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    [Providers] An Inventive Way To Bring Familes Closer
    After checking this out, this is a great service for parents, kids, and children's book authors everywhere.Parent company Ripple provides a wonderful demonstration of their service once you fill out their information form. Normally I tackle adult-oriented education and performance improvement on this blog. Not so this time: A friend of mine told me about Ripple Reader. The gist is essentially.
    [Providers] Questions I’m no longer answering
    And, an assessment that a vendor provides to see if your organization needs this training will ALWAYS result in you needing the training.  I’d have to say I agree with Donald Clark on the notion that leadership development is a crock. Can you make us a refresher course?   Our employees need more training.  Oh, really?  I bet they don’t.  I’ll bet that if their manager sat down when them and laid out clear expectations and then provided feedback to let them know if they were or weren’t doing it right, the problem would go away.  Would YOU take the training? 
    [Providers] Temporary Outage
    took it upon myself to contact our hosting provider and assured that we would be up and running again shortly. If you recently attempted to access LearnDash , then you may have been surprised when the site didn’t open – and we were just as surprised! It didn’t happen as quickly as I would have preferred, but all is well now. Apologies for any inconvenience this caused. We have been assured that this won’t happen again – I certainly hope so. Have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Justin. Tweet. wordpress lms
    [Providers] YouTube - CorpUtv’s Channel
    This is the YouTube - CorpUtv’s Channel which provides “lessons in learning for business leaders.&# A new find for me, maybe for you too. Searching “social media&# brings me a range from… …funny.(Social Social Media Addiction Rap). …to ’serious’ (Social Media WordPress Theme - Wicket Pixie. It’s not just for social media. You should consider subscribing to this channel if you don’t already
    [Providers] Discovery Methodology for a Learning Continuum
    The purpose of this document is to provide a guide for accomplishing discovery that defines attributes of a learning environment, in particular, the work context – when and where learning moments of need are manifest. It is essential that these attributes are identified in early planning stages in any project where learning assets are created to ensure design decisions are not negatively impacted by variables within the learner’s work environment.
    [Providers] Satisfying "Infolust" with On-Demand Learning
    She's right. I've been there, both as a content consumer and provider. In fact, we officially launched Bersin Insights ® in order to provide our members with the ability to get the right people the right information at the right time. Siri gets me - even if it isn't usually at the literal level. When my iPhone's "knowledge navigator" app doesn't understand what I'm asking her, she tends to chuck some terms into Google and, basically, asks if that'll help. Okay, so it often doesn't. Still, her encoded instinct is right.
    [Providers] BersinInsights: Reinventing the way HR Executives and Professionals Work
    And while we rigorously study all these practices, we also look at vendors and all the solution providers you need to bring your solutions to reality. If you need to find a vendor, you can quickly browse and search our library of 350+ solution providers and look at the top leadership development vendors in your industry. The Lexicon and Solution Provider library are fully integrated - so at any time you can look up the definition of a term, see case studies and examples of where it is used, or look at vendor solutions for a given problem. Some History.
    [Providers] Preview of HR Technology Conference 2011
    We have briefings with more than 50 solution providers this week, and I promise to put together a detailed recap of the major announcements in the coming week. Most major software providers now realize that employees, supervisors, managers, and executives spend far more time on their mobile devices than they do on PCs. Here it is the even of the HR Technology Conference - and we eagerly await dozens of news releases, product introductions, tweets, and announcements of exciting new technologies in the areas of talent management, recruiting, HR management, and more.
    [Providers] More Than a Dozen Ways to Navigate an E-Learning Course
    That’s a great way to provide course instructions but not have to do so at the forefront. A question I’m asked quite often is whether or not to offer instructions on course navigation. It’s a good question because while many courses do have instructions, sometimes they just don’t seem necessary. addressed this in a previous post where I asked if you need instructions on how to use an elearning course. In today’s post we’ll take a look at some real examples of how people have dealt with the course instructions. Examples of E-Learning Course Instructions. The Interface Tour. Novelty Helps.
    [Providers] Learning and Design Thinking - an introduction
    structured the session by following my own introduction to Design Thinking over the last 10 or so years, whilst at the same time providing attendees with a background to Design Thinking ideas and methods that can support innovative Learning Design.  In the session I covered broad ground however the content was specifically designed for the audience and the occasion - the real aim being to encourage innovative thinking in learning design. Split over a number of posts I will provide notes to accompany the online Prezi visuals from the conference. What is Design Thinking? .
    [Providers] Personas in Program Design
    It also provides opportunities for feedback from the users, which may then be used to make changes and improvements to the program. Development of such personas provides a great foundational starting point for any subsequent instructional design because it allows you to more concretely identify and define the needs and characteristics of each role within the learning audience. There is a new way to define the needs for each role within your workforce. The world has become highly interconnected, more mobile and more dynamic. This involves creating a persona.
    [Providers] Keep on Learning, Big Blue
    IBM empowers leaders to develop other leaders and provides career guidance to all members of its 420,000-strong workforce, part of the reason why it was recently recognized by Chief Learning Officer as one of the top companies for learning and development in the magazine’s LearningElite ranking. Just like Gerstner and his CEO successor Sam Palmisano have provided strong executive leadership focused on the long term, Ted Hoff, IBM’s vice president of learning, has done the same for its learning and development initiatives. IBM turned 100 today. Today, services accounts for $56.4
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 23: The Human Family
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 23 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – The Human Family. I’m sure it’s no coincidence that Apple is airing their new commercial, “The Human Family” during the Olympic opening ceremonies in Rio. It makes me remember that as humans we are all in this life together. As L&D professionals, we are all in this occupation together. Together, we move it forward. Together, we make it better and stronger and smarter.
    [Providers] Change Learners’ Minds By Changing The Stories They Tell - Tip #103
    These events are both imagined situations and the answers you provided were based on a story you’re telling yourself. What is the Story Picture in Your Mind? Suppose you received a message from your boss that he/she wants to see you as soon as you come in. However, it doesn’t say why. How would you react? What scenes are running in your head? Here’s another scenario. What if your loved one is out of town on a business trip. You expect a text once he/she has reached the destination. True, the scheduled arrival was late last night but it’s already morning and no text has arrived. Greg J.
  • SKYPREP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Providers] How E-Learning Can Help Students With Disabilities
    These days, most schools have resource programs that are designed to provide support to kids who don’t absorb information on the same level or in more traditional ways. Instruction is provided using video conferences and online student assessments. Not only does eLearning provide more adaptability, it is appealing because it allows students with health problems, who are unable to travel to and from school, to receive an education. Many people have had this experience, especially before learning disorders started becoming more visible and openly discussed.
    [Providers] Active Learning - Unleashing the Power of Scenarios and Activities
    Imagine a set of questions the learner has to answer, based on the information provided. Strategies promoting activities that involve students in doing things and thinking about what they are doing is called Active Learning, proclaims a white paper by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, an education-for-all movement that aspires to educate over 200 million children. Active learning is not just for children. Active learning is a great way to achieve comprehension, application and analysis- three key middle layers of Bloom's taxonomy - in adult learning. In this post, I give a few examples. Examples?
    [Providers] Delivering an Interactive Webinar
    Someone asked where to get more information on Silverlight, and before I could answer, another participant had provided a web site link. eLearning Guild’s online symposium is a great way for people to meet at a conference without the need to travel. The symposium for May 17 and 18, 2007 was titled 'New Techniques for Designing and Developing e-Learning Interactions' and would be keynoted by Patty Shank. My topic was 'Rapid Interactivity Building for True Learning Outcomes'. We went online, Karen made introductions, and asked me where I was. Would the next slide do the trick?
    [Providers] eLearning Shows the Way!
    A digital cinema provider from Hollywood will soon start using Raptivity for sales presentations. The owner of a Spanish humanities and technology web site has plans to use Raptivity for enhancing his web portal. Raptivity , the e-learning tool? Yes, and no. Yes, because in essence, both will use the same Raptivity software we use in e-learning. No, because their versions of Raptivity - Raptivity Presenter and Raptivity Web Expert - are specially adapted to support presentation making and web development respectively. What is happening here? How does this process work?
    [Providers] What’s Happening with OLIVE? Find Out.
    OLIVE commercial sales are focused on providing enterprise-wide solutions for financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance, healthcare and life sciences, energy, technology, and consulting markets. OLIVE is one of the only enterprise-grade, virtual world technology solutions available today that is capable of providing private, secure, persistent three-dimensional (3-D) environments behind or in front of firewalls. SAIC’s focus is to provide faster, easier access to OLIVE worlds, tools, content, and customization for users from anywhere in the world. Definitely.
    [Providers] Launching Your eLearning Initiative Successfully
    Provide them with courses that fulfill these requirements. Industry relevant publications and places where you can share or aggregate your blog posts will provide an additional source of exposure.  Launching a new product or service at any organization can feel like rocket science, one wrong move and BOOM! Don’t let your eLearning initiative go up in flames, plot a course for success among the association stars with these six tips. Match the courses to the learners. If you’ve done your market research you know who your target audience is. Do they need CE credits? Set a goal.
    [Providers] Shades of green
    Since those values provide the context for how the company operates in the marketplace, any ignorance of them is – at best – unprofessional, but probably more accurately, incompetent. Environmental sustainability. It’s a term that seems to be bandied around a lot lately. Many companies have it stated as one of their “core values&# – but do they really mean it? It’s easy to display the words on your website, print them out on a pretty brochure, and even rattle them off during an induction. In other words, to walk the talk. Academic insight. My take. The thin green line.
    [Providers] Search and You Shall Find
    Few learning management systems integrate with Google to provide a mix of written content with searchable context. Can IT provide an analysis of how searches are used differently by diverse categories of workers or even by individuals in learning programs? Graphical search results: Most search engines provide search as a text-based, linear list, but search will also be available in graphical formats, including infographics. What if we could provide a graphical representation that was richer and multifactored? Which search engines are used most often?
    [Providers] Learning Liberation Continues - Hurray!
    Coursera has partnered with Stanford, Princeton, Michigan U, and University of Pennsylvia to provide for free thousands of online learning.  Today, I am a proud practitioner of eLearning. And many of you should. Ray Jimenez, PhD. Vignettes Learning Learn more about story and experience-based eLearning
    [Providers] DevCorner: Seam Carving for Content-Aware Image Re-Sizing
    The approaching conference provided much needed motivation to pursue something I’d always wanted to write. Once a year, TechSmith holds an internal developer conference for the devs to talk about various interests they have. This year, I decided to tackle a topic a friend introduced to me several years ago called “seam carving”. wanted to implement a proof-of-concept program using vanilla C++ and an open source image library ( png++ , a C++ implementation of libpng ). Seam Carving. This is where the “seam”  from seam carving comes in to play. Pixels of Minimal Importance.
    [Providers] How to Download YouTube Videos
    To get it in Flash Video Format / FLV - you can use the little tool provided by TechCrunch. I needed to figure out how to download YouTube videos for an upcoming conference presentation where I wasn't confident that I would be able to have a good enough connection to play the video. KeepVid offered both (save as FLV and save as MP4) and a nice bookmarklet as well. I've not tried it, but it appears to work for Google Video, MySpace video and more. Both of these options give you a very nice MP4 file that works great for my presentation. But I've had more issues with getting it to work.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2007
    [Providers] Conference Networking Tools - Do They Work?
    In case you've not seen introNetworks before, they provide tools that allow membership groups to network with each other based on common interests. I just saw a post by Mark Oehlert - Good for introNetworks! - in which he points to introNetworks Secures $2.7 Million in Series A Funding. I've both used some of these tools with different membership groups I belong to and I've recently gone through an evaluation process for a customer who does a large trade show. Based on my personal results, I've not found a lot of value in these tools. Or maybe it's me.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2006
    [Providers] Point Solutions vs. Suites and Composition
    LAMS provides rich functionality for designing a "flow” of learning activities, especially where these activities rely on collaboration between students to drive the learning process. The providers I've listed seem to say, we'll provide you all the tools that you can compose into your blend. Can you compose your course out of smaller components composed together, or does your authoring tool provide all the components you need? One of the more interesting back-stories in Blended Learning / eLearning 2.0 is the classic question of point-solutions vs. suites.
    [Providers] The Real HCM Maturity Model
    The knowledge targeting stage of HCM provides HR and training leaders a unique opportunity to connect with business leaders, understand their challenges and deliver tangible value to them. I read an interesting article over on Learning Circuits entitled HCM Maturity Model. Two years ago, I might have simply nodded my head and moved on, but now I think that something very different is happening. As you move up the maturity model you get into bigger and more centralized solutions with the ultimate solution being an all-you-can-eat tool. Oh, did I mention that the author comes from Saba ?
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2006
    [Providers] View of eLearning Development Approaches - Ease vs. Power
    and Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids , I've realized that one of the mental models I use can be roughly summarized by the following picture: where Ease is roughly how easy (cost, time) is it to develop using that approach and Power is the ability of the tool to provide robust, complex learning solutions. Based on some discussions around What is Rapid eLearning? welcome feedback on this mental model.
    [Providers] Well worth a Listen
    Not too surprising there was one case where the application of technology was seen as a means to leverage outcomes while at the same time providing opportunities to rationalise resources, as in teachers, mmm. Not quit a predication but the title of a really informative, thought provoking and even controversial short series of broadcasts from BBC4 Radio by Sarah Montague called My teacher is an App that investigate ‘The classroom of the Future’, ‘The University of the Future’ and ending with ‘An Education Revolution?’ now that one was a surprise that I was most certainly not expecting.
    [Providers] Lets try audio
    Depending upon your own approach to providing feedback, whether you read the whole document first or comment a section at a time, moving over to audio really makes little difference. Well back into the swing with the vle for the new academic year and time to try out some new I thought. Are there any specialist skills that need to be learned? Is it time/cost effective? How do students feel about audio feedback? So how can you record the audio feedback? Have you tried audio feedback for your own classes, if so then please feel free to comment and share your views
    [Providers] The LMS is Dead!
    partly quoted) There is a Take a Tour option that’s worth looking at because it provides a nice insight into the appearence and feel of the system in operation. Have you come acrosss OpenClass yet? It's a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS. It’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free — and it's making an amazing impact on education. Will OpenClass compete with Moodle, who can tell. If you have then please feel free to reply to this post. Personally, I make use of these features regularly. Is this typical of your own experience, please comment.
    [Providers] eProject Requests
    Links to Wallwisher provide extended to parts of classes. Since the email went out here at college offering staff the opportunity to apply for funded learning projects I have so far received a number of applications. For each of these I arranged an initial meeting where we discussed the level of funding, which takes the form of hours that would be paid for development time, plus any resource costing. All the projects will commence during this coming summer term. Below I have included a list briefly outlining each of the proposals. Identify possible disengaged/disaffected students and 2.
    [Providers] New Virtual Learning Environments
    In the first they simply used a note-card giver that provided them a wind strength script, that they placed into a simple block prim, every time they touch the prim, the chat channel display wind speed. Well this week I moved away from Moodle as my sole platform for delivering collaborative e-learningand started to make use of SL as part of my course delivery. We get around the college proxy and closed port issues by have a parallel network on a Linux subnet and dual boot PC facility in one of our workshops. For the majority of the students this was their first time in SL.
    [Providers] Educomp Acquires Savvica
    Educomp Solutions , the online, interactive and multimedia education content and solutions provider announced on Wednesday that it had acquired a 70.05 per cent stake in Canadian online teaching solutions company Savvica. To add online solutions to its kitty, Educomp had previously acquired AsknLearn , a Singapore based e-learning content provider. It also took a 76 per cent stake in ThreeBrix E-Services , the owner of , an online and offline learning solutions provider focused at Indian students. The company doubled its revenues from Rs 55.5 crore in FY07.
    [Providers] Educomp Acquires Savvica
    Educomp Solutions , the online, interactive and multimedia education content and solutions provider announced on Wednesday that it had acquired a 70.05 per cent stake in Canadian online teaching solutions company Savvica. To add online solutions to its kitty, Educomp had previously acquired AsknLearn , a Singapore based e-learning content provider. It also took a 76 per cent stake in ThreeBrix E-Services , the owner of , an online and offline learning solutions provider focused at Indian students. The company doubled its revenues from Rs 55.5 crore in FY07.
    [Providers] Fun in Finance: Unicorn Training Acquires Azumo Games Studio
    Peter Phillips, CEO of Unicorn, said in a statement that Amuzo’s “in-depth expertise in publishing apps to mobile platforms for global audiences [is] a skillset not yet embedded in the desktop-oriented world of corporate eLearning.” By acquiring Amuzo, Unicorn will now be able to provide more mobile-friendly learning experiences for its customers. Providing mobile games for employees to learn about the latest banking regulations or for a financial advisor to explore a simulated meeting with a client can meet that need. Mobile learning is another buzzword in the training industry.
    [Providers] Building internal e-learning skill
    So, you’ve got approval to implement a LMS and provide e-learning courses to the business. Congratulations! What needs to be thought about to build internal e-learning skill? 1. Learning course develpment is multidisciplinary. It requires skill in e-learning instructional design, visual design, e-learning authoring, LMS testing and admininstration and project management. Rarely does a single [.]. Changing practice Development E-Learning development
    [Providers] Free e-learning tutorials on iTunes and YouTube
    The podcasts provide learning practitioners with practical tips on a range of e-learning strategies and technologies for organisational learning. The E-Learning Academy team releases free introductory e-learning tutorials through iTunes, YouTube and the E-Learning Academy blog. New podcasts are released every 3-4 weeks. There are four easy ways to locate this e-learning tutorial series: 1. Go direct to [.]. Announcement E-Learning Tutorial Podcast Video About Academy
    [Providers] The value of explanation videos
    Providing short explanations in video format on your organisation’s intranet or media platform can be a very powerful learning strategy for your organisation, in [.]. Common Craft and other members of the Explainer Network do a wonderful job creating short videos to explain concepts and processes. See Borrowing Money in Plain English as an example of a high production video (animation can be expensive). Design E-Learning design Workplace Learning
    [Providers] Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools and Available Training
    Something we want from e-learning providers is a relationship – someone who understands uor business, our needs and strives to value-add. Richard from Openlearn informed me about a recently published comparison of authoring tools, which I am sharing with you now. Thanks Thanks Richard.   E-Learning Uncovered is an organisation whose business focus is to support people to develop skills in e-learning [.]. Authoring tools Development
    [Providers] Free E-Learning Tutorial 16: Corporate Workplace Virtual Learning Environment
    Episode 16 e-learning tutorial provides an overview of my doctoral research. In my ‘spare time’ I’m a Doctor or Education candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. My thesis title is: Examination of virtual learning environments within a corporate context: Design and practice implications. It’s about our experience introducing four asynchronous spaces in a consulting [.]. Changing practice Podcast Research - Corporate VLE Social media Video
    [Providers] The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead
    " The original concepts of talent management software (pioneered by a company called Authoria, now part of PeopleFluent) were to provide an integrated software system to manage all the things HR has to do (recruiting, performance management development planning, etc.). Lots of analysts speculate that this market will become dominated by the ERP providers. firmly believe this market is far too big and moving far too fast for the ERP providers to dominate. The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.
    [Providers] The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead
    " The original concepts of talent management software (pioneered by a company called Authoria, now part of PeopleFluent) were to provide an integrated software system to manage all the things HR has to do (recruiting, performance management development planning, etc.). Lots of analysts speculate that this market will become dominated by the ERP providers. firmly believe this market is far too big and moving far too fast for the ERP providers to dominate. The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.
    [Providers] Bersin & Associates becomes Bersin by Deloitte
    Our strategic services team will continue to provide strategy, technology selection and procurement, and benchmarking services. We will continue to serve as a leading industry analyst, studying the providers of HR and talent management technology, tools, services, and data – and sharing our insights with our members. Our research team will continue to provide our well-known High-Impact® industry studies, including our reports on the LMS market, Talent Management Systems market, HRMS market, and Talent Acquisition market. What will remain the same.
    [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.
    [Providers] Goals Accountability and Social Support for Big Impact
    It’s one thing when you provide a blank space to write your goals when you are in a classroom and there’s a teacher who can help you. Walk them through the process Focus the question Provide prompts or ideas that can spark specific goals Show lots of examples both of goals and of plans to attach the goals Give them criteria to evaluate the goal and plan – have them rework needed items In my post Data Driven , we describe a use of this approach that helped retail store managers improve customer satisfaction. It can provide them some strategies. all make sense.
  • G-CUBE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
    [Providers] G-Cube Wins Deloitte Tech Fast 50 India Award Third Year in a Row
    For G-Cube in particular, with our focus on providing innovative solutions at cost-effective rates yielding great returns, our growth forecast continues to remain aggressive (40%+ year on year growth) for the current fiscal year. It gives me great pride to announce that G-Cube has won Deloitte’s Tech Fast 50 India award third year in a row. This award recognizes 50 fastest growing companies in revenue terms in a region. remember that same time last year; the general mood was that of caution as many economies were just emerging out of recession. Powered By DT Author Box. Blogger).
    [Providers] Why learning pros needs to know about performance management
    Many organizations use the 5 point scale with the intent to provide a range of ratings.  tools can provide more real-time feedback opportunities.  We’ve all heard that everyone hates performance appraisals, haven’t we? Even Even the New York times has outed them as psychologically damaging (but they have a hate-on for PowerPoint, too, so perhaps there’s an anarchist somewhere in the ranks).  But, to hate the process is one thing, to ditch the whole thing , now that’s throwing the baby out with the bathwater.   And, it just might be wrong.  Web 2.0
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [Providers] Course of the Week Highlight: Get Certified!
    This course provides both new and experienced Business Analysts with all the knowledge and tools they need to perform the Business Analyst role; you’ll become competent in the foundation business analysis skills with a comprehensive understanding of the role of the Business Analyst in both traditional Waterfall and Agile based projects. Both job seekers and those looking to move up in their current roles can benefit from certification in their field. Did you know OpenSesame offers certification courses in many areas? Set your career on the right path through certification.
    [Providers] Unlocking the Power of Lectora Variables, Part 1
    My next few posts will attempt to provide a primer on using Lectora variables to accomplish a few basic tasks. Hopefully this post is helpful to those of you exploring Lectora variables for the first time. I’ll provide another example in my next post. By Jay Lambert. As we network with newer Lectora developers, we are often asked to clarify the use of variables in the tool. As a reminder, variables within Lectora hold key pieces of information that you can later refer to and act upon. Once you begin using them, all sorts of possible uses will emerge. Navigation example.
    [Providers] 3 Ways to Link in Lectora
    Lectora is a popular tool for creating e-Learning content for exactly this reason--it provides multiple ways to solve problems. Using this method you access Lectora's actions which provide an easy way to start a lot of tasks. by Jonathan Shoaf. As a developer you learn quickly that there are always multiple solutions to a problem. This can be frustrating at first but soon you learn the benefits and drawbacks of each individual solution. In this blog post I'm going to talk about one example of this: hyperlinks. Problem. Which approach do you use? Solution. Using a Lectora Action.
    [Providers] Five 3D Environments on Your 2D Laptop
    Five The company 3DNA provides different 3D Add-on Worlds to explore and customize for an immersive and entertaining desktop. 3DNA is not a replacement for Windows - it works seamlessly with your current set up, while providing 3D environments in which to view your information. Here are five products on the market today that allow you to escape the 2D environment of your laptop and add a third dimension to your file structure, navigation and functionality. 3D interfaces are starting to appear everywhere for your laptop, iPad or other portable computing devices. Check them out.
    [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: The Book
    The big contribution of Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning to the field is that it provides direct linkages between the brain drain of the on-rushing boomer retirement and the range of technologies, tools and methodologies required to combat it. Founder, President, AXIOM Professional Health Learning Kapp's book provides insights into an employee population that is not as well understood as the baby boomer generation. have also just received some reviews from the publisher, the comments are below. Donald A. Deiesco, Ph.d., Gordon Snyder, Jr.
    [Providers] CAC Teams: A New Day
    This approach will eliminate problems associated with Second Life, such as hacking and griefing, and additionally provide improved graphics and controls. Instead we will provide additional practice sessions for those who need more instruction. This team won the "Best Written" award and consists of Robert (Spyke) Krepshaw, Jared Kishbaugh, Bianca Pichardo, Jason Kojteck and Matt Milgram. The solution was: A New Day proposes to develop a two-phased training program with the third-phased in mind. Each learner is required to spend one hour in each module according to PDFRS.
    [Providers] Face to Face Workshop Suggestions
    Provide targeted, technical presentations. An hour or even and hour and a half is not enough time, provide some half day, in-depth sessions. From time to time, I evaluate workshops designed for faculty members to share best practices and ideas with each other. Here is a list of general recommendations I've gathered through the years. think these recommendations can enhance any face-to-face workshop or conference. There is a group of attendees who enjoy and need to know the more technical ends of a discipline or the field, appeal to them as well. Make hands-on sessions longer.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2008
    [Providers] IBM Looks at Global Innovation
    So it is filled with images, quotes and statistics from a variety of sources all juxtaposed to provide punctuation points to the information they are providing. Recently, I got my hands on IBM's Global Innovation Outlook 2.0 report. You want to do the same. In fact, you may want to check out a number of reports and ideas flowing at the IBM Innovation Web site. But getting back to the Global Innovation Outlook 2.0 report. The report is well written and is fun and easy to read, it is written in the style and format of my favorite Tom Peters book Re-Imagine.
    [Providers] One Prototyping Process for Creating an Instructional Game
    have found that a Game Design Document is helpful for the development team but people not involved with a game cannot really understand what will happen in the game to provide appropriate feedback until they see the storyboards and, importantly, concept art.  The completed storyboards and concept art should be shown to focus groups who can provide obtain feedback and reviews of the storyboards with comments framed by a series of questions the design team provides. If focused questions are not provided, the feedback may be scattered and not as helpful as it could be.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
    [Providers] Facebook Fatigue?
    An article, Teens Experiencing Facebook Fatigue , provided some interesting findings about the social networking site, Facebook. According to the article: A survey of 600 teens ages 13 to 17 in late April found that teens spend two hours per day online on average, 80% of which is spent using a social network. These same teens are, however, showing signs of “Facebook Fatigue.” Nearly one in five (19%) who have an account no longer visit Facebook or are using it less. Here is more about the study. Web 2.0
    [Providers] Best Educational Piece on How the Banks Hid Assets (NSFW)
    think his story of being Jonco provides an "easy to understand" version of the shell games going on at Wall Street. Here is a great "story" or an analogy of how the banks move monies around as told by John Stewart of the Daily Show. The technique of comparing personnel and corporate allowances with money is a great educational technique. NOT SAFE FOR WORK because of all the swearing. It would be funny without the swearing but.
    [Providers] New Sustainability Education and Learning Web Site Launched
    site that provides information on basic sustainability concepts and techniques. Learn about sustainability issues at the Sustainability Institute. major issue within organizations today is sustainability. The ability to do the right thing in terms of the environment and in terms of conservation of energy, natural resources and our planet. In an effort to increase awareness and learning in the area of sustainability, Kaplan-Eduneering in conjunction with Seventh Generation just launched the Sustainability Institute. The site has many good resources that can be explored.
    [Providers] What Learning Professionals Can Learn From the Steelers
    The rest has to go the learner who needs to figure out how to apply what we provide to them to their unique situations. The lesson, consistent focus provides success. Focusing on a consistent application of instructional design methods provides success. The technology may change but the strategies for providing learning opportunities have not changed. Having grown up in the Pittsburgh area during the Steelers first run at four Super Bowls, I am a born and breed Steeler's fan. Loved seeing the team get number six! Roethlisberger responded half-jokingly. Drop back.
    [Providers] Blog or Wiki?
    The wiki provides a central location for best practices and an easy-to-use interface that anyone with typing and some minimal search capabilities can master. It is paying off in terms of building a knowledge base and the ability to provide best practices and training on a dime, according to Marty Siederer, the Society's senior director of training and customer service, Siederer provides training for the organization's content management, mass email distribution and online fundraising systems. The other day, I received the following question in a comment on this blog.
    [Providers] Heads Down Second Life Work
    It guides learners through the first few lessons for the first class and provides them with some resources. A good number of hours today are going toward my preparation for my upcoming class called "Learning in 3D." Today I focus on preparing the MSIT Second Life wiki for the class. also spent a lot of time this morning trying to set up a travel itinerary for new avatars to get a feel of the Second Life universe and what can be accomplished from an educational perspective. Feel free to check out the wiki and add any resources or other items that would be helpful.
    [Providers] Blog Book Tour: Week One Recap
    Then on day two Tom King over at Mobilemind posted a great piece which provide a quick, high level view of the book and then provided a great strategy for reading the book if you only have a little bit of time (ok, ok it did get long) Check out his laugh-out-loud post. She provides a great perspective and indicates that learning is successful only when the learner is engaged.I Also, check out his stop on the tour Blog Book Tour Stop: Gadgets, Games and Gizmos talks about how kids provide great insight into new learning technologies and techniques. Have a listen.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008
    [Providers] Joining Women of the Web 2.0 Tomorrow Night
    It will be show number 70 and we will be covering a range of topics from games for educators to the need for textbook editors to provide more engaging content to teachers. Tomorrow night at I will be joining a group of distinguish web personalities in a live talk show called Women of Web 2.0. If you would like to listen to the show live, (it's free) you can go to EdTechTalk and click on Women of Web 2.0 and hear my discussion with Cheryl, Sharon, Jennifer and Vicki ( Cool Cat Teacher ). If you miss the live version, there will be a recorded version you can check out as well.
    [Providers] How Virtual Reality is Changing the Way We Travel
    Next-gen systems from companies like Honeywell, Oculus (Rift) and Sony (Morpheus) are deploying virtual reality to provide absolutely real-like travelling experiences. Google Maps has already changed the way we navigate. Besides giving accurate directions to your destination, complete with traffic and different modes of transport, the Street View has brought virtually every street, landmark, shop and corner of the world on the display screen of your computer, tablet and phone. But that’s not enough. Image credit – [link]. The next generation of virtual reality is here.
    [Providers] Why Is It Important To Benchmark Training?
    Donald Kirkpatrick’s four levels of evaluating training provide a useful framework to set benchmarks. “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information ”. Winston Churchill. Conducting training programs without measuring how effective they actually are is like shooting in the dark. When you chart out a specific training program that must achieve a set of desired goals, it is important to go back and monitor as to how far it has delivered in reality. The four levels can be used as follows: Level 1: Satisfaction. Period.
    [Providers] Section 127: L&D's Stake in the Politics of Tax Cuts
    Of course, employers are not required to provide this assistance to their employees; but it is a good idea. In order for Section 127 to apply to an education benefit plan, the following conditions must be met: it must be established as a separate plan; it must be provided for the "exclusive benefit of employees"; it must not discriminate in favor of the highly compensated (in other words – this is not meant to be a special option just for certain segments of the population); and. Coalition to Preserve Employer Provided Education Assistance. And Sen. link].
    [Providers] Section 127: L&D's Stake in the Politics of Tax Cuts
    Of course, employers are not required to provide this assistance to their employees; but it is a good idea. In order for Section 127 to apply to an education benefit plan, the following conditions must be met: it must be established as a separate plan; it must be provided for the "exclusive benefit of employees"; it must not discriminate in favor of the highly compensated (in other words – this is not meant to be a special option just for certain segments of the population); and. Coalition to Preserve Employer Provided Education Assistance. And Sen. link].
    [Providers] The Importance of Storytelling in eLearning
    Create a story provides relevant context that supports immediate applicability and interest. “ If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”. Rudyard Kipling , The Collected Works. The most effective way to convey information in eLearning is to get your audience to care about the content, connect with the content, and to commemorate the content. This can be done through storytelling. Storytelling is the most fundamental form of communication. This is because storytelling actually mobilizes and stimulates different parts of the brain. link]. link]. link].
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Deirdre Reid
    Reid: I think the main issue hasn’t differed from five years ago, and that’s really providing value and being relevant. And I think that’s a bigger challenge to associations to identify, “What are those skills and how can we provide that?” So, that’s a huge change. Like, you’re saying that too, they’re in the education business as well: educating members on industry changing, personal development, providing opportunities for growth. Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. Deirdre, welcome and thank you. Deirdre Reid: Thank you. Reid: Yeah.
    [Providers] Going-global-the-importance-of-language-and-cultural-context-in-the-development-of-e-learning
    team of project managers, designers and programmers have been tasked with developing a program aimed at providing indigenous small scale producers with leadership, financial, and business training to strengthen market linkages and increase local employment rates. The training material provided by the Australian Government has proved successful in other low-income areas; however, success rates are markedly lower in high-density indigenous areas. Going Global? The Importance of Language and Cultural Context in the Development of e-Learning. By James Gipple. Download PDF (207KB).
  • PARADISO  |  TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016
    [Providers] Paradiso LMS Review by GetApp
    Speaking about GetApp , they are a quick-growing software marketplace, that provides online reviews for B2B and SaaS products. This LMS review has definitely motivated the team, and they are now striving towards achieving higher goalposts in terms of providing enriching ‘user experience’. It’s Paradiso LMS again…! We are simply rocking the LMS and eLearning domain with our unprecedented learning management system. We have been reviewed by GetApp in their quarterly review ( Q2 2016 ) and emerged as category leaders in the LMS domain. Reviews. Integrations. Media. Security.
  • PARADISO  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Providers] 7 Key Trends on Global E-learning to Follow in 2016
    Provides easy access to e-learning anytime & anywhere and on any mobile device. Provides the option of scalability and wider reach. Want to know what 2016 holds in terms of e-Learning trends ? It sure is showing some surprising and some usual stuff. From competency-based training to creating user-friendly learning, 2016 is the time to stay ahead of the curve. As usual, g amification , social learning, mobile learning are selling like hot cakes and would remain to be so in the times to come. Game mechanics make learning fun. Learners retain learned knowledge better. It’s 2016!
    [Providers] Features of Moodleforce – The Moodle Salesforce Integration!
    It majorly provides on-demand CRM solutions for the small, mid-market to enterprise level MNCs. Now, where do we, as the leading Moodle service providers, come into the picture? Every soul that’d have crossed the e-learning terrain even once must have come across the doctrine of Moodle. Moodle is the most basic form of software, fundamentally a learning management system , that can be used by the educators to extend e-learning content to the learners. It is an open source platform that can be used without the need for licensing and the other stipulations.  .
    [Providers] Imitating Virtuous Behaviors
    If leaders know this — and if there is a strong overlap between the traditional understanding of how people become virtuous and more recent insights into how people learn something effectively — why is so much of ethics training about providing knowledge of rules and regulations and so little about practicing the behaviors that can create a virtuous organization? Cultivating virtue is a valuable leadership development practice that has implications not only for learning, but for retention and organizational culture. By practicing those behaviors they become habits.
    [Providers] I couldn’t have said it better myself
    BUT, I think it would probably provide a better return on investment to develop your followers than the leadership development program du jour. Is leadership development a boondoggle? . There is a heck of a lot of money spent on leadership training in North America.  Many programs and they all cost big bucks.  I’ve never been totally convinced that leadership is the holy grail that some seem to portray it as.  Setting direction may be a critical part of organizational success, but it helps if you can actually make progress in that direction. 
    [Providers] The Corporate Training Market is Exploding
    businesses spend on average over $60 billion per year in this area supporting an industry that includes hundreds of thousands of training professionals, content and tools providers, and technologies. New technology, shifting markets, and changing demographics mean that manufacturers, service providers, telecommunications companies, technology companies, healthcare providers, and many other industries live and die by their skills. One of the most important (yet often least respected) parts of business is corporate training. As the chart below indicates, U.S.
    [Providers] 10 Tips on Using Tables in Your E-Learning Courses
    This provides good visual cues and helps direct the learner’s focus. I had a blog reader ask about the best way to animate a table in her rapid elearning course. Like a lot of things, it’s usually less about the best way and more about understanding the many ways that you can do something. Once you know what you can do, it’s easier to choose the best option that meets your objectives. Her question did cause me to think about some of the different ways you can use tables in an elearning course. So I put together ten ideas that may help the next time you need to add a table to your course.
  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Providers] Guest post: Perfecting Your Video Lectures – 3 Quick Tips
    Not only do they provide remote students the golden opportunity to learn in the same fashion as a brick-and-mortar student by getting somewhat of a simulator classroom experience, but it also allows them to get more comfortable and familiar with you, the instructor. Video lectures are essential in the elearning world. But not all lecture videos are the same. To learn a few ways to make yours a bit more engaging, continue reading below. Always Test. The first thing you want to do is to make sure that the test subject (you) and your environment are ready to record. Be Personable. Avidemux.
    [Providers] Micro-Mobile Learning Using iPod Touch - Sun Mobile Learning
    Imagine what you can do providing learning through on-the-need basis. How much does it cost to purchase an iPod Touch? See the YouTube video. Amazing! The technology is phenomenal. The challenge is how to prepare presentations that are succinct, 3 minutes or less in length. Ray Jimenez, PhD "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning"
    [Providers] Sayonara, industrial age
    In this article, the authors provide a roadmap for the daunting task of shaping strategy as technology-driven infrastructures constantly change. This article from the October issue of Harvard Business Review has fueled my thinking about the profound changes going on in the world economy. Authored by John Seely Brown, Lang Davison, and John Hagel, Shaping Strategy in a World of Constant Disruption gives evidence of the industrial age giving way to the network era. It means attracting thousands of participants, galvanizing their efforts, and retaining their commitment for the long haul.
    [Providers] Future of Talent
    Corporations won’t be telling people what to do; they’ll be configuring themselves to provide what talented people want. Future of Talent is a community of talent executives from major corporations who meet once a year to explore emerging issues in talent management, staffing, recruiting, employee development, retention and leadership development. Following Sunday night’s session, a dramatic scene unfolded two blocks down the street. Angel Island was in flames! To help us to explore the metaphor viscerally, I led the group on a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
    [Providers] Lessons of history
    Let me count the ways. #1 You must provide a credit card number even though you’re welcome to drop out before charges begin. Why do I hate RealNetworks? They’re hoping you’ll forget… #2 You can sign up online but you can’t sign out online. Sign up 24/7; sign off working hours only. Reminds me of AOL. #3 Real claims to do this to improve their service. What bullshit. #4 If the past is any guide, I’ll be discovering weird stuff Real left behind weeks after I’ve tried to eradicate it. And again. And Firefox began crashing. deleted Real.
    [Providers] eLearn Authoring Round-Up
    However, Lectora provides a bit more flexibility for customizing that Captivate. SoftChalk , Easy to use Works like Microsoft Word Provides an good organizational structure for courses Content is easy to add and includes multimedia, flash, and questions QuizPopper, TextPopper, and Activities are easy to add Exports to HTML and is SCORM compliant Articulate , imagined something similar to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint that was designed for eLearning. Such a tool does not exist yet. Summaries of Each Product.
    [Providers] eLearn Authoring Round-Up
    However, Lectora provides a bit more flexibility for customizing that Captivate. As my organization selects an LMS and gears up for web based training, I've been looking at a variety of authoring tools for online training.  I was naive enough to think that tool existed that would have everything I want.  I imagined something similar to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint that was designed for eLearning. Such a tool does not exist yet. I'm sure this is due to the complexity of web based learning content, the variety of requirements out there, and the market size of eLearning.
    [Providers] Kineo's ability to meet business needs is in the numbers 
    Every year Kineo's Client Services Team conducts a survey with  our LMS clients  to review the support services we provide our clients. With the purpose of keeping ourselves responsive and agile in meeting our clients' needs, the team helps clients meet the demands of today's modern learner and achieve results. Their purpose is to be an extension of a client's team and be their trusted workplace partner to help them succeed.  .
    [Providers] 7 Top Learning Trends for 2016
    This provides an even bigger benefit to employees, such as retail associates and warehouse workers, who may not have access to a corporate computer or company email system, but can use an app to get the learning they need to perform at their best. If there’s one thing that’s certain about the future of learning, it’s that it will continue to play a large role in organizational success. But the shape of learning is changing. Trend #1:  Big Data and Learner Analytics. Trend #2: Gamification. Gamification will remain a top learning trend in 2016. Trend #3: Personalized Learning.
    [Providers] The Potential Impact of Blockchain on Financial Sector
    For now, a huge swathe of Blockchain start-ups are emphasizing on the development of the solutions for financial sector, in terms of [2]: Providing customers an access to crypto-currencies and support crypto-currency-related financial services (Safello, BTCjam). CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. More One of the highly debated and most controversial topics out there right now, is blockchain. With this degree of hype and focus, I consider financial sector the most important entity to be affected by blockchain. Near Real Time. Immutable. Digitized.
    [Providers] Blockchain voting for shareholders as well as Elected Officials
    As per the latest blog post by the company, the voting machines presently used in the elections in the US are insecure, out of date, hard to use and mostly provided by a single vendor whose vote-counting software is proprietary. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. More Is blockchain going to be introduced in voting and election? We shouldn’t be surprised if it happens. We are heading towards a future where cash or paper base currency is to be replaced by Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies. Setting the ideology aside, blockchain voting is transparent, cheap and safe.
    [Providers] Blockchain voting for shareholders as well as Elected Officials
    As per the latest blog post by the company, the voting machines presently used in the elections in the US are insecure, out of date, hard to use and mostly provided by a single vendor whose vote-counting software is proprietary. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. More Is blockchain going to be introduced in voting and election? We shouldn’t be surprised if it happens. We are heading towards a future where cash or paper base currency is to be replaced by Bitcoin or cryptocurrencies. Setting the ideology aside, blockchain voting is transparent, cheap and safe.
    [Providers] Blockchain Impacts on Medical Care
    The patient through his or her profile, has complete control over medical information and can choose the information to be shared or viewed by the doctors or providers. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. This is the blockchain week on [1] and this article views the technology in terms of healthcare or medical care sector. In few of the articles of the series, we have already discussed the concept, its origin and some of the industrial implications. Let’s go back little bit. Population Health management. PGHD meets wearables.
    [Providers] How Leadership Skills are Being Taught in Modern Training Programs
    Josh Barett is a leadership training advisor and also can provide tips on leadership assignment writing tasks. He is currently associated with Global Assignment Help, where he provides useful guidelines on management assignments. Leader is not the ringmaster only any more. The involvement of specialized workforce in doing projects requires him to be quite tactful. He not only has to manage work, but he needs to manage egos and inter-personal relationships too. Emotional Quotient is the new requirement. Not all jobs require scientists. Change management is a very important tool.
    [Providers] Instructional Design by Example
    The plan is to provide a centralized location for examples of e-learning courses and details about the instructional design process used in creating them. I launched a new blog this week for showcasing e-learning examples. also hope to share specifics about the logistics of the courses. Anyone is welcome to submit an example using the submission form.
    [Providers] Creating Quizzes that Support Learning
    ELearning provides an excellent platform for encouraging learners to engage in active recall. Recommended: Provide feedback. However, when you provide feedback that includes the correct answer, you are making sure that they can study the correct answer. It takes a lot of work to convince learners that rereading their notes is an inefficient way of studying. As an educator, I have talked with students who are confused after they spend hours studying and still didn’t perform well on the test. So what is the problem with rereading? You are a passive participant. 2011).
    [Providers] How a few easy tweaks can improve your online icebreakers
    Your icebreaker can start with one ‘sharing’ post each but you need to provide a natural next step that invites people to start a dialogue. A new group is ready to start the e-facilitation workshop on Monday: 25 people from 17 different countries will learn together over the next 5 weeks. I’ve been running these workshops for 10 years now – a couple of times every year – and I’m always looking forward to guiding a new group. The first week is particularly exciting because that’s when we are able to create a real buzz. Among total strangers? Yes, indeed. Not just individual postings.
    [Providers] Women are Flora, Men are Fauna
    Exploiting a well-known distinction and applying it – with no reservations – to the gender split, this new book provides guidance for men and women looking for an easy answer to a complex question.  Men will play with the kids then leave them alone, while women will provide a persistent presence and awareness, continually nurturing.  This provides the keys to understanding behavior.  To succeed with women, you need to nurture them, take your time and letting them slowly bask in your attention.  This guide will provide a basis for real decisions!
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013
    [Providers] SPOCS are just another name for.
    And when you have a test, have you had students who pass it, with minimally showing up or just showing up for the last class, where you provide a “study guide” in preparation for the exam? Have you heard the news? The latest news when it comes to online courses brought forth from some of the biggest universities around? Nope, it isn’t MOOCs, because you know that was so many people taking these courses with this amazing content that was linear in design.  To solve that,err. Or are they? SPOCS. What are they? Small private online courses. Same linear format. Great.
    [Providers] The Anatomy of Bad Communication
    Taking care of these can help: Ensure you get what you expect from a job ( at least your boss may understands what you want even if unable to provide it ) Prevent employees/team members from being demotivated Set the right expectations with a client Prevent "I don't think you understand what I meant" moments Motivate people to take the desired actions And most importantly, ask the right questions Increasingly, in today's complex, information-loaded, globally-scattered work environment, effective communication is the key to business success, team bonding, a unified workforce. You ain’t!
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