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  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2008
    [Providers] Mobile Mania and the Business Impact
    While both speakers were excellent, Robin highlighted a trend that really struck a chord with me: Technology providers are primarily targeting the consumer market, not the enterprise market. I attended an informative presentation today called Mobile Mania and the Business Impact presented by Robin Simpson , Research Director at Gartner , and Matt Brennan, Enterprise BDM for Emerging Technologies at Apple. Even when the enterprise market is targeted, it appears to be a secondary, subsequent concern. Take Apple for example. So what does it mean for the corporate sector?
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Providers] Andy Whitaker "Matching Learning Paths w/Performance Using Tin Can" #ATDTK
    With Tin Can, we talk about an Activity Provider and an LRS (Learning Record Store). These are my live blogged notes from Andy Whitaker''s concurrent session here at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Andy Whitaker, Consultant, Rustici Software @tincandy How can we implement Tin Can (xAPI -- "experience API") in our organizations to get real benefit? Matching learning to performance with Tin Can Most "learning activity" is tracked in orgs in an LMS using SCORM. It''s a cobbling together of reports. Andy attended TK 2015." Why is this?
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010
    [Providers] Conferences Go Paperless -- How Learning, Remembering, and On-the-Job Application Suffer
    Unfortunately, two of the conference decisions (1) not to provide participants with paper handouts (2) not to allow electronic handouts to include sufficient pages to provide images of the slides that are shown may have hurt learning results. Participants were provided with realistic learning-design decisions to make before topics were introduced. Examples of real-world e-learning courses were provided to again link realistic context cues to the learning points. For me, this meant that more than 85% of my slides were NOT provided to my learners. think so.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Providers] Speaking a CSTD Conference
    Role of Games and Simulations in Learning –where I will provide insights into the research that impacts games and simulations. This will be an interactive session…I’ll ask attendees what they think and then provide the research to see if their opinions were correct or if they need adjustment. This week I am visiting Canada to speak at the Canadian Society of Training and Development (CSTD) Conference. I am doing two sessions and a book signing: 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm. 11:45 am – 1:00 pm. Virtual Immersive Environments. Learning Outcomes: 1.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Providers] Selling to Techies and Visionaries
    When selling to visionaries, let them know that it provides an advantage to themselves and their organization. Show them how the the new learning technology will provide a competitive advantage over others. This posting relates to my posting Technology Adoption Continuum: Types of Adopters. Read that posting first or this one may not make sense. The techies and the visionaries are early adopters of new technologies (like virtual worlds) within organizations. Stress the newness of the technology and the innovative uses of the new learning technology.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009
    [Providers] Survey Says.
    Your participation will help the field and provide some much needed update to the original article. I am teaming with Robyn A. When the article is published we will be certain to provide the link here and at other places! One article that I wrote seems to get more attention than any other, it is called How Long Does it Take? Estimation Methods for Developing E-Learning and while the formulas and ideas in the article are up-to-date (written in 2003), one section really needs to be updated. That is the section on Industry Standards. Here is a link to the survey.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Adopting Social Media in Your Organization? A Few Considerations
    Providing up-front assistance and training is essential for the majority of employees to adopt. Start with “seeded” wikis which provide basic information onto which others can being to add links, images and other contributes. Here are few things to consider if you want to help your organization adopt social media tools for learning. Cultural influences in terms of sharing and open information is more important than the technology. An atmosphere of sharing is required for Social Media to be adopted. small group will adopt irregardless of training. Prepare to scale quickly. Web 2.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2007
    [Providers] Contrasting Different Learning Expectations
    Content is provided in a formal context with introductions, carefully parsed lessons and all encompassing summaries. Many e-learning courses are as long as four hours, require the learner to progress screen-by-screen and provide little interactivity. If, while playing a video game, the player waits for instructions or information, he or she will fail. Decisive action must be taken immediately. The gamer generation has learned this and expects speed in answers and learning. They seek rather than wait for information. Books are divided into sections, chapters and sub-chapters.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
    [Providers] Blog Book Tour: Week Two Happenings
    Day Six: 09/17/07 - Enspire Learning's Corporate Blog This entry was great because it provided an opportunity to play a simulation. He provided over 18 pages of comments that really fueled alot of the ideas and insights into the book. If you haven't seen the postings on the blog book tour for this week, you need to check them out. hope you took advantage of that offer. Day Seven: 09/18/07 -Mark Oehlert's e-clippings(Learning as Art). Mark's stop was week 2, stop 2 a high pressure stop. Mark gave some insights into his review of the book before it was even published. Thanks Mark.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] Fall Reading List
    If you want learning related books, check out: From Analysis to Evaluation provides some great tools and ready-made worksheets. The E-Learning Handbook provides a comprehensive look at the e-learning industry, past, present and tips for the future. Here are some books that I think would be good to read in front of a fireplace on those cool fall days. The Starfish book talks about the value of decentralized organizations and how they grow and can prosper where centralized organizations have trouble. love the balance of the book. Good to have in your library.
  • THERE IS NO CHALK  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
    [Providers] An Inventive Way To Bring Familes Closer
    After checking this out, this is a great service for parents, kids, and children's book authors everywhere.Parent company Ripple provides a wonderful demonstration of their service once you fill out their information form. Normally I tackle adult-oriented education and performance improvement on this blog. Not so this time: A friend of mine told me about Ripple Reader. The gist is essentially.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013
    [Providers] How Praxair Grooms Tech Talent for Business Roles
    For instance, he observed that while Praxair’s global pool of engineers provided a wellspring of technical talent, their lack of business and financial acumen helped to lessen their direct personal accountabilities for business results. • Provide insight into management’s business challenges. These interactions provide information and an opportunity for negotiation based on the desires and strategy of each team. The company’s executives used learning simulations to sharpen the business acumen in technical talent and identify untapped managerial potential.
  • YARDSTICK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Providers] Creating Quizzes that Support Learning
    ELearning provides an excellent platform for encouraging learners to engage in active recall. Recommended: Provide feedback. However, when you provide feedback that includes the correct answer, you are making sure that they can study the correct answer. It takes a lot of work to convince learners that rereading their notes is an inefficient way of studying. As an educator, I have talked with students who are confused after they spend hours studying and still didn’t perform well on the test. So what is the problem with rereading? You are a passive participant. 2011).
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Providers] a little understanding
    Hospital work, he observed, was mainly custodial. “If being in a hospital bed made a difference,” he said, “it was mostly the difference produced by warmth, shelter, and food, and attentive, friendly care, and the matchless skill of the nurses in providing these things. Tweet Here are some of the things I learned via Twitter this past week. QUOTES: Indian PM “Knowledge combined with creativity and productivity has the potential to impact the social economic nature of a nation&# – via @stevedineen. think that’s the most difficult part of reclaiming ephemeral media.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Providers] EY Reports – Higher Education in India
    Privatization: create special frameworks and conducive state policies, PPP arrangements, tax concessions for infrastructure providers, relaxation of Foreign Direct Investment restrictions to encourage foreign capital, legislative improvements for enablement, efficient governance and transparency. Technology: promote development and free delivery of quality tested localized educational content; improve infrastructure & IT systems; help create communities of practice (!); and provide a way to tap expert internal knowledge through indigenous eJournals. students to a teacher.
  • HAPYAK  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
    [Providers] Getting Started with Interactive Video – 5 Successful Tips
    Data from specific viewers can provide these insights as well as ways to improve your videos and engage users in new ways. You’ll find that once your colleagues have provided their feedback it will help determine new and better places to add interactions. We hear all the time from folks who want to cash in on the value of interactive videos, but don’t know where to start. Here are 5 tips for getting started with interactive Video and how to successfully launch an Interactive Video initiative inside your organization. Start with existing videos. Is it teaching something?
  • E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2010
    [Providers] The elephant in the room
    For many of us, our sense of spirituality provides the context for everything that we do. Religion provides the moral and existential framework within which they live their lives. Does spirituality belong in the workplace? This may sound like a fluffy question, but unless your employees are cyborgs, it’s also a relevant one. Of course we are human, and that means every single one of us brings our personal beliefs, goals, needs and values into the workplace. This poses a challenge for corporations. Yet we are human. We wouldn’t even want to. That’s the point.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2009
    [Providers] Online Education: Better than the Classroom?
    Analysts screened these studies to find those that (a) contrasted an online to a face-to-face condition, (b) measured student learning outcomes, (c) used a rigorous research design, and (d) provided adequate information to calculate an effect size. The practice of providing online quizzes does not seem to be more effective than other tactics such as assigning homework. Of course it seems to come down to the fact that well design e-learning is good sound instruction. As a result of this screening, 51 independent effects were identified that could be subjected to meta-analysis.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008
    [Providers] What Web 2.0 will do for you
    To make best use of their time they will need to become more skilled at metalearning i.e. being more aware of how they learn best and choosing the appopriate learning approach. 3. L&D’s role will be more to facilitate the process of self-managed learning rather than being the monopolistic provider of training courses. 4. Last week at the Trainers & Developers Network , I led a series of activities and discussions about Web 2.0 and its impact on learning. fascinating day. What did we conclude that you could expect to see over the next few years? 1.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
    [Providers] Managing for strengths at TDN
    Nicky has worked on assignments with clients in America, Argentina, Canada, Nigeria and Venezuela, providing her with a strong understanding of global L&D issues and cultural differences. On Friday 5th December you can take a breather from the general negativity that is surrounding us as the economic outlook continues to deteriorate. Whilst on a macro level the picture is gloomy, there’s no reason on the micro level why you and your organisation can’t thrive if managed effectively. Find out how at the Trainers & Developers Network. accountancy e-learning training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008
    [Providers] Recognising strengths
    Hence we diligently asked participants in their introductions to include what their biggest work challenge was, with the intention that we might flex the course or provide coaching to address this. I am convinced that many of the stated challenges were not the real challenges as it was simply too early in the course for most participants to feel comfortable divulging something that exposing. “If I knew then what I know now”, cheesy 80s lyrics courtesy of George Benson, but also the thought that was screaming across my head at the recent TDN event on Positive Psychology.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009
    [Providers] 21st century Learning Management Systems
    Whilst you have to hope that there will be scope to cover both needs, in the short term it looks like there will be a power struggle where LMSs are the battlefield…do the users have the real power? (an internet paradigm), or do the budget holders have the real power? (an unwritten rule of business).  It will be interesting to see how the enterprise level LMS players manage to respond to both needs compared to the more nimble mid tier LMS providers. An interesting day at the eLearning Network on 25 Sept where the focus was Learning Management Systems. learning training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Providers] Pitfalls in mobile learning #1: Intimacy
    As new technologies emerge and then go mainstream, this provides L&D practitioners with new channels through which to connect with learners and enable them to improve performance. However on the way, some organisations will get in badly wrong. Step forward Havering Sixth Form College in Hornchurch. This Essex sixth form college has made into the papers for sending its A-level students “top revision tips” text messages. Click here for the full article. sympathise with the logic of the headmaster who wanted to encourage revision. Clean answers on a postcard please…. legal training
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Mobile Benchmark and Data Visualization
    This aligns nicely with best practices related to mobile learning — tablets should be targeted for more formal experiences and smartphones for more transactional experiences. 2) The Art of Data Visualization is a short video that provides an overview of… well… the art of data visualization. 1) This Adobe publication outlines the current state of mobile. The most surprising bit: “In just three years, tablets have overtaken smartphones in the amount of traffic they drive.” In particular, the Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music is an infographic I hadn’t seen.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Two for Tuesday: Nav Tours and Chunking
    Second, think about how they do this in games and mobile apps — they provide in-app tutorials. 1) Here’s a feature that all learners skip, all designers dislike, and all project stakeholders insist on: the nav tour. We spend 30-60 seconds saying, “Here’s the help button… here’s the resources button… here’s the menu… etc.” ” First, let’s stop doing that. When you first launch an app, you don’t get a prolonged tour of the interface — you start using the app. Click this button.”
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2010
    [Providers] Part 2 - Simplify Blue Ocean & Make Consultants _!
    that also provide all the necessary hospital support (value added), and governments (e.g. “ We do no market research. We don't hire consultants. The only consultants I've ever hired in my 10 years is one firm to analyze Gateway's retail strategy so I would not make some of the same mistakes they made [when launching Apple's retail stores]. But we never hire consultants, per se. Steve Jobs, thanks for making that clearer! We figure out what we want. And I think we’re pretty good at having the right discipline to think through whether a lot of other people are going to want it, too.
  • VIPLAV BAXI MEANDERINGS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 2011
    [Providers] The Travails of Teacher Education
    The PBAS provides a maximum score of 20 for “use of participatory and innovative teaching learning methodologies, updating of subject content, course improvement etc.” providing an ecosystem (and infrastructure) at the institutional (or group) level that encourages innovative practices, the building up of a community of teachers, facilitating their interactions through techniques such as peer coaching, peer conferences, awards and recognition. providing a more rigorous system of assessment and evaluation for teachers at the entry level without acting as a bottleneck.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009
    [Providers] ZaidLearn: My First eBook Joins The +100,000 Hits Club!
    Zaid's eBook provides many links and many valuable perspectives on the worlds of learning that are available on the Web. _JH" - Joseph Hart "Malaysian maven Zaid Ali Alsagoff has filtered his prolific and always valuable output at ZaidLearn down to 69 great nuggets of learning for your e-Reading pleasure. In conjunction with his blog called Zaidlearn, it provides a nice set of resources for the practitioner who is in "knowledge seeker" mode." - Eric A. View eBook - 69 Learning Adventures in 6 Galaxies SERIOUS? That is really cool! have discovered "69 Learning Adventures." instead.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
    [Providers] Planning for scale
    You need to ask yourselves these questions whatever service you provide - whether it's learning & development delivery, software, support etc. Personalised customer service - to allow organisations to provide a personalised service, from a depersonalised workforce, you need to keep your customer information in one place, so that any customer-facing employee can get to it as needed. How easy is it for your organisation to scale its activities up (or down)? As you add new customers, what will be the impact on you? finance systems, server architectures, software language).
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Providers] Being a Development Manager at TechSmith
    also, need to be able to provide context. This weeks DevCorner post comes from David Dooley, one of our development managers. I was excited when Randall and A.J. asked me to write something about being a Development Manager for TechSmith. Since everyone is shaped by their experiences, here's a little of my history. I was about a year and a half out of college and fed up with my job. I was a consultant for a small IT company and I was continuously put in situations where I was over my head. rarely received any help, coaching, or assistance from my boss. It didn't go well. It's not you.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Providers] Harry Levinson 1922-2012
    Regarding Levinson’s notions about performance review , Diamond writes: …he emphasized the human compassion inherent in and necessary for providing subordinates with unambiguous, direct, and honest feedback in performance evaluation. For many managers, motivation and manipulation mean one and the same thing; but employees know the difference. Harry Levinson. We lost one of the giants in the study of organizational learning and performance this week.  Every leader and manager should take heed of Levinson's thought-provoking theories and practice. That article was published in 1994.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012
    [Providers] Credit for the term Learning Conversations
    hope this post provides the explicit acknowledgment Prof. Quite out of the blue this week, I received a comment on one of my posts , from Prof Laurie Thomas (if I've got the LinkedIn link to the wrong person, let me know!). wonder whether you have identified the source of the scientific term "Learning_Conversations". If not let me point you towards our books - "Learning Conversations:- The Self-Organised Learning Way to Personal and Organisational Growth" Published by ROUTLEDGE 1991. Self-Organised Learning:- Foundations of a Conversational Science for Psychology" 1985. Or if you do.
  • LEARNING CONVERSATIONS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2012
    [Providers] Click here for usability advice
    Instead of the "Click here" link, provide a link that is explicit about where the user will go, or what will happen. When you take exams, you're told to carefully read every question, and particularly the rubric at the beginning of the exam, which explains how the exam is going to work. Even then, people don't read the questions properly. When you're working on a screen it's even worse. According to people like Jacob Neilsen , most people really don't read what's in front of them. Instead they scan, picking out individual words and sentences. It's a concept known as "scent". Technology
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
    [Providers] Let’s talk about work
    Provide options for workers to come and go and give them ways to stay connected when they’re not employed. Work today (and tomorrow) requires more creativity and less formulaic intelligence and it also requires less of “us&#. Full-time work has not been the ticket to the good life for several decades : The prolonged period of economic prosperity that Canada has enjoyed resulted in a 72-per-cent increase in economic output between 1975 and 2005, growth that has continued since, it [the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives] noted. The recession has only amplified this trend.
  • DAVE'S WHITEBOARD  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
    [Providers] Minimal training: a plunge into the typing pool
    Carroll provides a great deal of detail; I’ll summarize what seem to me to be the most important points. (This is a continuation of a previous post based on John M. Carroll’s The Nurnberg Funnel ). The main elements in the Minimal Manual test–a task-centric approach to training people in using computer software–were lean documentation, guided exploration, and realistic exercises. So the first document that learners created was a letter. ” This sort of meta-exercise is very common, and I think almost always counterproductive. Into the pool. So what happened?
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Providers] Adobe Product Improvement Program
    This is a new channel for customers to provide feedback to the captivate team. Now, you can help in building a better Captivate by just using it. All you have to do is, Go to Help -> Adobe Product Improvement Program and choose “Yes, Participate&#. The Adobe Product Improvement Program will yield valuable information about how customers use and interact with Captivate.  The program is voluntary and anonymous. Customers who choose to participate agree to share: System information, such as operating system, processor, locale, browser information and memory installed.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
    [Providers] Selection level feedback on multiple choice questions
    A recent post on our facebook page spoke of a need to provide selection level feedback on multiple choice questions using Adobe Captivate- i.e. a different message explaining why each wrong answer is wrong. For example- try the quiz below: While this functionality has been present in Captivate 4 itself, it is a few levels down in the menu. Below is a detailed guide on how you would do this in Captivate 5. Once you’ve created your multiple choice question, double click one of the answer choices-. This brings the ‘properties’ of that answer choice to focus in the PI.
  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Providers] Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans
    Epignosis is committed to providing the highest level of Customer support and to continuously evolve the eFront platform for meeting the most demanding standards of the human capital management and the e-learning industry. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/13/2010 Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans In a step towards an integrated social media strategy, Epignosis has announced that will proceed to 26 successive biweekly exclusive offers just for the fans of the eFront page on facebook.
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Providers] Building internal e-learning skill
    So, you’ve got approval to implement a LMS and provide e-learning courses to the business. Congratulations! What needs to be thought about to build internal e-learning skill? 1. Learning course develpment is multidisciplinary. It requires skill in e-learning instructional design, visual design, e-learning authoring, LMS testing and admininstration and project management. Rarely does a single [.]. Changing practice Development E-Learning development
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Providers] Free e-learning tutorials on iTunes and YouTube
    The podcasts provide learning practitioners with practical tips on a range of e-learning strategies and technologies for organisational learning. The E-Learning Academy team releases free introductory e-learning tutorials through iTunes, YouTube and the E-Learning Academy blog. New podcasts are released every 3-4 weeks. There are four easy ways to locate this e-learning tutorial series: 1. Go direct to [.]. Announcement E-Learning Tutorial Podcast Video About Academy
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2011
    [Providers] The value of explanation videos
    Providing short explanations in video format on your organisation’s intranet or media platform can be a very powerful learning strategy for your organisation, in [.]. Common Craft and other members of the Explainer Network do a wonderful job creating short videos to explain concepts and processes. See Borrowing Money in Plain English as an example of a high production video (animation can be expensive). Design E-Learning design Workplace Learning
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011
    [Providers] Comparison of E-Learning Authoring Tools and Available Training
    Something we want from e-learning providers is a relationship – someone who understands uor business, our needs and strives to value-add. Richard from Openlearn informed me about a recently published comparison of authoring tools, which I am sharing with you now. Thanks Thanks Richard.   E-Learning Uncovered is an organisation whose business focus is to support people to develop skills in e-learning [.]. Authoring tools Development
  • E-LEARNING ACADEMY  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2011
    [Providers] Free E-Learning Tutorial 16: Corporate Workplace Virtual Learning Environment
    Episode 16 e-learning tutorial provides an overview of my doctoral research. In my ‘spare time’ I’m a Doctor or Education candidate at the University of Technology, Sydney. My thesis title is: Examination of virtual learning environments within a corporate context: Design and practice implications. It’s about our experience introducing four asynchronous spaces in a consulting [.]. Changing practice Podcast Research - Corporate VLE Social media Video
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 2013
    [Providers] Bersin and Caterpillar Webinar on High Impact Learning Organizations Now Available On-Demand!
    Mallon commented that, "We have this big sea of content, but the good news is that there are technologies and platforms out there that can provide this sort of value chain so that wherever content is, it can be brought into one place." According to David Mallon at Bersin, high impact learning organizations “can affect their organizations in positive and measurable ways to a degree that distances themselves from everyone else, namely their competitors.” Is your organization high impact? For your convenience, I have compiled many of the great points and key findings in the below blog post.
  • DAWN OF LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011
    [Providers] ‘iPadisms’ from Elliott Masie
    On what tablet applications should provide learners, & what that means for ‘learning designers’: We need to be able to allow our content agility.  We need to be able to have a way that when things change they’re updated almost instantly and the other thing we need to do is to be able to add deeper and deeper context to content. Last month Xyleme had the pleasure of presenting a webinar with none other than elearning luminary Elliott Masie on “iPad, a Game Changer for Blended Learning”. They [the USDOD] want to be more agile.  At the end of the day, you can’t afford not to. 
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Good Thoughts from #lrnchat on Being a Department of One
    While structured as a collaborative discussion on the theory and practice of leading learning, the chat has its own ecology of peers and friends who provide thought-provoking advice, ideas and support. #lrnchat is a weekly Twitter-based discussion among the community of training and elearning professionals. It occurs twice each Thursday, at 11:30-1pm EDT and then again at 8:30-10pm EDT. lrnchat eLearning Solutions Creating eLearning Courses
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] Compliance Training: Tips for Training
    If your company isn’t providing resources for you, but you are serious about seeking personal and professional growth, here are five tips to help you get started Making professional learning and development a priority requires a commitment of time, staff resources and financial investment. Some companies simply don’t have the resources to spare to ensure that their employees have opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge. More than Compliance Training: Tips for Personal Growth When Your Company Won’t Help.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] OpenSesame: eLearning Solutions for Corporations
    You must be able to provide the training they need wherever and whenever they need it. Online learning is crucial for global enterprises and large corporations. Information travels more quickly than ever, meaning your team has to be constantly learning to stay ahead of the competition. They want to develop their skills to work smarter, but you have to give them opportunity. Where can you find solutions that appeal to the diverse, ever-changing needs of your multi-generational team? Enterprise
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Providers] Learning Resolutions: Design Experiences, Not Content
    That’s all fine provided the few months of work leading up to that conversation has been accomplished. Design experiences, not content. We have all heard or experienced a project request that needs to be designed and developed in a period of about two weeks. All too often it’s not, and we’re forced into producing ‘content’ as opposed to a properly designed experience. Right Learning Resolutions
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning – do we know what the heck we are doing? Are we in a rut?
    Many provide the all too familiar complaints such as “ it’s too hard ”, “ I hate group work ”, etc. Trent Batson, executive director of The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning , has just published a thought provoking article in Campus Technology (dated 19 Jan 2011). As a practitioner in the field of eLearning I read Trent’s article with great interest. Many of the points he touched upon really rang true to me. For example, he writes: “ The shift in education is away from learning autonomously to learning collaboratively.” Why do I do this?
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2009
    [Providers] Web 2.0 can knock your socks off!
    Using the photos you provide, it will make a 30 second professional looking slideshow (with fancy transitions) and a soundtrack. I participated in a great online talk yesterday by James Falkofske, Director of Online Learning, St. Cloud Technical College ( here's a link to James' blog ). His talk was titled: Easy Steps for Expanding Desire2Learn with Web 2.0 Tools. In general, I love talks like this. There is always some little gold nugget that I can take away and use. Well, in this particular talk, I took away two: A web application index that catalogs all kinds of examples of Web 2.0
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2008
    [Providers] Audio Feedback on Student Assignments in Online Courses
    Phil and his colleagues investigated the use of the audio commenting tool in Adobe Acrobat Pro to provide audio feedback on student assignments in an online course. I attended the inaugural Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) annual conference earlier this month in Banff, Alberta (this was formerly the Canadian Association of Distance Education conference). It was both a spectacular location and a spectacular conference. On the end-of course survey, the results remained impressive. Feelings of increase involvement (56% of students). Content retention (44% of students).
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [Providers] SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?
    As an analyst, I am often approached for advice by companies - both practitioner and provider. In the span of two weeks five separate companies ranging from a small boutique professional services firm to a couple of the largest and most familiar technology companies around today have essentially asked the same two questions: Do any existing LMS providers integrate with SharePoint - such that my learners can take care of all of their learning transactional needs (e.g., Those providers built on Microsoft's. have talked to several LMS providers about this topic.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [Providers] SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?
    As an analyst, I am often approached for advice by companies - both practitioner and provider. In the span of two weeks five separate companies ranging from a small boutique professional services firm to a couple of the largest and most familiar technology companies around today have essentially asked the same two questions: Do any existing LMS providers integrate with SharePoint - such that my learners can take care of all of their learning transactional needs (e.g., Those providers built on Microsoft's. have talked to several LMS providers about this topic.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [Providers] SharePoint and the LMS - Time to Converge?
    As an analyst, I am often approached for advice by companies - both practitioner and provider. In the span of two weeks five separate companies ranging from a small boutique professional services firm to a couple of the largest and most familiar technology companies around today have essentially asked the same two questions: Do any existing LMS providers integrate with SharePoint - such that my learners can take care of all of their learning transactional needs (e.g., Those providers built on Microsoft's. have talked to several LMS providers about this topic.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
    [Providers] Why not just focus on the project?
    Always Provide Updates. I came across an article recently on Get Buttoned Up which is a blog about learning to “live an organized life not a life of organization.” It is worth a sub to your Google Reader if you are interested in keeping organized. Perhaps their recent posting How do I deal with a Micro-Manager? may be helpful to you if you deal with a “controlling” client or SME…. It starts off with a piece of advice that I love because tells us to focus on what we can control , which is essentially—ourselves. You cannot “fix” a micromanager or force them to change. Then who suffers?
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [Providers] To MOOC Or Not To MOOC? That is the question for the learner…
    In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets , MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). I responded to a recent question on Quora this morning, If a MOOC is offered in both scheduled and self-paced versions, how should students choose between them? What’s the tradeoff for setting aside a dedicated schedule to keep pace with a scheduled MOOC? see  [link] ). It is my opinion that students should choose based on their expectation of learning.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
    [Providers] Launching Your eLearning Initiative Successfully
    Provide them with courses that fulfill these requirements. Industry relevant publications and places where you can share or aggregate your blog posts will provide an additional source of exposure.  Launching a new product or service at any organization can feel like rocket science, one wrong move and BOOM! Don’t let your eLearning initiative go up in flames, plot a course for success among the association stars with these six tips. Match the courses to the learners. If you’ve done your market research you know who your target audience is. Do they need CE credits? Set a goal.
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2010
    [Providers] “This Training Sucks!” The Why and How of Asking for Feedback
    Constructive feedback is factual, impersonal and timely.  In your evaluation instructions, explicitly state what you’re looking for and, since not everyone knows what constructive feedback looks like, define it for them and provide examples of both positive feedback and a constructive critique to help them see how it’s worded. Personally, I rely on my marketing peeps for input since their understanding of communication often provides me with the most actionable feedback.  Training teams are somewhat notorious for their focus on feedback. Step 1: Ask for Meaningful Feedback.
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
    [Providers] Reaching the Reluctant Trainee, Part 1
    If you’ve always assumed that your training audience should be purely motivated by the goals & objectives you provide, I’ll wager that you’ve also come across a few holdouts that resist online training no matter how many goals or objectives you throw at them. Conduct a Focus Group: If you need more specific feedback than a survey can provide, conduct a few focus groups with a cross-segment of trainees. These are the trainees who will not be won over by logical arguments about improved performance or smarter workflows. The Skeptic. Who are they? The Technophobe.
  • LEARNING JOURNAL  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
    [Providers] You are what you eat
    The book provides advice on maintaining creative energy for those of us who need to think and create every day in our jobs. A lot of the advice resonates with me, but at the top of the list is the idea that to maintain creative energy, we really need to stimulate our creative minds. I just finished reading an interesting book, The Accidental Creative , by Todd Henry. Henry says: “You need to be purposeful about including self-directed, thought-provoking and capacity-increasing stimuli into your life on a consistent basis. How ironic! Perhaps I should go to the art museum instead.).
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
    [Providers] Putting Out Fires, Part 2: What's In the Source Files? by Joe Ganci and Jennifer De Vries
    In the first part of this series on picking up someone else’s project, Joe and Jennifer provided a checklist to use before accepting the job. Now they alert you to the things you should look for in the project files, especially when the tool that created them was either Adobe Captivate or Articulate Storyline. This article could save you a lot of work! Design Strategies Development Strategies Project Management
  • ELEARNING 3.0   |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2008
    [Providers] Update: eLearning 3.0 New Twitter Theme
    Take a look, Follow us and provide feedback. Just a quick update. I’ve integrated this great blog theme into the eLearning 3.0 Twitter page ( click here ). Thanks.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2010
    [Providers] Simulations Games Social and Trends
    The recent ASTD numbers provide some additional insight. I received some interesting questions (and you know I love questions) from someone doing eLearning industry market research around trends in simulations, games, social learning. They said they would be fine with me posting my thoughts. I’m sure they’d love to get thoughts from others as there’s likely not enough data around this stuff to be super comfortable making business decisions. Will they grow in need, become obsolete, or remain the same? There’s always a place for truly differentiated and valuable learning experiences.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [Providers] Is Saba Coming Back?
    They work with nearly every content provider. Saba Software, the pioneer of the enterprise LMS business (yes, they really did define this market), seems to be coming back. I had the opportunity to attend the 2014 user conference and things feel different. I've been following Saba for more than 14 years now (I used client/server version - Saba 3.0), and the company has been through a lot. Saba pioneered the enterprise, multi-domain learning management system. They have some of the most complex and difficult large global customers. As with all pioneers, Saba had many challenges.
  • 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  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] The Social Recruiting Tool HotList
    For more details, members can consult our Solution Provider library. Over the last year we have been flooded with calls, emails, and carrier pigeons telling us about hot new startups in the social recruiting space. And this is no surprise: the combination of cloud technology and smart ideas, fueled by venture funding, has created some amazing new companies. In this blog (which I will update regularly), I will keep you up to date on some of the hottest new companies. Candidate Tools: Path.to and Bright : These companies try to mine your social graph and "find jobs" for you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] The Social Recruiting Tool HotList
    For more details, members can consult our Solution Provider library. Over the last year we have been flooded with calls, emails, and carrier pigeons telling us about hot new startups in the social recruiting space. And this is no surprise: the combination of cloud technology and smart ideas, fueled by venture funding, has created some amazing new companies. In this blog (which I will update regularly), I will keep you up to date on some of the hottest new companies. Bookmark this page for regular updates.). Think e-harmony for the job seeker. Kind of the opposite of Path.to and Bright.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] Just the facts, ma’am – about Gen Y
    HR can provide them with a work experience that matches their generational identity, supporting a good fit between these employees and their organization. Gen Yers’, a.k.a. Millennials’ careers are off to a bumpy start. In October, USAToday noted in their article, In Uncertain Times, Millennials Click Back to the '90s that 1 in 8 U.S. Gen Yers over the age of 22 are living at home. Citing the dearth of jobs, many Gen Yers are overeducated and jobless or underemployed. Beavis, Butthead, and Barney are making big comebacks. Excuse me? But what do I know? So who is Gen Y?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [Providers] Executive Engagement in Leadership Development – What’s The Big Deal About The “Big Cheese”?
    During our annual IMPACT conference last week, I shared highlights of this year’s research results on high-impact leadership development and the 21st century leadership trends. As we discussed in our intimate group of 100+ global senior HR/LD/OD/Talent/Business executives, our leadership talent is becoming scarcer and developing global leaders from within is becoming increasingly important. Maintain strong executive engagement; 2. Define tailored leadership competencies; 3. Align with business strategy; 4. Target all levels of leadership; 5. Integrate with talent management; and, 6.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011
    [Providers] Executive Engagement in Leadership Development – What’s The Big Deal About The “Big Cheese”?
    During our annual IMPACT conference last week, I shared highlights of this year’s research results on high-impact leadership development and the 21st century leadership trends. As we discussed in our intimate group of 100+ global senior HR/LD/OD/Talent/Business executives, our leadership talent is becoming scarcer and developing global leaders from within is becoming increasingly important. Maintain strong executive engagement; 2. Define tailored leadership competencies; 3. Align with business strategy; 4. Target all levels of leadership; 5. Integrate with talent management; and, 6.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011
    [Providers] Google goof
    To complete your sign-up for Google Apps, you will need to click on the set-up URL provided in your confirmation email. Google just wasted twenty minutes of my time on a wild goose chase. If you receive a confusing email about “transitioning my account&# like the one that follows, you might want to simply throw it away. Dear Google Apps administrator, Google Apps accounts are undergoing an  improvement , allowing you to give users access to over 60 additional applications from Google. We encourage you to transition your organization’s accounts on your own schedule now. Just Jay
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012
    [Providers] Invigorating Talent Pools: LinkedIn Talent Pipeline Ups The Ante For Candidate Management
    This quarter LinkedIn is launching a recruiting tool called Talent Pipeline that provides a dynamic alternative to the old stagnant pool concept. The result displayed to the recruiter is a richer, more complete and more current view than a standard resume provides. ” With LinkedIn’s Talent Pipeline, the company is providing data dashboards that display information on the health of the pipeline: the number of profiles in the system, the status in terms of levels of engagement with candidates, and internal and external sources. It didn’t work.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
    [Providers] Do Your Questions Differentiate You
    Chances are that the customer views what they are selling as somewhat similar to what the competition is providing. As a matter of fact, the customer probably assumes that both you and your competitors will provide relatively the same thing. Critical thinking gets customers out of their box. During my graduate work in training and development, I had the good fortune of taking a psychology class. Toward the middle of the semester, the professor asked me for a favor. At first, I was somewhat reluctant. So I agreed. Therefore, you are being viewed almost like a commodity. Charles D.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2010
    [Providers] BE a businessperson
    walk-the-talk), and providing reassurance and confidence (I.e., Speak the Language of Business. Jay Cross explains why it is vital for learning and Development to speak so that others in the business particularly executives – will understand. When you plan to pitch a learning and development investment or decision to someone with the power to sign checks, you may be unsure what to say. If so, ask yourself one question; it will help you find the right approach. That question is this: what would Andrew do? Andrew Carnegie was born in 1835 in Dunfermline, Scotland. YOUR SPONSOR.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Providers] Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank
    He provided very specific instructions and guidance, and provided plenty of support. She set up sample questions with answers to provide context and initial categories for the questions. But how do you provide access without violating the spirit of the group? Becky suggested providing temporary access to those who would not normally have access so they can see how the tool is being used without violating the user’s trust. Looking at Capital City Bank from the outside, I wouldn’t have expected to find a great example of social learning inside. learning.
  • DARETOSHARE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2009
    [Providers] Social Learning Model
    Our network provides guidance and support. Below is a simple model for explaining how social learning will help us grow networks.  When we consume information, we can trace back to the people who made the contributions and capture them for our network.  When we contribute information, others will trace back to us and we will get captured into their network. We are in control of our learning. Anyone in our network produces (or contributes) and promotes information (or content). Our network manages the quality of the information (or content). §. §. §. §. Tagged: social learning.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] Microsoft Goes SaaSy and Social With Next Office Release
    Office 365 is an online subscription service that provides email, shared calendars, the ability to create and edit documents online, instant messaging, web conferencing, a public website for your business, and internal team sites—all accessible anywhere from nearly any device. I was going to put a screen shot here—but the easiest way to get a glance at Office 356 is this short video, which illustrates the “lightness” of the new interface – while retaining much of the “feel” users are accustomed to. know I do. Today in San Francisco,Mr.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] Microsoft Goes SaaSy and Social With Next Office Release
    Office 365 is an online subscription service that provides email, shared calendars, the ability to create and edit documents online, instant messaging, web conferencing, a public website for your business, and internal team sites—all accessible anywhere from nearly any device. How many of us spend most of our days in Microsoft Office? know I do. In May, in a visit to Microsoft’s campus with executives from PageUp People, we were able to see prototypes of the new Microsoft Office product. And – dare I say it – it looked pretty cool. Today in San Francisco,Mr.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011
    [Providers] Cloud Power: SAP Acquires SuccessFactors
    The acquisition announcement has several ramifications for users and other SaaS providers alike: SuccessFactors, especially after the acquisition of Plateau and InfoHRM, faces product development, integration, and customer support challenges on many fronts. SAP has spent a decade trying to create a software-as-a-service solution, primarily to attract mid-market companies. Initially they largely failed: Business ByDesign proved too little too late. It was single-tenant in a multi-tenant world, creating an unsustainable cost structure that would have proved unsupportable. Should they?
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Deirdre Reid
    Reid: I think the main issue hasn’t differed from five years ago, and that’s really providing value and being relevant. And I think that’s a bigger challenge to associations to identify, “What are those skills and how can we provide that?” So, that’s a huge change. Like, you’re saying that too, they’re in the education business as well: educating members on industry changing, personal development, providing opportunities for growth. Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. Deirdre, welcome and thank you. Deirdre Reid: Thank you. Reid: Yeah.
  • LEARNING JOURNEYS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2008
    [Providers] Online Events vs. Face-to-Face Events
    Synchronous events provide live, real-time interaction.  This post was spurred by Tony Karrer’s comparison of Online Conferences and In-Person Conferences. Obviously, there are pros and cons to both types of events.  However, in my opinion, online events are heavy in pros, and F2F (face-to-face) are heavy in cons. Courtesy of Seven Springs. Online events are often free or, at the very least, are far less expensive.  They may be synchronous (everyone participating at the same time) or asynchronous (everyone partcipating at different times).  Stop by.). They can be very expensive. 
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Providers] Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
    However, the videodiscs could provide full screen high-resolution (for its time) video, whereas the digital formats, when first introduced, could not be much bigger than postage stamp size on the screen. eLearning delivery has become ubiquitous, but we now find that we can no longer provide exercises where the learner moves the mouse over an area of the screen to pop up information, because mobile phones and tablets generally don’t use mice. ABOUT JOE GANCI (President, eLearningJoe, LLC). Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development.
  • ALEARNING  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
    [Providers] More Than One LMS Option
    posted a question the the ASAE’s LinkedIn Group and got some very helpful responses, and I’ve likewise been holding some long and detailed e-mail discussions with representatives of some LMS providers. LMS providers have designed various systems to meet our various needs. – LMS providers are quickly adapting what they offer to what we need. First, let me say that I don’t endorse any product or service, but that I will pass along suggestions when something sounds like a good fit. Required Reading. Flower of a Different Color. Webinars?
  • BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2010
    [Providers] Driving the Informal with the Formal
    Of course the training we provided had to be created and implemented rapidly and was often done through the use of small chunks. The other part of a complex environment is providing better means of informal learning as all this learning taking place would be quite inefficient if placed in a formal learning platform. One way of accomplishing this is through the use of a three-prong process: 1) capture the Lessons Learned, 2) store it in a social site for easy retrieval, and 3) provide a microblogging tool to help others to learn about recent lessons learned. Wikis.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015
    [Providers] Game-Changing Games
    Dr. Squire inspired me to provide leadership for development teams that created innovative game-based learning for Miller Brewing ( Score Your Pour ) and an extensive curriculum for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The point of their presentation was not to solicit solutions, but they did manage to provide some of their own. I have been exposed to Dr. Kurt Squire’s video games and learning curriculum since 2006, when I was a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin. This was all before the creation of the term “gamification.”. Photo credit: GLS Studios.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] Graduating with Technology
    The proliferation and sheer breadth of accessibility that the Internet offers has in many ways redefined the process of “growing up” — this graphic explores this redefinition and provides insight into not just how we learn stuff, but also what we learn from a young age now that we have computers An interesting infographic on the changes in the classroom because of technology.
  • ECONTENT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2012
    [Providers] Google Analytics on your iPad
    Upon login, I discovered that Google had provided me a gift while I was away skiing through the northern forests. At the end of my vacation ( Nordic Ski Week ), I decided to take a quick look via my iPad at my Google Analytics data. I was curious to learn how many folks had viewed my American Birkebeiner photos , Winter Wonderland Video (ABR Trails), and the Wabos Loppet musical slideshow posts. More importantly, and much to my surprise, the problems of using Google Analytics via my iPad disappeared while I was on vacation! Those purchases would be a waste of money. paid). Charts!
  • ECONTENT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Providers] It All Began With Legos!
    His engineering internships (GE and Oshkosh) provided good technical learning opportunities, and what can you say about a school which has been ranked #1 for engineering undergraduate programs for over a decade?! Back on Arpil 2nd, 2007, I asked my son, Erik, if I could blog about his search for the perfect undergraduate engineering college. Given an answer of "yes", it led to an interesting series of posts , which now finishes with Erik's senior year at Rose-Hulman. You could actually say, it all began with Legos ! College Consultants for your Kids. Hello from Milepost 214.
  • LEARNING DEVELOPMENTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
    [Providers] eLearn Authoring Round-Up
    However, Lectora provides a bit more flexibility for customizing that Captivate. SoftChalk , www.softchalk.com Easy to use Works like Microsoft Word Provides an good organizational structure for courses Content is easy to add and includes multimedia, flash, and questions QuizPopper, TextPopper, and Activities are easy to add Exports to HTML and is SCORM compliant Articulate , www.articulate.com. imagined something similar to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint that was designed for eLearning. Such a tool does not exist yet. Summaries of Each Product.
  • LEARNING DEVELOPMENTS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
    [Providers] eLearn Authoring Round-Up
    However, Lectora provides a bit more flexibility for customizing that Captivate. As my organization selects an LMS and gears up for web based training, I've been looking at a variety of authoring tools for online training.  I was naive enough to think that tool existed that would have everything I want.  I imagined something similar to Microsoft Word or PowerPoint that was designed for eLearning. Such a tool does not exist yet. I'm sure this is due to the complexity of web based learning content, the variety of requirements out there, and the market size of eLearning.
  • ELEARNINGPOST  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Smashing Silos
    Evan Rosen, author of The Culture of Collaboration, writes about his 5 ways to bust silo mentality at work: Eliminate Needless Formality and Hierarchy (easy access) Provide One-Click Access to Entire Organization (easy access to everyone) Design Dedicated Physical Spaces for Collaboration Adopt Common Systems and Processes (standard platform) Establish Cross-Functional Mentoring
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2011
    [Providers] "FOUO".Now this is interesting.
    click on the link (no, I'm not providing it here) and I go to a story on the Website of a widely-known tech magazine. So "FOUO"  = "For Official Use Only". Here is a link to detailed explanation of the term, turns out its a document classification, not a security level. That link in part defines it as: "This designation is used by Department of Defense and a number of other federal agencies to identify information or material which, although unclassified, may not be appropriate for public release.". There on the story page is an image that clearly has "FOUO" stamped on it. . As a govt.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
    [Providers] Projects are how we change the world.and ourselves.
    How it all started The client, based out of the USA, is one of the key players in providing trading technology and connectivity solutions to financial market participants. The process is not linear (as indicated in the diagram). It is iterative and parallel. The diagram just depicts the various tasks/steps of the entire process. These were the key points the client needed to understand to get a feel of what happens behind the scene in elearning development. Read the post for a more detailed explanation. have tried to capture some of my key learning in this post. SME: CDD?
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2008
    [Providers] Do You Want To Learn Arabic?
    Here are five (5) learning spaces to get you started: ArabicPod This website created by Mohamed Moshaya and Ehab Saleh is dedicated to providing innovative and effective methods for learning Arabic. to provide a rich learning experience. also like that one can rate and provide comments to each podcast, which again facilitates learning conversations and continuous improvement. Either way, these five learning initiatives provides us with different approaches to satisfy different learning styles. LEARN ARABIC FOR FREE? They use web 2.0 All with sounds! Madinah Arabic ).
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016
    [Providers] How Leadership Skills are Being Taught in Modern Training Programs
    Josh Barett is a leadership training advisor and also can provide tips on leadership assignment writing tasks. He is currently associated with Global Assignment Help, where he provides useful guidelines on management assignments. Leader is not the ringmaster only any more. The involvement of specialized workforce in doing projects requires him to be quite tactful. He not only has to manage work, but he needs to manage egos and inter-personal relationships too. Emotional Quotient is the new requirement. Not all jobs require scientists. Change management is a very important tool.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2013
    [Providers] Athenasia Consulting Simplifies the Marketing Plan Process
    Athenasia courses let students work on their project while providing them with a framework, templates, knowledges and guidance. I’m Laurent Timmermans, Founder and Managing Director of Athenasia Consulting Ltd based in Hong Kong. My company’s goal is to help entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. Writing a Marketing Plan. Although I have a master’s degree in management with a major in marketing, I found it quite difficult to write my first marketing plan. Yes, we had talked about all the components at university, but no one ever explained how to actually write one.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Leaders Discuss New Trends
    Solution providers big and small have jumped into this space with pre-packaged solutions: Oracle, Workday, SuccessFactors, Visier, Evolv, just to name a few. The tool provides a view into how they are achieving results and how they are demonstrating capabilities and living the culture. Last week I attended the Talent Analytics Leadership Roundtable hosted by Northwestern University and co-sponsored by Sears Holdings Corporation. Here is a recap of a few key themes from the discussion. 1. Predictive retention models: Coming to a desktop near you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
    [Providers] Social Learning: Take Me To Your Experts
    Of course, if you want to go all out; there are providers that offer best-of-breed expertise finding and matching functionality. Instead, L&D must become a broker for learning, connecting people to each other and to other sources of learning, wherever they are, not just providing them with formal learning opportunities. by David Mallon. Quick Question : How easy is it to find another employee in your organization with a specific expertise? Does your organization have an expertise directory ? For a surprising number of organizations, the answer is no. Why surprising? David
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