this area and a large healthcare provider recently saved almost 4% of their payroll simply by analyzing what we call "payroll leakage." major customer service provider analyzed 7,240 employees over seven locations around the world and found that "relevant job experience" in the area of customer service had no impact on tenure, performance, or long term employee engagement. HR data providers: A flurry of new companies are now offering people and workforce data like never before. Waze is "datafying" our driving.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Providers] HR in the Cloud: Upping the Talent Management Ante
    Sapphire, the SAP annual event for its customers and partners, provided the debut of SuccessFactors as a SAP company. In a newly created division called Cloud Computing, Lars Dalgaard, founder and CEO of SuccessFactors, is now the king of the cloud, overseeing a team of 5000 employees devoted to executing SAP’s cloud strategy. Update from Lars on the SuccessFactors’ end of the business: there are3500 customers with 15.6 million unique users, making it 15 times the size in user count of other cloud companies. Developments announced? There were plenty.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
    [Providers] Are you measuring transfer of learning?
    It sends updates to participants, reminding learners of objectives, prompting reflection and action, and providing specific content. Don’t be alarmed. David Mallon’s blog has *not* been hacked - it’s just taken on another writer. Now it’s a twofer. I’m Janet Clarey, a new senior analyst here at Bersin & Associates, and I’ll be conducting research in the learning practice along with David. Frequent readers will be happy to know that David will continue to write his informative and reflective blog posts here too. Two bloggers. One URL. Yes exactly!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
    [Providers] Are you measuring transfer of learning?
    It sends updates to participants, reminding learners of objectives, prompting reflection and action, and providing specific content. Don’t be alarmed. David Mallon’s blog has *not* been hacked - it’s just taken on another writer. Now it’s a twofer. I’m Janet Clarey, a new senior analyst here at Bersin & Associates, and I’ll be conducting research in the learning practice along with David. Frequent readers will be happy to know that David will continue to write his informative and reflective blog posts here too. Two bloggers. One URL. Yes exactly!
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Providers] Is e-learning being flipped out?
    These new online resources are now taking their content a step further by providing a platform to deliver immersive classroom experiences using videoed lessons which can be further enhanced by a range of features including interactions and commentary. “In flip teaching, the student first studies the topic by himself, typically using video lessons created by the instructor or shared by another educator, such as those provided by the Khan Academy. Over the last few years there can be no argument that e-learning has come on an awful long way. Blog Development e-Learning
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Providers] Is e-learning being flipped out?
    These new online resources are now taking their content a step further by providing a platform to deliver immersive classroom experiences using videoed lessons which can be further enhanced by a range of features including interactions and commentary. “In flip teaching, the student first studies the topic by himself, typically using video lessons created by the instructor or shared by another educator, such as those provided by the Khan Academy. Over the last few years there can be no argument that e-learning has come on an awful long way. Advance Development e-Learning
  • GROWTH ENGINEERING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
    [Providers] We’ve Reached the European Finals of the Talent Unleashed Awards, judged by Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak!
    Jonathan Vardon (Chief Information Officer, CCD at Provident Financial). Steve Wozniak will be there in person to provide direct feedback on the night, making it a hugely exciting event! Can you hear that? It’s the sound of our office erupting with joy as this Talent Unleashed Awards news reached us, and it’s not going to stop any time soon! Jon Butterfield, EMEA CEO at event organisers Talent International , summed things up nicely: “ Talent Unleashed is unique, not only for its global outreach and stellar judges but for the quality and diversity of its entrants.
  • KIRKPATRICKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
    [Providers] "Pull Up a Chair" to Gain Qualitative Data
    Metrics provide evidence of program value, but they are not always the best way to discover the truth during training and follow up. Kirkpatrick Quick Tip Vol. 2 #14. During the training program, the trainer should occasionally close the facilitator’s guide, pull up a chair and simply ask participants how the material is being received
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Providers] A conversation on measurement and metrics (#ASTDLN)
    Business example – health insurance provider using a performance support. These are my notes from the final workshop session at ASTD Learn Now in. San Francisco. Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson of Ontuitive are leading a. conversation on metrics and measurement. The things that we currently measure about learning are things that the learner doesn't really care about. (% of course completions, pass/fail rate, # student days, etc.). Bob Mosher -- there is value in smile sheets. Research shows that if people like you're training, they'll take more. link]. lower support costs. impact?
  • ECONTENT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
    [Providers] Google Nexus 10 Review: Day 2
    in conjunction with Google Maps the embedded GPS chip provides me my location while I am offline. I have had my Nexus 10 for about 24 hours. Over the weekend I will post an in depth review and link it here, but so far I am very happy. This blog post is actually part of my test. Right now I am wondering whether I am able to enter text and use the Typepad visual editor. plus post images. On my iPad it was necessary to purchase a special app / browser named Blogsy. Right now I am using the native Google Chrome browser which comes with the tablet. Eureka! one reason I like the Nexus 10 is.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [Providers] How to Mass Upload Players into a Guru Game
    CSV template we provide. Do you want to spare your players the task of self-registering to play a Guru game? Some organizations do. If email verification is not needed, you can opt to pre-register players for a Guru game. Perhaps you are unveiling a Guru game as part of a conference experience or as part of a live workshop event. In these instances, your goal is to get everyone playing as quickly as possible with as little effort as possible. Mass uploading your players ahead of time may be a perfect solution. You can do this mass import within the  MANAGE PLAYERS  tab.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Providers] Avoiding Confusion During Reviews
    They also provide identifying numbers that are used to refer to each individual screen throughout the project. Use the punch list the course builder provides, if they provide one. If a punch list is not provided, ask the course builder if there’s a certain program or format they’d like you to use. Reviews are a key part of developing any eLearning. In my experience, they’re also one of the steps that cause the most confusion and delays. Reviews generally take place at two points, the storyboard and the actual course. Reviewing a Storyboard. Reviewing a Course.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
    [Providers] Knowledge Is in the Cards
    The goal is to figure out which picture card another player is thinking of, based on a hint they provide. Think of it as the next step after providing examples. Examples generally provide context and let learners know “why,” personally significant information encourages further exploration. Provide links to additional resources so interested learners have a starting point for further research. I was recently introduced to a card game called Dixit. figured I’d have some fun playing with friends and then go about business as usual. The five picture cards were: 1.
  • LEARNDASH  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2016
    [Providers] Should Your Courses Have Affiliates?
    They form connections, create winning promotional materials, facilitate affiliate contests, and provide new ideas for promotion. If you have created an online course… And you’re selling that course… And you want to get the word out about your course… Then chances are you have considered implementing an affiliate program. In fact, a quick look at some of the more successful internet marketers would suggest that having an affiliate program is almost  essential for your course to make any sales. Sounds good doesn’t it? Offer large enough incentives. So we did.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [Providers] Case Studies of Informal or Social Learning
    Can you provide me pointers? I'm looking to find lots of examples of where informal or social learning has been used successfully in the workplace and where it was led by the L&D organization. This can either be already written up, or it can be the name of a person and organization where it was done. If you would be more comfortable, feel free to send me information via an email: akarrer@techempower.com. eLearning Technology. Subscribe to the Best of eLearning Learning for updates from this blog and other eLearning blogs
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2007
    [Providers] 2006 and 2007 - Dump Microsoft Now and Best Posts of 2006
    Stephen Downes provided a list of year-end wrap-ups that had several interesting posts. Included were: Wesley Fryer article that says that in 5-years, school district says - "not a single desktop in this 52,000-student school system in metropolitan Dallas will carry the image of a proprietary school software program." Wow - dump your Microsoft stock now! Doug Belshaw post of his "20 top blog posts of 2006" Doug's perspective is a bit different than mine, but the list was interesting to see. I'm curious what people in eLearning felt were the top posts of 2006? What struck you?
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2007
    [Providers] Understanding eLearning 2.0
    For example, in the discussion on the blog post, " e-learning 1.0 vs. 2.0 - Help Needed ," you can see that Howard Cronin provided the analogy of AM/FM, CD, and iPod adaptor. My article - Understanding eLearning 2.0 - was just published on ASTD's Learning Circuits. would like to thank readers of this blog for helping with contributions. As I said in the article: Thanks This article would not have been possible without considerable discussion and input from many different people who have taken part in discussion around this topic via the blogosphere.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2007
    [Providers] Interesting Paradox - Choices
    Gladwell - TED Talk - Malcolm Gladwell talks about providing choices that people don't even know that they want. Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central belief of western societies: that freedom of choice leads to personal happiness. In Schwartz's estimation, all that choice is making us miserable. We set unreasonably high expectations, question our choices before we even make them, and blame our failures entirely on ourselves.
  • TONY KARRER  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
    [Providers] New Hire Onboarding Blog or Social Network
    or If they come into the company in waves, how about providing them a discussion group or better yet a social network tool that has good discussions as a means of communicating with each other and with coaches? Just wanted to through an idea at everyone that came up during several discussions today at DevLearn. How about asking select new hires to keep an inside the firewall blog as they begin their jobs at your company? Is this already being done all the time? If not, why not? This seems painfully obvious
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] Too many updates
    I use FeedBlitz to provide email subscriptions to my blog. surprising number of people actually use this option - roughly 150 of 3,000 subscriptions. I get a couple sign-ups for email every week and about every other week someone unsubscribes. Feedblitz allows the user to specify a reason. Most often it's either "no longer relevant" or "subscribed in another way." Today I got my first cancellation with the reason "Too many updates". It actually, made me smile. I've become part of the problem.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] italki - Social Network for Language Learning
    They provide the ability to connect with other learners who are trying to learn a language. italki is an interesting website in the language learning space - which seems to be very busy these days. People find each other using the site and then connect via chat, IM, voice/Skype, etc. There are other resources, but the use of a social network to find people who can help each other learn the language is a great idea. Not sure if it can work in practice given the many other barriers that will come up. I'd be curious what people think about this as a learning mechanism
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] Training starts for 2013
    Activities in the session cover the following exercises Word document to learning package conversion Using Metadata Managing Course Settings Basic Styling Embedding Web and stored Media Embedding websites Questions and Feedback Publishing a Wimba SCORM Document Publishing to DSpace General speaking providing we have no technical glitches the 1.5 – 2 hour has proven to be realistic. Following my rounds of staff meetings before the end of summer term last, I have this week started to get the training for elearning underway. Having mentioned technical glitches we did experience one.
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