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  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2009
    [Providers] User Control
    Allowing user control provides self-directed learning and allows users to determine their learning needs and what is relevant to their needs, all of which are important concepts in adult learning theory. I am a big advocate for user control. In my opinion, there are too many e-learning courses that do not allow users to navigate through the content as they wish or need. Lack Lack of user control is contrary to many principles of adult learning theory. I am a realist, and there are always people who skip straight to the test/assessment. ISD e-Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2009
    [Providers] How We Can Use Video in e-Learning
    Here are a few ways you can use video in your courses: Vignettes of experts providing advice/tips as it relates to the course's content. Video can be a great compliment to e-learning courses. will usually place the video in a box in the corner with a play button. Once the user reads the content they can then "hear from as expert." FYI: I want the video to add to the content, not overshadow it. Narration - a talking head can narrate each page. Personally, I am not a big fan of this. It just annoys me and I end up turning the sound off. User control is very important in e-learning.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008
    [Providers] Video Studio Design - Equipment is on its Way
    This will be a very small studio a nd the above should provide very sufficient lighting. If you have not been following prior posts, I am building a small video studio. It will be used for creating videos that will be incorporated into e-learning (WBT) courses and for online, stand-alone, instructional videos. The equipment has been ordered, and here's what we will be using: 2 Kino Flo Diva fluorescent lights (each has 2 tubes a nd include a dimmer). Lamp with reflector (hair light) that will hold a 30 watt GE Reveal True Color flood. 10' x 12' gray, muslin backdrop. video e-Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2009
    [Providers] Adobe Flash on TV
    For now I am going to assume a content developer's kit (CDK) will be provided by Adobe and the TV remote will act in the same manner as a Flash enabled phone's key pad, recognizing key presses, etc. It has been announced that Flash will be available on TVs! This news from Broadcom and Adobe certainly caught my attention. This is not only a great opportunity for Adobe Flash, but opens up many, many opportunities for Flash developers and hopefully e-learning designers. This will now place rich Internet applications (RIA) on TVs, using Flash Lite Player 3. your TV. And
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008
    [Providers] What if iPhone and Blackberry Supported Flash Lite?
    The e-Learning Guild did provide the following links regarding the possibility of Flash Lite on iPhones: [link] [link]. I was looking over the e-Learning Guild's  360 report on mobile learning, released several months back. What really jumped out for me was the survey regarding targeted devices. Granted the results are anecdotal and not from a scientific survey, but none the less it does reflect answers from 240 m-learning designers from numerous regions around the world. Let's just hope sooner than later. Adobe Flash Lite flashlite m-Learning iphone
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008
    [Providers] Building a Studio for Instructional Videos on a Tight Budget
    For now here are the first resources I found about setting up an inexpensive video studio: Setting up a low budget video studio for professional results   - This site provides some helpful, inexpensive tricks to setting up a studio. Also provides diagrams (example below). More and more I have been using video in my e-learning courses. These are not high level productions, but they have been effective, bite-size pieces of instruction that add value to my courses. Very Very recently I have been asked to expand our use of online videos. So, what is an e-learning designer to do?
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] Has Anyone Seen My SMEs?
    This will provide some reference to what they may expect in a course. Provide detailed instructions for reviewing drafts. also provide a checklist. Also request SMEs to provide names of anyone else familiar with the subject well enough to provide useful feedback. This will be helpful in connecting you to the people that will provide evaluation data. When working with subject matter experts (SME), you must keep them involved and engaged in every step of the e-learning process. Here are some tips to accomplish this goal.  needs analysis is very important. Reality
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
    [Providers] Working With IT
    When you share the details of the project and its goals, they can more effectively prioritize their tasks, find solutions or alternative approaches, recognize the impact on your organization and/or customer, and provide insight not recognized by the project's core team. It seems universal for e-learning staff - working with IT is a challenge. It certainly has been for me at the organizations I have worked. do want to note that my current IT department has very talented and supportive staff. Engage IT Staff - Do not try to just delegate tasks to IT. IT ISD e-Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010
    [Providers] Looking for THE SCORM Resource?
    Yesterday I attended a SCORM webinar provided by Advance Distributed Learning (ADL). They also provide a test suite. If you do not know the ADL, they are a part of the U.S. Department of Defense and are the producers of SCORM. At the conclusion of the webinar they gave a tour of some of the available resources on their site. These include SCORM documentation , past webinar slides , and content examples , including the files from a Flash example. which you will find listed as "Plug-In Technologies Content Example." FYI: All of the above are free to download.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
    [Providers] Google App Inventor - Make Apps/m-Learning
    Here is a video Google provides showing the development of a very simple app. Google also provides descriptions of examples that have been developed. Google is releasing App Inventor for Android. You can find it listed at Google Labs and can learn more about it at  [link]. There is obvious potential for m-learning, including  quizzes , educational games, mini-courses, informal learning. really the sky is the limit. If development is as easy as they claim, then we can focus even more on design and are not as limited by the complexity of app development. Tools m-Learning Google
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [Providers] A Few Practical Tips on Storyboarding
    Keeping them on the wall is also a constant reminder of the project, keeping you looking at it, and will call out to your coworkers to take a look and provide feedback. When I peruse my blog stats it always amazes me that my storyboarding posts are some of the most visited and my storyboard template has been downloaded far more than expected. guess the practical things are the most valuable. Since there is such interest in storyboarding I thought I would follow-up and offer a few more practical tips on creating and using storyboards. Determine who you are making storyboards for. Thanks!
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Providers] Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question
    They provided just enough to make us dangerous with HTML, Flash, Photoshop and Authorware. Flash: Yes, Flash is still very much alive and well in e-learning and because it is so embedded in our industry and there is nothing at this time that can provide the rich interactive elements that it provides, I do not see it being "dead" in our field anytime soon. The fact is HTML5 is not there yet and if it ever does get there it will probably be more than 5 years before it is at the level of quality and ease of development that Flash currently provides. Second Life).
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
    [Providers] DevLearn's DemoFest Webinar
    LearnNuggets ) provides some great tips and tricks during his portion of the webinar (Mission: Turfgrass). Over at the eLearning Guild they posted the recorded  DemoFest 2010 Highlights Webinar. was lucky enough to attend the webinar last week and it was great to see the winners show off their work and learn about the design and development of these great courses. FYI: If you are an Articulate user, Kevin Thorn (a.k.a. Head over to the eLearning Guild and check out the  DemoFest 2010 Highlights Webinar. Learning Courses ISD e-Learning e-Learning Guild
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2010
    [Providers] e-Learning and Games in Healthcare
    Flashkit game tutorials - They not only have a good collection of game tutorials, but also provide the source files which help immensely in dissecting and learning the ActionScript. After six years in banking, I have recently returned to the healthcare industry. Thankfully, e-learning is prevalent in healthcare and very receptive to the use of games. Games are a fantastic way to challenge learners and keep them engaged and interacting with the content at hand. Like many in e-learning, I am responsible for both design and development along with playing the role of graphic artist too.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Flash on Your Google TV
    They even have a page regarding designing websites for TV that provides some guidance on designing Flash for Google TV. I have talked in the past about Adobe Flash coming to TV and the potential impact on e-Learning ( Adobe Flash on TV and Adobe Flash on TV - Update ). Now Google has announced Google TV and it WILL have Flash (Flash Player 10.1). The SDK is expected in several months and Google TV devices will go on sale this fall according to their FAQs. Google flash e-Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010
    [Providers] Characters
    Naive, struggling learner and/or jovial coworker - This character can occur along side a "straight man" and provides not just opportunities for humor, but chances to clarify and reinforce concepts as we correct their misconceptions. For example, I once used the ghost of Alexander Graham Bell to provide  instruction on the new phone system. I like to use characters in courses because they can personalize a course and lend themselves to creating a more informal tone and an easy means of adding humor. Here are some ways I like to use characters in e-learning.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Providers] Frankenstein Course Development
    Articulate - Presenter and Quizmaker are providing the assessment and an ease of packaging it as a  SCORM compliant course. I am currently creating a course and as usual it involves numerous development tools. This course consists of using three main tools. Here they are and why I am using them. Adobe Flash - My favorite tool of choice. like its flexibility in making the interactive assets I need for the course and not being constrained by prepackaged interactives that come with many e-learning development tools. In this case I am making the course itself in Flash.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010
    [Providers] Sign-offs for e-Learning Courses
    Either way, I find that a sign-off provides confidence for me and my team that the course meets the approval and needs of the stakeholder, the content is accurate, and that we have a commitment from the stakeholders/SMEs for future reviews. That the design and content for the course provides accurate information and complies with the organization's current policies and procedures. When creating e-learning courses I ask stakeholders to sign-off on the final product. This This is only after the review process is complete. Very Here is what I include in a typical sign-off form.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2010
    [Providers] Voice Over in e-Learning, Sometimes
    Provide a mute button for those that find the voice-over to be just a distraction (again, make text available). However, make sure both text and narration provide the same instruction, but not exact word for word. September's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits Blog is regarding use of voice-over in e-learning. The question addresses numerous topics regarding the use of audio. So, I thought I would contribute my two cents. First off, most of the courses I have created do not have narration. So, when have I used narration in e-learning? Do practice runs.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2010
    [Providers] Reflecting on My 2010 Blog Posts and Happy New Year
    Hopefully it provided a dose of prevention. Over at the Learning Circuits' Big Question it is time once again to reflect on the past year. So, I took a look at my most popular posts during 2010. FYI: I used eLearningLearning to identify my "Best of" posts according to social indicators. Here are the top 10 posts written in 2010: My e-Learning Don’ts A Few Practical Tips on Storyboarding Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June’s Big Question Looking for THE SCORM Resource? Learning and Games in Healthcare Keeping Up - April’s Big Question What is HTML 5? Blogging Misc.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [Providers] May's Big Question
    HTML5 development tools will not provide the ease of creating rich Internet applications. Learning Circuits' Big Question for May is "So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015?" Five years is not very far into future, but in terms of technology things can change immensely in that amount of time. Just think of how learning technology has changed in the past five years. Off the top of my head here are a few things I think we will be offering in 2015. The cloud has also grown, but I see in five years much more robust development tools on the cloud. on the cloud.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2010
    [Providers] What I Would Like to Say About HTML5 and Flash
    The video below provides information on Dreamweaver and HTML5 along with an opinion on the "HTML5 and Flash" issue. There has been plenty of buzz about HTML5 and it being a "Flash killer." I think HTML5 has great potential and will be a welcomed improvement to the web, but it is still in its infancy and does not show any signs of being able to compete with Flash anytime time soon. think some of the confusion comes from the fact that it currently has the ability of embedding video and audio, which makes it a viable alternative regarding those commonly used features. Will that change?
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Needs Analysis - Help an eLearning Brother Out
    This provides me with a solid start to identifying the training needs. So, if you can provide any insight on the following, it will be greatly appreciated. Have you provided training on Windows 7 or Office 2010? My next big venture is training for an upgrade to Windows 7 and Office 2010. have good grasp of my audience, how they use their software, and access to the new OS and Office 2010. have also casually talked to a few people who use Windows 7 and Office 2010 and they shared valuable information about their transition and what they found easy and what was challenging.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010
    [Providers] My e-Learning Don'ts
    Providing feedback is a chance to correct misconceptions, reinforce learning,  etc. Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. They are not in any particular order. Don't: Turn off navigation until a screen's audio is done. Not only do most people read quicker than narration and may choose to move on, it is just plain wrong to deny learners user control. Force navigation. Didn't I mention user control  earlier?
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010
    [Providers] Are You Playing e-Learning/LMS Help-desk?
    Provide clear information on the LMS, Intranet, course announcements of whom to contact if assistance is needed. Also provide links to help pages and job aids. Provide instructions to managers on how they can access their own reports and/or staff transcripts themselves if your LMS accommodates that ability. Hopefully, these will relieve the influx of calls and also provide quicker resolutions for anyone taking your courses. My organization is just finishing up its compliance period and I have gotten my share of calls and e-mails from staff regarding their courses.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: My Big Question Response - Predictions for My.
    have already begun providing training for our external customers, including developing educational games and software demos. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Wednesday, February 9, 2011. My Big Question Response - Predictions for My 2011 #LCBQ. recently posted my 2011 predictions , but they are general predictions for e-learning and technology. So, here is my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question , which asks to be more focused on our challenges, plans and predictions. not on the LMS. Loading.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Signs of Being in e-Learning Hell #eLearningHell
    To prove it they provided sample SCORM 2004 content which they offered as a diagnostic tool to demonstrate how sequencing totally worked in their LMS. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Sunday, February 20, 2011. Signs of Being in e-Learning Hell #eLearningHell. Signs you are in e-learning hell (as a designer/developer): The Help Desk calls and tells you they are receiving too many calls regarding your course and the _ (pop-up blocker, Flash Player and/or LMS sign-on). Yes, this actually happened.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: A Priest, A Rabbi and an Instructional Designer.
    make it a point to inform stakeholders of the process involved, provide a timeline and project management form that helps give them an idea of when deliverables occur and what their roles and responsibilities are in the process. job aids, guides, manuals) until you can provide a course. Learning labs - not necessarily a classroom training, but as a facilitator (maybe bring in the SMEs too) have an informal introduction to the subject, or if it is systems training provide a chance to use the system and experiment with what it will/can do. eLearning Cyclops. Pages. About Me.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: The Other Stakeholder Wants It Now Too #LCBQ
    are good in many cases to provide ongoing support for the courses audience. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Sunday, April 24, 2011. The Other Stakeholder Wants It Now Too #LCBQ. recently posted my response to the Learning Circuits Big Question (LCBQ). It occurred to me there is another stakeholder who may also demand, "I want it now." They probably have a more legitimate reason for making this demand simply because they are the people that actually use the knowledge and/or skills the training teaches.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: An On-Demand Scenario #LCBQ
    Get a blog on the Intranet where I can provide ongoing support, additional learning materials, tips and tricks and a place for staff to share their knowledge of using the new system. Posting a blog as you go with design and development can provide a place for the background and the "why," important pieces that are missing for the associates when things are implemented quickly. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, May 16, 2011. An On-Demand Scenario #LCBQ. Wish me luck. Posted by.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: One More Thing to Add - Big Question #LCBQ
    If you read my last post you may remember I am currently in a situation where training must be provided on very short notice and I listed how I am attempting to get this done. on the LMS and/or intranet - again providing direct links. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, May 23, 2011. One More Thing to Add - Big Question #LCBQ. Before the month of May ends I want to add one more thing to my response to the May Big Question -#LCBQ. Announce the course, job aids, blog etc. Posted by. Loading.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Making It Over The Wall #LCBQ
    Social media provides access to an immense amount of informal learning and direct access to experts outside the organization walls. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, June 13, 2011. Making It Over The Wall #LCBQ. Over at the Learning Circuits Blog the Big Question is "How do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning?" So, here are some practical tips and advice on how to break down the organizational walls. Coach staff on their job development. Posted by. Jeff Goldman. Loading.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Introducing Right Click Rick
    By also having a strong social media presence, I hope to provide as much ease of access as possible for anyone wanting to learn a few new computer tips and tricks. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Tuesday, August 23, 2011. Introducing Right Click Rick. caption id="attachment_3136" align="alignleft" width="96" caption="RightClickRick.com"] [/caption] For quite a while I have been teaching a computer basics class in addition to developing online courses. am happy to announce Right Click Ricks blog.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1
    My intention is to share how I go about putting a course together and to provide the support materials used to design the course. good place start is to first provide an overview of the course and lessons learned as described in my DemoFest submission below. have also provided direct links to the learning programs social learning elements. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Sunday, November 13, 2011. Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1. Thank you everyone who attended DemoFest.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course � Part 2.
    also was provided a second work PC with Windows 7 and Office 2010 loaded on it. am providing a link so you may see a copy of the course design plan (CDP). eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course – Part 2 #DevLearn. In my last post I gave an overview of my DemoFest course, Intro to Office 2010. would like to delve into the analysis and design of the course. always circle back to my stakeholders and share the CDP with them. Posted by.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course � Part 3.
    This provided greater ease of animating the characters, creating the navigation, which is non-linear and not as simple as adding next and back buttons of which it has none. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Sunday, January 22, 2012. Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course – Part 3 (Development) #DevLearn. Of the questions asked of me during DemoFest, I think most were regarding development tools. So here are the development tools I used for this project. an Outlook ribbon). Thats it. Dont believe me?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Providers] SuccessFactors Unfurls its Sails at SuccessConnect
    She also stated that they believe their solution for the management side of recruiting can now go toe-to-toe with any of the ATS providers out there (we will evaluate this in our Fall research on the ATS market). My thanks to Stu Agtsteribbe, our Director of Solution Provider Services, for his assistance with this article With a 100+ day head start over their arch rivals at Oracle-Taleo, it was with great interest that our team spent the past few days with the SuccessFactors/SAP team at their user’s conference event in San Francisco. And why shouldn’t he be happy?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Providers] Bersin Launches New Recognition Research: A Hidden Secret To Talent Management
    PS, I would like to thank Stacia Garr, our Principal Analyst in talent management, for this amazing work and all the value it will provide to our clients. I'm excited to announce that this week we launched our Employee Recognition research , a program we started early last year. As I'm sure you know, organizations around the world are suffering from low levels of employee engagement for many reasons. The unemployment rate is high, people are working harder than ever, and employees are overwhelmed with too much information and technology at work. The Employee Recognition Industry.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Providers] Will Low-Cost, Online Universities Transform Corporate Learning?
    they provide can't be accessed elsewhere, but because the content comes. It will be fascinating to watch as top universities (and others as well) try to figure out how to provide such certificates without undercutting their brand names or their premium. or inexpensive online course provided by Stanford, one that fills one of. It will be fascinating to watch as top universities (and others as well) try to figure out how to provide such certificates without undercutting their brand names or their premium tuitions. We are already well aware of the number of. Prices.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Providers] Brandon’s App of the Week – Courtside for iPad
    The app provides “tags” that you can use to search for images associated with something specific. Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! This week’s app is “ Courtside for iPad ”, an elegant Dribbble iPad client app for browsing through the designer shots and reading through the comments on each post.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Providers] How Our Team Produced a Music Video to Build Skills and Give Back
    The temporary homeless shelter serves families in Indianapolis by providing them the ways and means to lift themselves out of homelessness. BLP Employees Create an Original Song and Music Video to Support Dayspring Center in Indianapolis. Click here to view the embedded video. We are never at loss for creative energy at BLP. Even in the midst of client projects and marketing efforts, our talented staff finds ways to pursue artistic endeavors and build their skills in new and exciting ways. ” It’s about making the choice to love and give back, even when it isn’t easy.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
    [Providers] Brandon's App of the Week – Pocket
    There are other apps out there like Instapaper that provide similar services, however with it’s recent redesign, Pocket (formerly “Read it Later”) has absolutely raised the bar in design and functionality. Extending the value of Pocket, many of the most popular Apps for content consumption like FlipBoard, Zite, Twitter, and more provide methods for saving your content directly into your Pocket account. Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Brandon's App of the Week – Art Authority for iPad
    In addition to giving you with a virtual museum to explore, the app also provides other clever features to help you get the most out of your experience. Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. Whether it is an app to make you more productive, teach you something, or simply entertain you, we hope that you’ll enjoy learning about them! The app is incredibly robust, featuring art from over 2,000 museums from across the globe. Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
    [Providers] Brandon's App of the Week – SayHi Translate
    When you tap one of the supported languages and speak it, it automatically translates the text of what you said into the message window, and then speaks your phrase out loud and provides the text of the translation as well. In addition to providing a handy way for you to quickly communicate with someone that doesn’t speak your language, you can also use this app to practice your fluency and pronunciation with a foreign language you are trying to learn. It may sound complicated, but it really isn’t. SayHi Translate – [.99 99 ] (Universal App). and will be $2.99
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Providers] Brandon’s App of the Week – AppStart for iPad
    ” elements that a new user might be interested in, and then give a list of the top apps that provide that type of functionality. With AppStart for iPad, you can just tap on the “Newsstand To Go” button and you’re provided with a list of options that the AppAdvice editors have ranked. Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week. The app’s approach is to break down the various “How do I do this?” Got an app you want featured?
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
    [Providers] Lectora eLearning Software Sponsors mLearnCon by News Editor
    Lectora will bring its mobile learning expertise and experience to provide attendees the best eLearning tools for their mobile learning needs. Lectora® eLearning software will sponsor mLearnCon Mobile Learning Conference & Expo June 19 – 21 in San Jose, CA. This premier event focuses on mLearning management strategy, technology alternatives, and design and development options. Instructional Design Learning Systems (LMS/LCMS) Mobile Learning
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2012
    [Providers] Friday Spotlight > Veterinary Exam Room Communication
    These hospitals are staffed by more than 2,600 fully qualified, dedicated, and compassionate doctors who provide the very best in general and specialty veterinary care. VCA Animal Hospitals operates over 580 small animal hospitals in 41 states and Canada. In a national survey of VCA doctors, 87 percent identified “improving exam room communication” as the skill with the greatest impact on their job performance. To help doctors grow in this area, VCA partnered with Enspire Learning in 2011 to create the Communication Works: Happy Doctors, Loyal Clients, Healthy Pets program.
  • ASSETS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Providers] Use First-Person Perspective To Involve the Learner
    Below, I provide two sample scenarios. Art here, ready to give Lesson Three. If you look at the following images, you might wonder how the heck you can use them: The shot of Lisa from behind her chair seems really random, right? And a hand cutout doesn’t seem particularly useful when shown alone, right? Actually, using images like these enable you to immerse the learner in the role of the character. Let me explain. Samples of first person perspective. In the first scenario, the character is a customer service representative who must learn how to handle customer complaints.
  • ASSETS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Providers] Use Facial Expressions To Tell Stories
    Focusing on expressions: Full-body images are the best for building an elearning asset library because they provide the most flexibility for use. Below, I provide an example of how I did this in PowerPoint. Hello there! Ready for lesson 4? You know, it amazes me how humans can instantly process facial expressions and body language. Take a look at these images below and think about the message each conveys to you: We see surprise, frustration, confusion, and thoughtfulness. However, a full-body layout is not always the best perspective for your scenario. Exercise 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Providers] Flying under the Radar SilkRoad raises $35M in Round C
    For small and mid-sized companies an integrated HRMS provides huge value. Most of these companies are relying on their payroll provider for their HRMS, so implementing an end-to-end HRMS and talent management suite provides huge benefits. With all of the spotlight grabbing actions created by this year’s M&A activity, it can be very easy to forget that there are other solution providers out there that have excellent offerings in corporate talent management (SilkRoad, PeopleFluent, SumTotal, Halogen Software, ADP, and many others). Fig 1: SilkRoad RedCarpet.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Providers] SAP Means Business
    They have come from all over the world with their questions about all the functional areas and the vertical applications that SAP provides. so I am compiling the list of HCM-related questions I hope SAP provides satisfactory answers for. Subtitle: What our members would like me to learn from SAP's Sapphire conference! There are thousands of attendees at this joint Sapphire and ASUG (American SAP Users Group) meeting here in Orlando. But I suspect our Bersin members aren't too interested in the state of supply chain software (correct me if I am wrong!) All of it? Parts?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Providers] CornerstoneOnDemand Continues Growth: Update from 2012 User Conference
    Along those lines, earlier this year Cornerstone acquires Sonar6, a small innovative, New Zealand-based provider of SMB (small business) talent management software. Right now the company is in the middle of an upgrade of its application architecture to create an independent metadata layer and provide "web parts" which plug directly into Sharepoint. Given the huge market share of Sharepoint in businesses, this is going to provide tremendous value to many companies. This week CornerstoneOnDemand held its annual user conference in sunny southern California. Summary.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Providers] Jobs2web Prepares to Take the Next Step in Recruiting Analytics
    However, like every provider I know of in the talent management software space, the solution is that of aggregate reporting rather than predictive statistics or forecasting. I spent yesterday at the jobs2web conference, a recent acquisition of Successfactors, which is a recent acquisition of SAP. They are a recruiting marketing software firm – they make it their job to make recruiting on the web as easy as possible. had a chance to visit with John Greene (Client Services Director) and Phil Schrader (Analytics Manager) about their analytics functionality.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Providers] HR in the Cloud: Upping the Talent Management Ante
    Sapphire, the SAP annual event for its customers and partners, provided the debut of SuccessFactors as a SAP company. In a newly created division called Cloud Computing, Lars Dalgaard, founder and CEO of SuccessFactors, is now the king of the cloud, overseeing a team of 5000 employees devoted to executing SAP’s cloud strategy. Update from Lars on the SuccessFactors’ end of the business: there are3500 customers with 15.6 million unique users, making it 15 times the size in user count of other cloud companies. Developments announced? There were plenty.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Providers] SuccessFactors Unwraps Turbo-Charged HR Analytics Solution
    Using much of the original technology in Infohrm, the system provides a wide range of reporting and data comparisons, including workforce planning and scenario building. wont try to detail it here, but it's the type of "value add" we all need from our solution providers. The HR analytics market has gotten white hot. With all the HR and talent management software out there, companies are now starting to invest very heavily in their HR analytics strategies. For more on this topic, read about our BigData in HR research.). And I mean very hard.) Three Systems in One.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Providers] ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution
    While its offerings may appear complex, they are all based on providing end-to-end HR services to small companies, mid-sized business, and global corporations. Our initial look at the system shows that it is already competitive with many of the talent management providers (offering goal management, development planning, talent reviews and comparisons, performance reviews, succession management, replacement planning, compensation analysis and comparisons, learning paths and informal learning). Cloud-Based End-to-End Talent Management Providers. Background on ADP.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Providers] Leadership: Science or Art? Is Inspiration Possible?
    Leaders need to provide that inspiration, that supportive stimulation that drives their teams to creativity, innovation, and mission-related action. We at Bersin & Associates devote a lot of time and attention to leadership. Recently we were treated to a day-long event on leading ( not managing -- "leading") presented by members of Impact Achievement Group from Redmond, Washington. One thing I liked was their tag line "Leadership training that sticks!). Our team leaders for the event were also authors of a book called "People Leave Managers.Not Organizations."
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Providers] Bersin Launches New Recognition Research: A Hidden Secret To Talent Management
    PS, I would like to thank Stacia Garr, our Principal Analyst in talent management, for this amazing work and all the value it will provide to our clients. I'm excited to announce that this week we launched our Employee Recognition research , a program we started early last year. As I'm sure you know, organizations around the world are suffering from low levels of employee engagement for many reasons. The unemployment rate is high, people are working harder than ever, and employees are overwhelmed with too much information and technology at work. The Employee Recognition Industry.
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] Step 1.02 Identify the Area of Need
    Then, tactically, use this framework: To create a sense of presence, use virtual worlds; To easily access diverse, “real-world” communities, use virtual worlds; To increase user engagement, use games; To provide access to labs and props, use stand-alone sims or sims in virtual worlds; To increase depth of knowledge, use educational simulations or environments, either stand-alone or in virtual worlds. Once there is an understanding of the importance of sims , identify where to build them. teaching leadership or stewardship.) Are there sponsors and underwriters?
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2010
    [Providers] Step 1.05: Assign the Early Roles
    They then provide a constant voice of the customer throughout the development process. What are the Skill Sets Necessary to Create a Serious Game? In this step, assign three roles. Title: Client Manager/ Sales Person/ Client Requirements Description of Responsibilities: The client manager is the de facto lead of a sim project. They are the people who identify and secure the project to begin with. They may or may not be involved directly in the content creation process. The lead designer can be thought of as, in movie-making parlance, the director of the simulation.
  • CLARK ALDRICH  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Providers] What I look for when I judge Serious Games
    The creation of this simulation often requires novel and multi-layer visualizations and interfaces (although where computer games provide useful models, they should be adopted). The “coach” avatar can be used to create a connection with the user by kicking off levels and concepts, providing debriefings, and giving tips and encouragement. The games can be synchronous, or the game can provide artifacts (such as screen shots of solutions, awards, or scores) that a student can share in a community. When I judge sims and other serious games, this is for what I am looking.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Providers] Join the trend - take part in Towards Maturity 2012 Benchmark Study
    The Towards Maturity Benchmark study provides a unique opportunity for organisations to review their current approach to learning, compare their progress with peers and to use this information to take action to improve performance. TAKE PART IN THE 2012 BENCHMARK STUDY TODAY BY CLICKING HERE. Benchmark research company, Towards Maturity launches its Benchmark Study, the largest benchmark study of its type in Europe. Participants among European, US, Middle East and Asia Pacific companies also increased.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Providers] The do's and don't's of winning awards!
    Preparing the award provides a great opportunity to reflect on lessons learned and the journey so far. have probably judged over 50 different awards (and read literally hundreds of submissions) in the last 10 years and in the interest of your success and the sanity of me and my fellow judge’s sanity , I thought it would be useful to provide some do’s and don’t to help you make the most of your experience. Award season is upon us again. It is an opportunity to put off our typical British reticence and shout about what we’ve actually achieved!
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
    [Providers] UL Acquires EduNeering from Kaplan
    – April 9, 2012 – UL, a world leader in advancing safety , has acquired EduNeering , the leading provider of compliance and training solutions for the life and health sciences sector, from Kaplan Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services. It looks like EduNeering, the leader in compliance-based learning has been acquired by UL, a global independent safety science company offering expertise across five key strategic businesses: Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services. NORTHBROOK, Ill.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2012
    [Providers] Gamification Blog Book Tour, Week Three Stops and Week Two Recap
    He provided a balanced and well described critique of the book. Next Karl Grieb of the ASTD Philadelphia eLearning SIG provides a description of the content of the book. The panel included myself, Jason Brozena of Caronet which is a hosting company that provides data center services to organizations, including numerous game companies. TODAY”S BLOG STOP: May 4: UL EduNeering Online Compliance Training Blog. The blog book tour has been a lot of fun, with interesting comments and exciting dialogues and some in-person stops. May 1: Jeanette Brooks Word of Mouth blog.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Providers] Gamification Blog Book Tour: Week Five Stops and Week Four Recap
    Larry Hiner at drlarryhiner talked about the Intersection of games, learning, and organizational psychology providing an interesting and thought provoking perspective. As always, he provided great graphics and visual insights. TODAY’S BLOG BOOK TOUR STOP:May 17: Slight alternation in the schedule. Today’s stop is Gamification Happenings. It is the Pinterest page for the book and all things gamification. Also, today would be a good day to revisit some of the great posts of this week. Stop by and see the post at Designing Digitally about the book. Check out.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Providers] SAP Means Business
    They have come from all over the world with their questions about all the functional areas and the vertical applications that SAP provides. so I am compiling the list of HCM-related questions I hope SAP provides satisfactory answers for. Subtitle: What our members would like me to learn from SAP's Sapphire conference! There are thousands of attendees at this joint Sapphire and ASUG (American SAP Users Group) meeting here in Orlando. But I suspect our Bersin members aren't too interested in the state of supply chain software (correct me if I am wrong!) All of it? Parts?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Providers] Jobs2web Prepares to Take the Next Step in Recruiting Analytics
    However, like every provider I know of in the talent management software space, the solution is that of aggregate reporting rather than predictive statistics or forecasting. I spent yesterday at the jobs2web conference, a recent acquisition of Successfactors, which is a recent acquisition of SAP. They are a recruiting marketing software firm – they make it their job to make recruiting on the web as easy as possible. had a chance to visit with John Greene (Client Services Director) and Phil Schrader (Analytics Manager) about their analytics functionality.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 2012
    [Providers] HR in the Cloud: Upping the Talent Management Ante
    Sapphire, the SAP annual event for its customers and partners, provided the debut of SuccessFactors as a SAP company. In a newly created division called Cloud Computing, Lars Dalgaard, founder and CEO of SuccessFactors, is now the king of the cloud, overseeing a team of 5000 employees devoted to executing SAP’s cloud strategy. Update from Lars on the SuccessFactors’ end of the business: there are3500 customers with 15.6 million unique users, making it 15 times the size in user count of other cloud companies. Developments announced? There were plenty.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Providers] SuccessFactors Unwraps Turbo-Charged HR Analytics Solution
    Using much of the original technology in Infohrm, the system provides a wide range of reporting and data comparisons, including workforce planning and scenario building. wont try to detail it here, but it's the type of "value add" we all need from our solution providers. The HR analytics market has gotten white hot. With all the HR and talent management software out there, companies are now starting to invest very heavily in their HR analytics strategies. For more on this topic, read about our BigData in HR research.). And I mean very hard.) Three Systems in One.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  TUESDAY, MAY 22, 2012
    [Providers] Why Articulate Storyline Is My Go-To Authoring Tool
    Nothing surprising there, but Story View provides some unique authoring functions that make development easier. The illustrated/photographic characters provided with the product are a great start, but I hope Articulate also exposes this functionality so third-party developers can provide additional content options later. ” Together, these two features provide a user-friendly coding interface that doesn’t require any programming skills. Summary: With Storyline, you get the simplicity you want with the flexibility and power you need. This post is my answer.
  • PERFORMANCE PUNCTUATED  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Providers] What CEOs Want (and it’s not what you think)
    recently saw a wonderful presentation by ROI guru Jack Phillips at the Training 2011 conference that provided data to support that assumption. Once we understand what business does value, we can take steps to provide it. By Rich Mesch. Way back in April of 2010, I wrote this post  about talking learning to business, where I basically posited that business doesn’t value learning, it values performance. The bad news? Businesses really don’t value learning. The good news? See, businesses don’t value learning any more than the driver of a car values gasoline. So what’s the net-net?
  • PERFORMANCE PUNCTUATED  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
    [Providers] Please Join Us at mLearnCon in San Jose!
    So when we look at how our audience performs, we need to ask not what can we teach people on a mobile device, but rather how can we use mobile devices to provide information to help them perform better. How mobile content can drive performance by contextualizing learning and providing learners with the information they need right now. by Rich Mesch. Please join Reni Gorman and I at mLearnCon 2011 in San Jose, CA from June 20-23. Reni and I will be speaking on June 21; our topic is “Mobile Learning is SO 10 Minutes Ago… Mobile Performance is NOW!” Sound crazy? Sure it does.
  • PERFORMANCE PUNCTUATED  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
    [Providers] Living La Vida da Vinci: Part 4 – Connections
    Doing my research and finding the associations between devices and programming provided the key to a repeatable and efficient mobile solution. Simple Steps to Help you Think Like a Genius by Michael Crosson. Inspired by the bestselling book “How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci” by Michael J. “ When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.”   -   John Muir (1838 –1914) – Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States.
  • PERFORMANCE PUNCTUATED  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
    [Providers] Toward a Learning Agile Organization
    Technology provides us with so many ways to move toward learning agility. Technologies provide the forums we need to be able to share knowledge and access learning at the point of need. Learning agile organizations understand this need, and provide a new model for developing and delivering learning to their employees, using all of the technologies available to them. by Kiersten Yocum, M.Ed. t an organizational level, agility is the ability to grow, change, or innovate at or above the speed of one’s own market. Anything less cannot be considered agility.    - Timothy R.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Providers] What is the L&D industry is looking for in a learning management system?
    We don’t all have the same dreams One of the criticisms often launched at solution providers to the L&D industry is that the learning management systems they create try to be all things to all people. In our recent LMSwishList survey , just 2 in 10 L&D experts scored their system 70% or more when asked to provide an overall satisfaction rating for the LMS they used today. What is the dream learning platform? Key desired features will differ in each sector but all agree that it must be cloud-based! Automated email notifications 2. Managing e-learning 3.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Providers] How does communication effect global talent mobility?
    This can then be matched to where vacancies might occur, address which areas suffer from a scarcity of talent and provide solutions to job roles that tend to be difficult to fill across the board. This article has been contributed by Armin Hopp, the Founder and President of dp (digital publishing), the provider of the award-winning online corporate language training Speexx , which offers practical business courses in five languages. With increased demand for languages, organisations that embrace new technologies in their learning will see the greatest results. link] 2.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2011
    [Providers] The effectiveness of learning – Back to Basics
    How many of us (you) feel sufficiently motivated to learn more about our profession; to provide more effective learning interventions?  So, to provide a portion of framework as this series of Learning Effectiveness unfolds, I will occasionally refer to some well established models that extend back over a number of years and discuss their applicability (or otherwise) in today’s just-in-time world of rich media and thirst for instant digital gratification. In short that means: Being expert at performance analysis. Focussing on human performance outcomes.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Professionalising L&D in Australia
    There is no doubt that the learning professional is only as effective as their credibility within their organisation and that the spectrum for their possible influence within that organisation is huge: ranging from “peripheral” to “game changing” There is also no doubt that some form of self-regulation has been found, in other domains of practice such as knowledge management, project management and most recently, executive coaching, to provide a means of building and enhancing that credibility through quality assurance and continued professional development.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Linking with Performance & Learning
    The problem seems to lie with our current definition of learning – the solutions provided today cater to the 20% of learning that occurs formally – in classrooms and workshops and elearning. Peter’s passion is in enabling people to be highly engaged and productive in their work by providing learning and support at the moment of need. Session Overview. When business managers want improved business outcomes, do they reach for the phone and call the Learning Department first? Session Lead. Peter Davis the Senior Knowledge Manager for Westpac’s Retail Banking Business.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2012
    [Providers] FAQ’s
    Session facilitators will provide a framework for discussion and guide the discussion. We can either provide you access to add content directly or send your content in a word document to unconference@knowledgeworking.com . Participants FAQs. What are the design principles of the UnConference ? We are pleased to announce the 1st Learning Café UnCon-ference – a gathering of experienced learning and develop-ment professionals who will collaborate and discuss trends and predict what the near future holds for learning in Australia. Reasonable Costs for Participation.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
    [Providers] Serious Games for Serious Learning ?
    Learning Cuppa from the UK I recently had the pleasure of attending an eLearning Innovation Seminar organised by digital learning company Intelligo and PIXELearning – a world-leading provider of immersive learning simulations and ‘serious games’. Session Overview. Serious Games and Business Simulations are now considered as an effective and engaging means to deliver learning. Serious Games have been successful in primary and secondary school education (e.g  www.mathletics.com.au ) and to some extent in healthcare education. Will the L&D community take it seriously ? Session Lead.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012
    [Providers] When Software Companies Put People First
    Its products are delivered primarily to organizations based in the United States and Canada and designed to deliver the functionality businesses need to manage the complete employment life cycle from recruitment to retirement (It provides U.S. Ultimate supports HR/payroll/ talent management for both smaller and upper mid-market companies; its UltiPro Workplace provides HR, payroll, and talent management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution for businesses with 200-999 employees; UltiPro Enterprise provides the same functions for global businesses with 1,000 or more employees.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012
    [Providers] Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market
    Moodlerooms is a solution provider that hosts Moodle. provides consultation service and training for organizations interested. years, as more corporations started using Moodle as an enterprise LMS, not surprisingly a Moodle services market sprang up which today includes several solution providers – like Moodlerooms and NetSpot. Like Moodlerooms (which BTW is based in Maryland), NetSpot provides services like hosting, support. Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is. ” Blackboard also says it. enterprise. Can you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Providers] NorthgateArinso Coins "BPaaS" to Position Its Solutions
    For Workday HRIS customers, NGA is a channel partner that provides multi-country payroll, servicing companies that need a wider payroll scope than Workday’s indigenous support for US, Canadian, and UK payrolls. I know you will forgive me a literary allusion, as I was struck by a thought in NorthgateArinso’s well-organized analyst briefing in Boston last week. The allusion is to Pirandello’s play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” – a play in which the characters are seeking a playwright to create a theme to bind them together. “BPaaS.”
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Mobile first -- there's an App for HR?
    " This doesn't sound like a mantra from a talent management provider, does it? Generally, talent management software follows a path from product development on a computer, and then later, interfaces are created to provide access via various mobile devices, porting the application to one platform at a time (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPad, etc.). In fact, almost all of the SaaS-based talent management solutions providers have announced cell phone-based mobile interfaces to these products, surpassing the clunkiness of browser-based web site access.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
    [Providers] Blowout Quarter at LinkedIn: Now the Talent Acquisition Machine (+Slideshare)
    Other companies that have gone down this path include SHL , the global assessment provider. Another amazing quarter from LinkedIn: revenues of $188.5 Million, up 101%, with the "hiring solutions" business now driving $102.6 Million or 54% of company revenue. LinkedIn's revenues in the corporate recruiting market are now larger than Taleo, SuccessFactors, Kenexa, and nearly every other software company which sells recruiting solutions. Let me highlight some of the major changes taking place in LinkedIn's corporate recruiting business. BigData.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Providers] NorthgateArinso Coins "BPaaS" to Position Its Solutions
    For Workday HRIS customers, NGA is a channel partner that provides multi-country payroll, servicing companies that need a wider payroll scope than Workday’s indigenous support for US, Canadian, and UK payrolls. I know you will forgive me a literary allusion, as I was struck by a thought in NorthgateArinso’s well-organized analyst briefing in Boston last week. The allusion is to Pirandello’s play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” – a play in which the characters are seeking a playwright to create a theme to bind them together. “BPaaS.”
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Mobile first -- there's an App for HR?
    " This doesn't sound like a mantra from a talent management provider, does it? Generally, talent management software follows a path from product development on a computer, and then later, interfaces are created to provide access via various mobile devices, porting the application to one platform at a time (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, iPad, etc.). In fact, almost all of the SaaS-based talent management solutions providers have announced cell phone-based mobile interfaces to these products, surpassing the clunkiness of browser-based web site access.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Providers] Recharging
    Unlike our electronic devices, which seem to thrive quietly in the dark just taking in the energy needed to be powered up for the day ahead, we need people to provide that electric spark that allows us to kick it into high gear. Every night, I plug in all of my electronic contraptions so that they can be freshly charged and ready to go for the undoubtedly busy day ahead. only wish charging my own batteries was that simple. Not so. More than one speaker over the course of the conference emphasized the need to put our electronic devices aside and engage more deeply with one another.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012
    [Providers] The Elusiveness of Applied Knowledge
    But what if… These models are well-researched and provide terrific guidance, but I wonder if we may be looking at this all wrong. More frequently than I care to admit, I run across studies that show that we do not effectively apply the knowledge we have demonstrably learned. That’s a big challenge for those of us that teach stuff for a living. The evidence that we don’t apply learning. Based on a written in-basket exercise, participants were found to have earned only 32% of the possible performance points across eight items. See sources.). See sources for details.).
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012
    [Providers] Blogging 101
    Readers have been generous enough to send me links to additional materials and to provide comments that have pushed my thinking in new directions. This is my 101 st post to the Learning Journal blog. milestone of sorts. started blogging as an experiment in web 2.0 technology, and now see my blog posts as something of a professional calling card. But above all, blogging has been a tremendous learning activity for me. One exciting aspect about posting some of my ruminations online is that I have received feedback and responses from all over the world. Thank you for commenting! Forster.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
    [Providers] Is badging the needed paradigm shift in evaluation?
    One of the most frustrating things about annual competency reviews is that competencies are defined at such a high level that different evaluators provide completely conflicting ratings. When it comes to demonstrating the effectiveness of our learning strategies, is badging the answer? The current paradigm. In corporate learning, we often talk about ways to evaluate the effectiveness of training. There are so many problems with the methods we have traditionally used to measure these outcomes that we too often can’t find the time or support to effectively measure them.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Providers] From Theory to Practice
    As one of the largest professional organizations for training and development practitioners, ASTD provides a lot of useful content and inspiring conferences for our field. Today, I am a guest-blogger on ASTD’s Higher Education community of practice blog, and I invite you to mosey over there to engage in a conversation about how we make adult learning theory practical. Here’s the link to my post, From Theory to Practice. You don’t have to be a professor to comment – I’d love to hear from formal and informal students of adult learning as well. More to come!
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
    [Providers] Friday Spotlight > 2012 Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
    , Enspire’s Houndstooth media arm provides design and high end media production for Enspire Learning products and custom services.  HT also explores creative projects outside the learning space in Austin and beyond. All this creativity finds its way back into Enspire work… a virtuous cycle. Every year, writer/director Richard Linklater ‘s Austin Film Society honors outstanding Texans who’ve made a significant contribution to film and entertainment, and non-Texans who have advanced the Texas entertainment industry.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
    [Providers] Revisiting Learning Styles
    For K-12 classroom applications, learning styles were really about providing multiple methods of learning for everyone in the class. ” I really wish he provided a citation for the idea that thinking about learning styles helps teachers improve their teaching though; I’d like to know whether that’s just his opinion or something with data to support it. As part of David Kelly’s Learning Styles Awareness Day , I’m revisiting the idea of learning styles. admit that when I was taught learning styles in my education program, I didn’t question it.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2012
    [Providers] MindLeaders joins Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme to encourage customers to benchmark
    London, April 25 2012 – MindLeaders, a leading provider of elearning technologies and blended learning solutions has joined Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme to encourage its global customer base to benchmark and share good practice. It is free to take part in and provides its participants with personalised benchmark reports to help improve the impact of learning technologies in their organisations. About MindLeaders MindLeaders is a global provider of learning technologies. record 600 organisations participated in the 2011 research.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2011
    [Providers] Learning Lessons from “A Christmas Story”
    Provide your learners with something meaningful for their efforts, but remember not everyone likes the same thing (that lamp was deemed “the ugliest lamp I have ever seen in my entire life!” ” by Mother), so try to provide more personalized options. OK, I admit it, I’m one of those people that watches A Christmas Story annually and can quote dialogue from the movie. It’s legendary in my house, in spite of the fact my English husband doesn’t get it (but then again, he watched Benny Hill and I don’t get that). Just for Fun
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Providers] A “T” shaped professional development plan
    Leave space for Serendipity… I like to just find things that are interesting, and of course working freelance means that each new client and industry I engage with provides me with new learning opportunities, so that keeps me on my toes. I think 2012 could be an interesting year for my pro-d. I’ts almost like that “T” shaped skills from IDEO. The concept isn’t terribly new , but I think it’s useful, for me anyway. You have deep expertise in your core competency (the vertical bar), but complement it with adjacent skills (the horizontal bar).
  • ECONTENT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Providers] Earth Hour 60+ Minute Bike Ride
    will work with Earth Hour to provide a forum where you may make your commitment, and also provide link(s) to information about your lake or river. It's neat when your professional and personal life collide in unexpected but fantastic ways. Today was one of those rare occasions when because of my work leading collaboration efforts for a major Fortune 100 company, I met Andy Ridley who is Executive Director of Earth Hour. Attending the meeting were other Yammer customer from around the world.  The ride will focus on the beautiful and precious resource, Lake Superior.
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