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  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011
    [Providers] Why the LMS Would Never Die
    Provide on-demand training where need is primarily generated by the user. Provide training to bridge identified gaps. Provide some mandatory training driven by organization’s growth requirements. Provide compliance related training. But if any amount is spent in providing training, then someone somewhere would want to know –. With the amount of distractions available on Internet, providing unrestricted access to employees seems a distant dream to me. 'Because it’s all about money, and desire to make one’s life simpler! Please allow me to explain.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2011
    [Providers] Tips for Conducting Successful Virtual ILT Sessions
    This is especially effective when training on software system is to be provided. 'By definition, a virtual classroom is a platform which enables the instructors and learners carry out a learning process over Web, in lieu of a traditional classroom. This definition is sometimes misconstrued to suggest that a virtual classroom should mimic an actual classroom in all features and characteristics, to attain effectiveness of learning. Keep it Short. The first cardinal rule when designing a VILT is to keep it short. session should ideally be between 60 to 90 minutes long. Vivo Meeting.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2011
    [Providers] Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems
    Video is limited to webcam capture, and currently no tool provides support for capturing variable/HD resolution video. 'We recently did a research on free virtual classroom systems available in the market to meet a customer need for whom we had developed VILT content. Here is our comparative analysis that you may want to use to select the tool which best suits your requirements –. VCR Comparison. Some other observations –. Integration with calendar systems is not available with any of the tools, which you would have to manage externally. Our recommendation –. Powered By DT Author Box.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2011
    [Providers] ‘Mobile learning, just for the sake of it, is definitely not a good idea!’ – Some insights on Mobile Learning
    With the entry of companies like Max mobile and many others, which provide high-end smart-phones at surprisingly low prices, the reach is increasing every day. Not all types of trainings would do well with this kind of approach – for some there will be a need for in-depth study, extensive text or close supervision that only an instructor can provide. 'In these times of ‘just-in-time’ learning, mobile learning is fast gaining popularity as a medium for learning across all learner groups. Mobile learning is becoming more and more of a reality than just a concept everyday.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011
    [Providers] Better Learning Through Videos: A New Feature in WiZDOM LMS
    simple solution that works: The best solutions are sometimes the simplest ones and this problem was also handled by providing a solution that’s quite straightforward – a integrated video delivery module inside WiZDOM. robust logic was built in, where a file type is recognized and the required player is automatically provided for the learner to view the video. The option of ‘download and play’ is provided, but it is configurable as per the needs of the client. There are many ways that Videos can be utilized in a learning course. Powered By DT Author Box.
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2011
    [Providers] Some Insights for Successful LMS Selection and Implementation
    In addition, a LMS should also provide reports, course-wise, department-wise or of learner progress – as per the requirements of the client. Many LMSs also have analytical tools built in to provide insights to the administrators. For instance in addition to generating a report, a LMS also provides clear insights into understanding and utilizing the report to the best. In addition to stating the learner progress through a course, analytical tools built in LMSs can provide the additional knowledge like what are learner’s weak areas. How can the LMS provide help?
  • G-CUBE BLOG  |  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).
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 0002
    [Providers] How to Design a MOOC in Your Company
    The members of your course team will evaluate your performance, provide you feedback, and you will turn in a summary of the feedback you received and what you will change for your next meeting. 'Services like Coursera , Venture Lab , and Udemy (to name only a few) make free on-line courses available to anyone in the world for free. What is even more incredible is that using these services, you can take a Stanford course facilitated by a Stanford professor on topics ranging widely from software programming languages to creativity. Design Considerations. See example above.
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Providers] 5 Tips To Avoid Wasting Your Student’s Time
    As a course provider you want to make sure you are giving the students the tools they need to complete the course successfully and quickly. 'Students often take online courses out of necessity, not because they want to. Here are 5 tips to help you avoid wasting your student’s time. Minimize using links  to other sites to keep the learner on track to complete the course. Excessive links to other sites can distract the student away from the course itself. If you are using a large amount of links, an online course may not be the best option for you, and a website could be a better solution.
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Providers] Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Can Help Your Online Course
    The better experience and the more useful information you can provide, the more likely a visitor to your website will become a customer. 'Search Engine Optimization (SEO) refers to designing your website so that it appears in the non-paid, “organic” section of search results when people search key phrases on sites like  Google, Yahoo, and Bing. SEO is the process of optimizing your site for phrases that people use when searching so that your website is displayed in the “organic” search results. Indexable Content. Keywords and Title Tags. Amount of Content. Backlinks. Comments.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
    [Providers] Mindflash’s Updated Series Feature
    This update to Series has been the farthest reaching yet, and we are excited to tell you about how these new features can help you save time as well as provide insight into what we are working on in the near future. The Track tab also provides Trainee-level information including scores for each course. 'Series. Mindflash has recently updated and released a more robust Series feature. We have found that many programs including new employee training, sales training, and continuing education certifications rely heavily on Series. The Manage Tab. The Trainees Tab. The Customize Tab.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Providers] Irrestistibly Engaging: Creating Certainty Online
    Online, such uncertainty doubles because this context feels different: isolated and not as controlled as the traditional setting.Yet, uncertainty can be decreased in many simple ways: Provide step-by-step explanations of the processes on your sites. When possible provide tech support. 'Why do familiar songs have such a strong affect on us? Because your brain recognizes patterns and increases high levels of dopamaine. Our brain is a gap filling machine that craves certainty & prediction. Will they get a welcome email with the passwords? Post course navigation cheat sheets.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Providers] Innovation U — from Southern New Hampshire University
    Making that model a reality is the goal of the SNHU Innovation Lab, an educational incubator that is working to reduce costs, increase access and provide transformational experiences for students who have been marginalized by traditional higher education. 'Innovation U – from Southern New Hampshire University by Michelle E. Dunn, Editor. Excerpt: Blowing Up the Business Model. SNHU has a history of innovation that includes establishing satellite campuses and launching a groundbreaking three-year Honors Program in Business. ” … The Innovation Lab.
  • BRN.SK  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Providers] 3 Steps to an Effective Needs Assessment for Corporate Training
    Ultimately, you don’t want to spend resources, time and energy creating learning that does not provide the solution to a knowledge gap – especially if one doesn’t exist in the first place. For this last question, it’s important to provide examples of external factors like outside influences, company culture, and the talent pool as well as internal factors like lack of skill, inability to find needed information, and unavailability of performance support materials. Ideas Blog. Entire Site. Search. SEE A DEMO TRY IT FOR FREE. April 24, 2013 09:29 AM. Tweet.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
    [Providers] When do I assign the role of Portal Administrator in the LMS?
    'The ‘Portal Administrator’ Role represents the highest level of user access that can be assigned out of the default set of Roles provided with any Latitude Learning LMS. It is reserved for only those user accounts authorized to manage foundational setup and content hosted on the LMS, as well as create and manage key records, including the accounts of other users, Student or above
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
    [Providers] Latitude Connects with Sitefinity
    'Latitude Consulting Group has recently announced a new partnership with Sitefinity, a provider of flexible content management systems for businesses and organizations
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Providers] LMS Free Training - Weekly Webinar Announcement
    This webinar series provides an overview of core LMS administrative tools, as well as featuring key add-on capabilities and areas of functionality available through Latitude Learning 'Latitude Learning announces our next Free Training Webinar.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Providers] Southwest Airlines and Enspire at the Corporate Learning Summit
    Leveraging experiential business simulations to provide practice and insights. 'Enspire CEO Bjorn Billhardt and Senior Manager of People Development at Southwest Airlines Bonnie Endicott will be speaking at this year’s Corporate Learning Summit in Chicago. The joint session, “Southwest Airlines: Developing Legendary Leaders, Southwest Style” will explore how Southwest Airlines has implemented Enspire’s simulation-based program Business Challenge to train leaders at America’s largest airline.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2013
    [Providers] A Conversation with Clark Aldrich -Part One
    Aldrich: ClarkChart.com is a site to connect those people who want sims with those who can provide them. This can shape investment decisions, and provide some inspiration as well. 'This is Part One of a Two Part Interview: The other day I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Clark Aldrich and ask him a few questions about learning and development. For those who may not know Clark, here is a little about him before the discussion. He then moved into designing and creating simulations for learning. His first book on the topic was a best seller in the training field.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013
    [Providers] Towards Maturity partners with Sai Global to launch new compliance training study
    Teaming up with SAI Global for the new study will allow us to explore this gap and will provide an opportunity for compliance and L&D professionals to compare their approaches with other organisations in order to improve performance and where necessary, build an effective business case’ Iain McLeod, Head of Compliance at SAI Global EMEA said, ‘We know from previous Towards Maturity benchmarking studies and from our own extensive experience of implementing effective compliance training programmes, that expectations of compliance training are evolving.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Providers] Multiply Your Impact and Income FAQ
    What I do charge for is for my personal time working with each of you and for providing you with continuous feedback that is appropriate for YOUR particular business and product to make it successful. 'As you know, my new course Multiply Your Impact and Income: 3 Steps for Creating Engaging and Profitable Online Programs That Turn Your Clients Into Raving Fans is now open for registration. This program will help you to move from 1 -1 model to package your expertize online so you can serve multiple clients at the same time and keep reusing the same program for more impact and income.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2013
    [Providers] Jay Cross - Untitled Article
    The Golden Spike that tied together the transcontinental railway was a big, big deal for California, providing an overland alternative to long-range shipping. 'Yesterday afternoon I took the train from Berkeley to Sacramento. Wifi, plenty of room, no distractions: the train makes a good office. My destination was the California Railroad Museum. The Railroad Museum  is captivating for the same reason as the  Monterey Bay Aquarium : it’s the real stuff and it comes from right here. Most of the fish, otters, and sea creatures in the Aquarium are native to Monterey Bay.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
    [Providers] Review of higher ed adaptive learning products [Vander Ark]
    Yesterday EdGrowth released a second paper that includes 8 profiles of adaptive learning providers. 'Review of higher ed adaptive learning products – from gettingsmart.com by Tom Vander Ark. Excerpt: Last week we reviewed an EdGrowth white paper,  A Case for Accelerating Adaptive Learning in HigherEd. Also see: ADAPTIVE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION:  A REALITY CHECK. Education Growth Advisors Report Makes Case for Accelerating Adaptive Learning in Higher Education. Also see: cogbooks.com.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [Providers] The Ever Changing State of the Learning Technology Industry
    Providers like CornerstoneOnDemand, Authoria (now part of PeopleClickAuthoria), SumTotal, and Saba started to promote the idea of a “talent management suite” and set off a race to build broad talent management platforms. Now buyers expected their LMS to be integrated into a talent management suite, forcing other talent software providers to build or buy an LMS. Skillsoft, the largest provider of e-learning content, extended its platform with LMS features and now positions Skillport as a learning management system. Then came talent management. billion. The $1.8
  • WIRED@HEART  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013
    [Providers] How Being a Friend of Wired@Heart Can Help You Build Your Brand!
    was so enchanted by all of the information that she provided:  I remember writing every single word down so I would not miss anything this ingenious woman had to say. Almost two years ago I was at a conference where I saw this incredibly charismatic and knowledgeable speaker, Julie Cottineau — a former Vice President of Brand at Virgin USA — who  generously shared her wisdom about how to build a unique brand for your company that makes you stand out from the crowd. was blessed to later on work with her to design my brand which is now known as Wired@Heart. Rachel W.,
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Providers] Forum Focuses on Public-Private Partnerships
    There is no way that governments alone or international aid flows alone will be able to provide those children with the quality of education they need to be full participants in global society. The private sector can provide the link to the marketplace where you find there is a revolving door,” said H.E The Global Education and Skills Forum will be held annually in the UAE to promote better education. Dubai, March 18. At the inaugural Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, 500 delegates from 50 countries discussed the global demand for better education. Former U.K.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Upgrade your ERP or Switch to SaaS?
    Ascertain if the new functionalities provided replace any customizations and evaluate how that “swap-over” would work. Swapping out an ERP is probably the scariest thought on earth to an IT director. But at the recent Workday Rising, there were a large number of ERP users seriously thinking about such a switch. talked to several: and let’s look at the pros and cons as they reviewed the challenges and risks. recall the wisdom of a comment from Tracy Jones, at the time the IT manager at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M.:
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] CornerstoneOnDemand Strong Quarter: Growing Share in LMS Market
    Cornerstone's recruiting product lets the company position itself as a full talent software provider. CornerstoneOnDemand just announced strong Q3 numbers: 78% increase in year-to-year bookings and 54% increase in year-to-year revenue, bringing the company to near $120 Million in revenue by the end of this year. There are a few dynamics taking place here. CornerstoneOnDemand is currently the fastest-growing LMS vendor, reinforcing its business as a talent management systems vendor. Cornerstone is winning in the LMS market, driving growth in talent management.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] De-Siloing Social Software
    To date, many initial social endeavors from software providers have included a Facebook-like page through which employees can recognize, comment, or share with each other, either bolted on to another application or stand-alone, the latter requiring an annoying extra sign-on by the user. Now, however, providers are scrambling to provide value by creating enterprise social software that can drive business results throughout the organization. Human beings are social by nature. It can – if it is intrinsic in the way that they actually work. McKinsey&Company.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Going for a Global Reach
    And how might these questions influence your choice of a software application provider? The “reach” of a provider with its talent management solutions is informative if you are seeking solutions across geographies. You need to know where the providers you may choose do business – not only what countries their product supports, but where they actively sell. •Providers with 20 percent or more of their 2012 revenues from Asia/Pacific include Oracle (again across all ERP product lines), SAP, and SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
    [Providers] The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change
    It does not include providers of content or data services. The recruiting software market has exploded with new players, despite the continued dominance of Taleo (Oracle), Kenexa (IBM), Lumesse, and LinkedIn (which is actually not a talent management software provider but actually replaces the need for many other tools). We see the emergence of many new critical tools here: companies that provide candidate searching, advertisement management, Facebook and LinkedIn integration, candidate relationship management, and what we call "Google of People."
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2013
    [Providers] Hello 2013
    large organizations will increasingly utilize LCMSs for mobile content development and deployment and to provide on-demand performance support for employees. For me, 2012 will go down as a year I basically went dark publicly. While I wrote a lot for my work, I think I posted here just 5 times. Good grief, three or four years ago I probably was posting 5 times in a. As 2013 begins, it seems an ideal time to reflect back on 2012, share some observations and predictions, and get blogging again. LCMSs are alive and well and the market will grow. predict. outside North America and from SMBs.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [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.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [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.
  • OBVIOUS INSIGHTS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2010
    [Providers] Learn. Practice. Do.
    This blog aims to be the resource that fills that hole, providing tools, tips, techniques, and advice that I hope will help you do a better job today and tomorrow. Say you need to create a workshop on project management and are going to meet with the primary subject matter expert who will provide the content (we’ll skip the beginning of the story where you did your due diligence to determine that training was, in fact, the answer to the business problem you are addressing). This blog has been a long time coming. Quite simply, it goes like this: Learn > Practice > Do.
  • OBVIOUS INSIGHTS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Providers] There’s nothing wrong with presentations
    Provide handouts/templates to make it even easier for people to participate. In my experience, managers often think of presentations as training. My knee-jerk reaction is to cringe at the idea that 60 minutes of slides and the occasional audience question is actually going to move the needle and make anyone better at their job. However, the fact is that there is a lot to be said for presentations if you accept their limitations. They are great for fulfilling the “Learn” piece of Learn > Practice > Do. Of course, good presentations can always be made more engaging.
  • OBVIOUS INSIGHTS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Providers] Realistic Needs Analysis
    Describe the issue: Describe why this is an issue now or why you anticipate it will be an issue in the future: Describe the consequences of not addressing this issue: Describe how you would know if this issue had been properly addressed: If possible, please provide an example of this issue and how it has impacted our business: II. If so, please provide more information on what you think people need to do or do better as a result of formal training. I’ve read enough books and articles on how to properly assess the learning needs of an organization. Objective. Methodology.
  • OBVIOUS INSIGHTS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
    [Providers] Flash, Meet Confluence
    gave Bloomfire a try because it looked like it would provide more of what we want and less of what we don’t, but it still has limitations (i.e., We don’t have an LMS. I’m not sure we need one. no “suggested courses” for certain users, no full screen mode for SWFs/Videos, SWF support not fully implemented). I’ll keep an eye on it. In the mean time, we’ve had a lot of success just putting Flash-based eLearning modules built in Captivate right into our Confluence wiki. The magic tag is: ?{flash:url=module.swf|play=true|loop=true|width=500|height=550}.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
    [Providers] Owner vs Provider
    In my admittedly simplistic and incomplete understanding: Owner Business / Customer Identifies business needs Makes sure the service / program meets customer requirements Identifies opportunities for improvement Point-of-contact for the service or program In our environment - often outside of IT Provider Technical / IT Makes the service / program happen Makes sure the service / program keeps running Often comprised of multiple roles / people Seems pretty clear-cut. As we work towards a more comprehensive Learning Ecosystem vs. a single LMS, issues of roles crop up. More than once.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Providers] Simplilearn.com Accredited by CFA Institute
    The online education and training provider for professional certification courses will now conduct Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Level I training. 19 Simplilearn.com, an online education and training provider for professional certification courses, announced it has received accreditation from CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Institute to conduct CFA Level I training. Simplilearn provides both online and classroom training for CFA Level I certification. Bangalore — Feb. Source: Simplilearn.com
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
    [Providers] Be Ambitious
    With this addition to our Human Capital Media (HCM) Group, we now provide thought leadership, strategy, news, education and analysis across the entire hire-to-retire spectrum of human capital management from the C-suite to the front lines. It is difficult to imagine the achievement of any significant goal without the motivation, drive and desire to push farther, try harder and do more. But in January, we took a giant step toward increasing our scope, synergy and strength in the industry by acquiring Workforce Management from Crain Communications Inc. Presenters include David C.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [Providers] Beyond the Buzz of learning Technologies – an interview with Towards Maturity
    She also highlighted the new Infographic available for handy hints and tips which was part of the Learning Technologies take-away. This interview between Laura Overton, MD of the Towards Maturity benchmark practice and Martin Couzins of LearnPatch was streamed live on 15 Feb 2013. Check out Martin Couzins and LearnPatch here [link
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013
    [Providers] The equation for change
    In the socio-historical context of our time, the demand that providers have for altruism? Guns don’t kill people. People do. It’s a well-worn saying that Americans in particular know only too well. And of course it’s technically correct. don’t fear a gun on the table, but I do fear someone might pick it up and pull the trigger. That’s why I don’t want a gun on the table. Chandler explains that “hard” technological determinism holds technology as the driver of change in society. Like most extremism, however, it’s an absurd construct.
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013
    [Providers] #EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 1)
    The prompt questions provided by the course were around visualisations of education, learning and teaching in these films. The second week of the E-learning and Digital Cultures course still centres on utopian and dystopian accounts of technology. Where last week looked at past accounts of our existing relationship with technology, the films this week explore ideas of the future of digital culture. The first two films are video adverts setting out visions from Corning and Microsoft of how they see their products evolving and how daily life will change accordingly. Day Made of Glass 2.
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013
    [Providers] #EDCMOOC: utopias & dystopias – looking to the future (part 2)
    It provides novel entertainment, useful information (such as nutritional values of available food), and convenient assistance (during cooking, for instance). In addition to the two ad films depicting visions of technology in the future, last week’s E-learning and Digital Cultures content (I’m a bit behind!) included three further short films taking different stances on future technologies, possible uses and misuses of them, and how they might shape society. Sight. Initially the Sight Systems augmented reality contact lens technology appears intriguing. Charlie 13. Plurality.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013
    [Providers] Your Finger's in the Dike and the Dam's About to Burst! Why 2013 is the Year for Performance Support
    Performance support will provide your employees with the help they need, when they need it—at their moment of need, helping your organization float to the top with a productive and efficient workforce. It's January 2013 and the dam is about to burst. For the past few years I think we've become a little complacent, plugging our finger in the dike but only standing in ankle-deep water. But that's about to change! The economic downturn of 2009 is now fading into the past. Businesses are growing again, competition is heating up, and the outlook for the future is bright again. in 2013.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Providers] Bupa International first to deploy Towards Maturity’s new Learner Audit
    Whilst these activities provide us with insights about the delivery of the learning programme, it doesn’t always highlight what is really important to our people.” Leading international healthcare company, Bupa International, is the first company to deploy Towards Maturity’s new Learner Audit , to find out more about its staff and how they learn what they need to do their jobs better. Designed for organisations with over 1000 employees, companies can participate in a standard Learner Audit or choose to customise the survey‘s questions.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Providers] Working effectively with subject matter experts Towards Maturity Exchange with Norman Lamont
    In Norman's case it provided the catalyst to help the subject matter experts understand the need think differently about contributing to learning. Norman provided examles via a template that demonstrated what good and bad looked like and continued to support the group as they stated to use the methodology. couple of words of caution; the model will not prevent that late senior manager intervention sending things off track, but can if engaging the senior managers early enough, provide the same refocus opportunity that worked with the subject matter experts. Sounds simple!
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013
    [Providers] Bupa International first to deploy Towards Maturity’s new Learner Audit
    Whilst these activities provide us with insights about the delivery of the learning programme, it doesn’t always highlight what is really important to our people.” Leading international healthcare company, Bupa International, is the first company to deploy Towards Maturity’s new Learner Audit , to find out more about its staff and how they learn what they need to do their jobs better. Designed for organisations with over 1000 employees, companies can participate in a standard Learner Audit or choose to customise the survey‘s questions.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Providers] How can we apply game based thinking to increase learner engagement? Ben Betts shares at Learning Technologies eXchanges
    In a lively, international discussion, Ben Betts led us through the different ways in which games may be used to support learning, and provided a whistle-stop tour of the current research in this field. Mark Bethelemy reports on the discussion with Ben Betts from this year's Learning Technologies eXchanges 2013. Ben introduced us to the six categories of games-based learning that he had encountered in his research: Drill and practice An approach which is ideal for learning that requires simple repetition - ie. where retention is important.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Providers] Working effectively with subject matter expertsTowards Maturity Exchange with Normal Lamont
    In Norman's case it provided the catalyst to help the subject matter experts understand the need think differently about contributing to learning. Norman provided examles via a template that demonstrated what good and bad looked like and continued to support the group as they stated to use the methodology. couple of words of caution; the model will not prevent that late senior manager intervention sending things off track, but can if engaging the senior managers early enough, provide the same refocus opportunity that worked with the subject matter experts. Sounds simple!
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Providers] Learning from Science Fiction
    Stephenson’s protagonist Nell is coached on her hero’s journey by an interactive book that provides personalized learning in real-time. The book provides instruction responsively to the owner’s environment and immediate needs. Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction is a fun book and blog about interface design lessons inspired from watching sci-fi movies and TV shows. Make It So got me thinking about how sci-fi writers have envisioned the future of learning technologies. The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer by Neal Stephenson.
  • PROPROFS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Providers] Benefits of using online assessments
    Provide practice using technology-based test formats. Provide multiple opportunities for learners to practice understanding when quizzes or tests are repeatable. Learning at all stages requires some form of assessment. Even in adult learning progress must be measured in some way. Teachers must find out how well a student has learned regardless of the level and subject of study. Many teachers find frequent, low-stakes assessments an effective way to measure knowledge. Other educators use only mid-term and final assessments within a course. Course benefits. Student benefits.
  • PROPROFS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] Quick tips on tracking learners by sharing group reports
    Besides anytime/anywhere access , some other benefits of this feature are: Provide read only  reporting access to multiple stakeholders. With ProProfs Training Maker, you can easily track the progress of large batches of learners by accessing different kinds of reports. One of them is group reports, which shows you consolidated reports of different groups of learners. The group report  gives you detailed information of your learners group’s activity across different courses. Share reports with department heads, regional managers and other company stakeholders. Step 1. Step 4. 
  • PROPROFS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] Allow learners to self register to your courses or quizzes
    Learners provide accurate & up to date information. We have recently introduced the self registration feature, which allows learners to log in and self-register to your online classroom. The feature allows instructors to automate a learner’s registry to a particular quiz, course or group.  . Allowing learners to self-register has multiple benefits, for enterprises which need to train a geographically dispersed workforce as well as for instructors in assigning online courses to their learners. Benefits of self registration. Save time by automating registration. Step 1. Step 4. 
  • PROPROFS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Providers] ProProfs in Business Rockstars on e-learning
    We provide web-based tools for building and testing knowledge. ProProfs CEO Sameer Bhatia  was invited by  Ken Rutkowski of Business Rockstars , a weekly talk show on KWFB, Talk 980 about start-ups & entrepreneurship.  They They discussed e-learning and how ProProfs helps companies as well as educational institutions to build and test knowledge. We are like the YouTube of quizzes. -  Sameer Bhatia. Ken Rutkowski: Tell me about e-learning and what’s ProProfs doing in e-learning? Sameer Bhatia: Sure. Ken:  Testing knowledge? Explain that one to me. Ken: Is it working for you?
  • PROPROFS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] ProProfs in Investor’s Business Daily on career development
    Intelligent reports and stats: ProProfs Training Maker provides detailed reports and statistics for courses, individual learners as well as groups of learners. In a recent Investor’s Business Daily article on career development, ProProfs CEO Sameer Bhatia shared his thoughts on how training is a big part of career development. “It used to be you were trained once a year. Now employees are constantly being trained,” he says. Career development being one of the most important reasons why a potential employee will choose to work in certain a company. Sameer Bhatia. Media
  • PROPROFS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Providers] Role of Nursing Second Semester
    Diagnosing provides the basis for the selection of nursing interventions to achieve outcomes for which the nurse is accountable by: (Select all that apply). Systems that are designed to provide quality care while controlling costs. Policies - to provide quality care to pts. Quiz Maker › Take Quizzes › Education & Exams › Role of Nursing Second Semester. Loading Page, Please wait… Role of Nursing Second Semester. 37 Questions. I 19 Attempts. I Created By ajaster 13 days ago. Role of Nursing Second Semester. Tweet. Embed. Select a Match.
  • PROPROFS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
    [Providers] Overview of Finance
    " However, double taxation can be avoided provided a firm is small enough and has 75 or fewer stockholders, as it can then qualify as an S Corporation. id="" value="" disabled="disabled" />--> the number and types of products or services provided by the firm. Managerial compensation plans often provide executives with options to buy the firm's stock at a set price. Quiz Maker › Take Quizzes › Miscellaneous › Overview of Finance. Loading Page, Please wait… Overview of Finance. 23 Questions. I No Attempts Yet. Tweet. Embed. Q.10).
  • PROPROFS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
    [Providers] APUSH Quarterly Ch 8-11 (2nd Quarter)
    id="" value="" disabled="disabled" />--> B) Acquire a port to provide an outlet for western crops. id="" value="" disabled="disabled" />--> E) Accessibility to Eastern urban markets provided to Midwestern farmers. id="" value="" disabled="disabled" />--> C) provide a rationale for United States interventio in the Isthmus of Panama. Which of the following provided sources of revenue for the federal government in the period from 1800 to 1860 1) Income tax 11) Sales tax 111) customs duties 1V) Land sales V) Real estate taxes. 50 Questions. I 11 Attempts. Tweet.
  • PROPROFS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2013
    [Providers] Cell
    id="" value="" disabled="disabled" />--> provide shape and support to the cell. Quiz Maker › Take Quizzes › Education & Exams › Cell. Loading Page, Please wait… Cell. 29 Questions. I No Attempts Yet. I Created By michealolaoire 12 days ago. Junior Cert Science. Tweet. Embed. Remove Question Excerpt. Question Excerpt From Cell. Which one of the following instruments would you use to see a plant cell? id="" value="" disabled="disabled" />--> periscope. id="" value="" disabled="disabled" />--> kaleidoscope. The basic unit of all organisms is. Q.10).
  • PROPROFS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
    [Providers] English Test Online
    First of all, get the form provided by the bank. Quiz Maker › Take Quizzes › Education & Exams › English Test Online. Loading Page, Please wait… English Test Online. 25 Questions. I No Attempts Yet. I Created By noerdin 11 days ago. Test for UNAS Preparation. Tweet. Embed. Remove Question Excerpt. Question Excerpt From English Test Online. theatre is a place where people entertain the audience. The people, who perform, called actors and actresses, act in plays on a stage. Without an audience, they are only rehearsing or practising. What is actor?
  • PROPROFS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013
    [Providers] History Quiz
    What did factory workers in the Northeast provide the Midwest and South with? Quiz Maker › Take Quizzes › K-12 Education › History Quiz. Loading Page, Please wait… History Quiz. 21 Questions. I 2 Attempts. I Created By aacgectyuoki 3 days ago. Practice. Tweet. Embed. Remove Question Excerpt. Question Excerpt From History Quiz. Jacksonian Times Matching. Those words were used during the time that Andrew Jackson was the U.S. President. Inflation. Select a Match. Group of Andrew Jacksons close advisors. Supported John Quincy Adams. Daniel Webster. people.
  • PROPROFS  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013
    [Providers] Intro to Neuro
    Q.15). _: Sound waves within certain frequency range are reflected off red blood cells and the frequency of echo provides a guide to velocity of the flow. Q.16). _: Provide information at the same time about both structure and the hemodynamics of the circulation in a color coded format. Quiz Maker › Take Quizzes › Miscellaneous › Intro to Neuro. Loading Page, Please wait… Intro to Neuro. 21 Questions. I No Attempts Yet. I Created By mgartz 3 days ago. Tweet. Embed. Remove Question Excerpt. Question Excerpt From Intro to Neuro. DOPAMINE PATHWAYS.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012
    [Providers] Informal first
    Whenever a development intervention is being considered, the primary objective of the L&D professional should be to provide all the necessary learning resources to the target audience in an open, structured format. It is well documented that the vast majority of learning in the workplace is informal. According to extensive research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership: • 70% of learning occurs “on the job” • 20% of learning occurs through feedback from others. • 10% of learning occurs “off the job” (eg attending classes, reading).
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
    [Providers] A defence of the “Next” button
    argued in favour of providing all the necessary learning resources to the target audience in an open, structured format. The “Next” button doesn’t have many friends in the e-learning community. The humble yet shiny arrow is associated with boring page turners. Hell-bent on avoiding the “Next” button, many instructional designers will delinearise the content by creating a course homepage with a raft of topics represented by funky icons. This is constructivist design. Its primary focus is not on training, but on performance support.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012
    [Providers] Take the law out of compliance training
    your contact centre provides a customer’s new phone number to her abusive ex-husband? Compliance training is everyone’s favourite punching bag. deduce two main reasons for this: It’s usually drop-dead boring, and. People don’t like being told what to do. So we in the L&D department are put in the unenviable position of selling the unsellable to our colleagues. To do so, we typically resort to a couple of irreproachable messages: It’s the law (so we have to do it), and. Confused? Would you still support it? the privacy and security of your customers.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Porn, weed and fireworks
    did provide some constructive feedback to the National Museum (it conspicuously omits Parramatta, one of Australia’s most important historical places), and I suggested the NFSA play more of its precious footage to visitors (they have since pointed me to their excellent YouTube channel ). Last weekend I was privileged to contribute to the Human Brochure – a world first initiative by Australian Capital Tourism to promote the nation’s capital city, Canberra. When I told my friends that I was going down to Canberra for the weekend, they invariably asked: “Why.?”
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] The classroom option you should not ignore
    My point is, under the right circumstances, video can provide effective instruction. I’m sure you know the feeling. You’re sitting in a classroom watching a presentation – which started late to allow the “stragglers” to show up – when about 10 minutes in it dawns on you… What am I doing here? Either you’re already familiar with what’s being presented, or it’s so straight-forward it didn’t require 30 or 60 minutes of your time. It’s such a waste of time – both for you and for the presenter. And you know what?
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
    [Providers] The future of MOOCs
    Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. And isn’t content sourced from some of the world’s best providers a giant leap in that direction? Universities will finally accept they are service providers. One way to do that is to leverage MOOCs for content delivery and provide value-added instruction (discussion, Q&A, worked examples, role plays etc) to local students – who of course will pay a premium for the privilege. Content providers will charge for assessment.
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013
    [Providers] The moot point of MOOCs
    also think the business model will become sustainable, as soon as the providers adopt a freemium model. The only people who seem to care are the MOOC providers themselves (naturally), the proponents of formal learning, and the ever-present killjoys. To the MOOC providers I say: Adopt the freemium model already! Some people are head-over-heels in love with MOOCs. Or perhaps more accurately, the idea of MOOCs. They believe the new paradigm will democratise – and even revolutionise – education. happen to stand somewhere in the middle. just don’t buy it.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Providers] Reflections on Harold Jarche’s solid posting, “Less is more”
    From DSC: In the corporate world, my thought is to provide the training as to where and how employees can get/stay in the know — especially by encouraging the use and ownership of blogs, social media, and developing/leveraging their personal learning networks.  But also to provide the infrastructure and tools — the plumbing if you will — to allow for people to quickly connect with each other and to easily share information with each other (i.e. Less is more — from Harold Jarche. Donald Clark. to develop their own learning ecosystems).
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Providers] Study shows how classroom design affects student learning
    How can we provide a learning environment that’s more under the students’ control? i.e. How can we provide — using the same exact learning space — “volume knobs” for students’ auditory and visual channels? Study shows how classroom design affects student learning — from fastcodesign.com by Kyle VanHemert. new study shows how color, lighting, and other classroom design choices can have a huge impact on student progress. The difference between the best- and worst-designed classrooms covered in the study?
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013
    [Providers] 7th graders publish their own textbook [Vincent]
    Also see: Readz launches to provide publishers DIY solution to optimize content for tablets – from betakit.com by Humayun Khan. 7th graders publish their own textbook — from learninginhand.com by Tony Vincent. outstanding free books for your iPad – from educatorstechnology.com. Excerpt: Below is a list of some excellent books for your iPad. have curated this list over  the last couple of months and I kept adding to it every time I stumble upon a resource somewhere online.I Check out these books I selected for you. All of them are free and require iBooks. Enjoy.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
    [Providers] Balancing task and people
    I’m working with a client who is providing their employees who need to work across country boundaries with some training on how to best design and deliver an online meeting. As we’ve worked through some of the nuances, I found myself sketching this and thought I’d share it as a way of thinking about blending different communication options and digital supports. The “+” means ADD and the “~ ” means ONLY (I doubt it means that, but couldn’t think of another symbol to represent!). Performance Support Social Learning
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Providers] Canada’s learning technologies are HOT!
    It’s an elegant way to provide end user training. Most of what I see around learning and technology (especially as it relates to Canada) is focused on MOOCs (for lots of news and commentary, Stephen Downes is a must read). But, there seems to be less coverage on learning technologies or products/services focused on the corporate markets. Maybe it’s a bit more fragmented as a market. I’m not an analyst, so these are simply my observations. Here are some interesting new companies in the learning/technology industry and kind of chuffed that they are Canadian!
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013
    [Providers] The nature of e-learning in Australia
    Buzzword or not, MOOCs provide an unprecedented opportunity to source high-quality content from some of the world’s most respected institutions. This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. They say necessity is the mother of invention, and so in 1951 the  School of the Air  was launched to educate children dispersed across the outback. From Kalgoorlie in the west to the aptly named Longreach in the east, school students in remote communities received their instruction over the radio. Learning analytics. Mobile apps.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2013
    [Providers] LMS Free Training - New Administrator Welcome Webinar: January 24th, 2PM EDT
    This FREE course provides an overview of the Latitude Learning LMS and its administrative features. Latitude Learning announces our next Free Training Webinar , designed to welcome new LMS administrators to the Latitude Learning LMS. Make plans to attend.January 24th - 2:00PM Eastern Time
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] Learning 2012: the 30 Under Thirty experience
    Anyone at the conference – provided they were over 30 – could turn up to do some speed mentoring with us under-30s. When I attended Learning 2012 last month, I was lucky enough to be there as part of 30 Under Thirty : a group of 30 ‘future leaders’ in learning and development. Although 30 is a fairly arbitrary cut-off age, I think the concept is a good one. thought I’d share some of the 30 Under Thirty experience, as well as what I got from it. What was the 30 Under Thirty experience? See more official photos from the conference at [link].
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
    [Providers] Changes in language learning for busy adults
    This could provide a simple and accurate way to convey your language abilities – something which may well be far more useful for employers than a traditional language qualification. I’ve been learning foreign languages since primary school. started with an after-school French club, added German and Spanish at GCSE and A-Level, studied French and Spanish at university and last year took up Greek. What’s What’s perhaps unusual these days is that all my language learning has been done through traditional methods. Aside Principles of language learning.
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Get on the road this September 11th
    Without being actively in the fray, we miss the opportunity, the serendipity, and the providence that can make work purposeful, profitable, and interesting. One summer day, when I was a kid, my childhood neighbor Tim ran through a plate glass door. He required thousands of stitches and lengthy recoup time. Though he mended, none of us was the same. The summers following his recovery were different from those before, now knowing firsthand one action can change existence. This was most noticeable in the middle of the road. . Glued to the sideline, we were often apart from one another.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012
    [Providers] Mobile learning with HTML5
    They also provide an opportunity for content to be more interactive and media rich through the use of short videos and gaming techniques. Rob Caul is CEO of Kallidus the UK’s leading provider of learning and talent management solutions. Mobile technology is changing the way people work and learn. We only need to look at industries such as media and advertising to see the disruptive capabilities of ever more powerful mobile technology. Mobile advertising, for example, already has a reach that TV can only dream about - the handset has become indispensable. billion by 2015.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] Become a top learning company in 2013
    The Towards Maturity Benchmarking process provides a personalised report to help L&D professionals to not only compare their implementation approaches and results with the top performers, but also track their developments over time. Organisations that completed the benchmark study in 2012 were provided with a free personalised benchmark report (valued at £300) in August or September last year outlining strengths and weaknesses compared with the 500 organisations who took part in 2011. Chapter 6 in the 2012-13 benchmark report below provides comparison data for 2012.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] Perspectives on Learning Technologies
    quarter of the organisations surveyed are now developing mobile apps for learning - an increase from 20% in 2010 - with 30% of organisations encouraging individuals to use their own devices to access learning opportunities and 31% providing learners with mobile devices. Towards Maturity’s latest – its sixth – annual learning technology Benchmark Study reveals that the top companies, in terms of corporate learning, are achieving substantial additional benefits through deploying technology in learning. This article was supplied by Bob Little.
  • DEVELOPER ON DUTY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] New Custom Mobile Content and Important Information for Our Users Regarding the Update
    Once the project is upgraded to the new mobile style, you will be able to continue working on your project and it will include the new features and benefits provided with this upgrade. . For those of you currently doing mobile development, we have some exciting changes coming on November 26th. new version of the mobile styles will become available! This will fix several issues, but the most exciting thing about this upgrade is the ability you will now have to create custom content for your mobile courses! This new feature is not limited to the custom content page either. Release Notes
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] Learning Technologies eXchanges 2013
    eXchanges will provide a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with speakers from the conference. The eXchange provides an opportunity for L&D practitioners who are visiting the show to directly meet the conference speakers to exchange practical ideas and experiences around themes being discussed in the conference. Book now for a place on eXchanges, a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with the speakers at this year’s Learning Technology event. Make a note to join the Tweet-up at 12.45 each day - open to all! So, what is the eXchange?
  • DEVELOPER ON DUTY  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012
    [Providers] Full Screen Video and Image Quiz Question Enhancements
    Instructions are provided to the learner once the video goes full screen.  . The quiz feature provides three question types that allow the inclusion of images. The next time you include either a video page or a quiz question that includes images, you will notice some new features.  . Full Screen Video. The Text and Video page, Video page and the new Streaming Video page have been updated to include the ability to display the video full screen. An icon has been added to the bottom right corner of each video. Image Zoom in Quiz Questions. eLearning Strategy
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Apples and pears? Deploying apps and responsive design within a mobile architecture
    When they do return - and the app is already updated - it provides a sense of immediacy and responsiveness that really is the ‘best of both worlds’ The fact that it works off-line as well is a crucial point. Mobile can provide that speed – with appropriate tools, workflow and services in place – but you also need a flexibile capability to manage complex knowledge environments. The results of the recently released 2012 Towards Maturity Benchmark Survey show an even further increase towards apps and mobile. However, we think this is a false dichotomy.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Crowdsourcing solutions to common business challenges at Online Educa Berlin
    The programme provided plenty of opportunities to share ideas and hear new perspectives but we also wanted to provide a unique opportunity for delegates to get together in an un-conference format and help themselves as well. Each group was provided with a question to research within the room. In the ‘Business EDUCA Opening Conversation’ at Online EDUCA BERLIN 2012, delegates shared their common challenges where they hoped to find fresh insights from attending Business EDUCA. How did it work? The themes chosen by participants were: 1. These were then refined.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Providers] LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems
    Established players continue to try to keep up, as new vendors provide very easy to use systems which make learning as easy as going to Khan's Academy or browsing YouTube. Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. And this market grew at over 14% last year, despite the global recession. billion by 2013.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll
    Dayforce’s support of paycards is not surprising, given that its parent Ceridian is one of the larger provider of support for the “bank-less” workforce. Ceridian offers paycards for its own employee -- and many put part of their salary on paycards to provide cash (and track spending) of their college-attending children. It currently provides human capital and payroll management solutions for 130,000 customers in 52 countries (supporting a total of 25 million employees.) But let’s not forget Core HR. While glitz sells (and yes, there is some here!),
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update
    But the cloud has the potential to provide even greater benefits than eliminating the mess of on-premise software. With cloud systems becomes more possible because these systems are very easy to buy (no capital investment) and vendors can provide integration tools directly. We just completed another HR TechnologyConference and the attendance set records. While I didn't have a chance to see everything, I had a chance to meet with quite a few vendors and see many products and tools in the market. Let me share just a few findings and some hot topics of interest. applications.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index
    Many solution providers are now focused on this market, so expect many more such tools to become available. This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. In this blog post I'd like to explain it in a little detail. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. Marketing: Meet Recruiting. Businesses spend more than $3,000 per hire on recruitment , and often 20 times this on senior positions. So anything which helps "attract" candidates to your company has huge value.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] Workday drops the Other Shoe(s): BigData Analytics, Recruiting, and Extensible Objects
    To date, companies had to lash together relational databases, hire other smaller companies, or look to IBM, EMC, or other big service providers for this offering. Platforms like LinkedIn have become "the source" of candidates, and most recruiting teams now want their systems to manage advertising, the candidate experience, provide mobile recruiting tools and video interviews, and have extensive functionality to streamline the entire candidate sourcing and marketing process. To get a good understanding of BigData, read our new market brief.). Workday BigData Analytics.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Upgrade your ERP or Switch to SaaS?
    Ascertain if the new functionalities provided replace any customizations and evaluate how that “swap-over” would work. Swapping out an ERP is probably the scariest thought on earth to an IT director. But at the recent Workday Rising, there were a large number of ERP users seriously thinking about such a switch. talked to several: and let’s look at the pros and cons as they reviewed the challenges and risks. recall the wisdom of a comment from Tracy Jones, at the time the IT manager at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M.:
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
    [Providers] CornerstoneOnDemand Strong Quarter: Growing Share in LMS Market
    Cornerstone's recruiting product lets the company position itself as a full talent software provider. CornerstoneOnDemand just announced strong Q3 numbers: 78% increase in year-to-year bookings and 54% increase in year-to-year revenue, bringing the company to near $120 Million in revenue by the end of this year. There are a few dynamics taking place here. CornerstoneOnDemand is currently the fastest-growing LMS vendor, reinforcing its business as a talent management systems vendor. Cornerstone is winning in the LMS market, driving growth in talent management.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] De-Siloing Social Software
    To date, many initial social endeavors from software providers have included a Facebook-like page through which employees can recognize, comment, or share with each other, either bolted on to another application or stand-alone, the latter requiring an annoying extra sign-on by the user. Now, however, providers are scrambling to provide value by creating enterprise social software that can drive business results throughout the organization. Human beings are social by nature. It can – if it is intrinsic in the way that they actually work. McKinsey&Company.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Going for a Global Reach
    And how might these questions influence your choice of a software application provider? The “reach” of a provider with its talent management solutions is informative if you are seeking solutions across geographies. You need to know where the providers you may choose do business – not only what countries their product supports, but where they actively sell. •Providers with 20 percent or more of their 2012 revenues from Asia/Pacific include Oracle (again across all ERP product lines), SAP, and SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012
    [Providers] The 2013 Talent Management Systems Market: Explosive Growth and Change
    It does not include providers of content or data services. The recruiting software market has exploded with new players, despite the continued dominance of Taleo (Oracle), Kenexa (IBM), Lumesse, and LinkedIn (which is actually not a talent management software provider but actually replaces the need for many other tools). We see the emergence of many new critical tools here: companies that provide candidate searching, advertisement management, Facebook and LinkedIn integration, candidate relationship management, and what we call "Google of People."
  • EJ4  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Company Holiday Party Etiquette: Keeping the Cocktails in Check
    Provide a shuttle/taxi/car service – Provide transportation for your employees to and or from the event. ‘Tis the season to get drunk at the company holiday party, fa la la la la la la la la. It’s not the end result we have in mind when we plan these company events, but inevitably that’s what happens. Anytime you get a group of people together and give them food and drink it happens. Holiday parties are created with the thought of giving back to the employees and making them feel special around the holiday season. The company tries to do something nice. ve planned company events.
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