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  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 2010
    [Providers] Ning… where to go when the public square charges an entrance fee?
    However, like many in the proprietary software camp, Ning has tried to make nice with developers by providing more API ( application programming interface ) access—think viewing your Netflix queue on a 3rd party Web site or phone app. Ning announced today that it will soon convert existing customers to a fee-for-service subscription or cut them loose. Jason Rosenthal, CEO of Ning , announced the shift in the company’s business model while downsizing his company by more than 40%. Some suggestions follow. It depends. Pligg ([link]. Elgg ([link]. LovdbyLess ([link]. Mixxt ([link]. Web 2.0
  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010
    [Providers] Ten Tips to Produce More Professional Online Video Interviews
    You might want to also occasionally reframe the picture to provide some variety when editing your interview. The personal interview is perhaps the most powerful tool for video storytelling both online and off. Here are some basic technical production tips for producing more effective and watchable video interviews. I’m aiming at those readers who may be beginners, or who may “know enough to get themselves in trouble.”. 1. Use a lavalier mic. Use the best microphone you can get your hands on. This should be a lavalier mic, either wireless, or wired with a sufficiently long audio cable.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011
    [Providers] Wait. What? I can buy an LMS with a credit card?
    We also know that we primarily see this in three overlapping spaces: (1) integrated talent management suite providers (the fastest growing space, especially for large organizations and where we are also seeing mega LMS/TMS mergers ), (2) social learning platform providers, and (3) providers specializing in niche solutions (i.e., Partner with several 3P COTS courseware providers. We know from our LMS 2011 research that the LMS market is experiencing more fragmentation, specialization, and globalization. Percent. Not many frustrated buyers there. Can just buy courses.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016
    [Providers] Dreaming of a Perfect Trainer? Educating Volunteer & Professional Trainers
    Everyone wants to learn and develop themselves,” Elaine said. “If an association provided train-the-trainer at an annual meeting or conference, people would jump at it.”. New Webinar Featuring Elaine Biech. As you may know, I am currently hosting a new webinar series, Managing eLearning: Thought Leaders , in which I invite thought leaders from the training & development and eLearning industries to discuss how associations can benefit from recent innovations in eLearning. These individuals are subject matter experts, but they may not be educators trained in adult learning.
  • 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. If I find myself with extra time this year I might take on Flash too. I thought about trying this online option ( Treehouse ), too.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Providers] The Canary in the Coal Mine: Goal Setting
    Goals create discontent with the current situation and provide direction for future action. The feeling of relief is almost palpable. For many of you, performance appraisals are done (or you’re so close you can almost taste it). Congratulations! Now it’s on to goal setting. If my recent conversations are any indicator, many of you are dissatisfied with your organization’s goal setting process. FIGHT THIS THOUGHT. Goal setting is the canary in the coal mine of performance management. What constitutes good goal setting? Source: Bersin & Associates, 2011. Stacia
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Providers] The Canary in the Coal Mine: Goal Setting
    Goals create discontent with the current situation and provide direction for future action. The feeling of relief is almost palpable. For many of you, performance appraisals are done (or you’re so close you can almost taste it). Congratulations! Now it’s on to goal setting. If my recent conversations are any indicator, many of you are dissatisfied with your organization’s goal setting process. FIGHT THIS THOUGHT. Goal setting is the canary in the coal mine of performance management. What constitutes good goal setting? Source: Bersin & Associates, 2011. Stacia
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning Tour - May 21 - Free
    His background teaching e-learning classes, knowledge of adult learning theory, and experience training CEOs and front line staff provides him with a unique perspective on organizational learning. His experience with technology companies and high-tech initiatives provides him with insights into the future of technology. On May 21, LearnTrends will be hosting an eLearning Tour Event. This is designed to take you on a quick tour of different examples of what's happening out there. These examples are coming straight from our eLearning community. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016
    [Providers] It’s the small things that count: microlearning with eFrontPro
    eFrontPro provides numerous question types, from free text to multiple choice and from true/false to drag-and-drop , that you can use to create micro-tests (comprised of one or a small number of questions). Small is beautiful. We’re We’re hardly the first to notice this. The above phrase was popularized by British economist E. F. Schumacher’s book of the same name, which was a huge success in the seventies — and is still used to champion small, focused technologies that can be empowering for people. Microauthoring. can be used in a microlearning scenario. On the go. Offline. Games.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Providers] Is e-learning being flipped out?
    These new online resources are now taking their content a step further by providing a platform to deliver immersive classroom experiences using videoed lessons which can be further enhanced by a range of features including interactions and commentary. “In flip teaching, the student first studies the topic by himself, typically using video lessons created by the instructor or shared by another educator, such as those provided by the Khan Academy. Over the last few years there can be no argument that e-learning has come on an awful long way. Blog Development e-Learning
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2012
    [Providers] Is e-learning being flipped out?
    These new online resources are now taking their content a step further by providing a platform to deliver immersive classroom experiences using videoed lessons which can be further enhanced by a range of features including interactions and commentary. “In flip teaching, the student first studies the topic by himself, typically using video lessons created by the instructor or shared by another educator, such as those provided by the Khan Academy. Over the last few years there can be no argument that e-learning has come on an awful long way. Advance Development e-Learning
  • G-CUBE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Providers] Social Media’s Impact on Workplace Communication & Learning
    ’ Other G-Cubians also seem to converge on the viewpoint that there is a need for proper filtering and administration for these sites to provide meaningful learning platform. Should LMS or corporate Intranet provide this communication & learning platform, or should an organization try to achieve this by providing a controlled access to existing social media sites? Social Media is here to stay. No point debating that. It’s utilization in the workplace – now that’s debatable. So we put this debate forward to our fellow G-Cubians and got some interesting viewpoints.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
    [Providers] How To Add Realism To eLearning
    Provide a scenario that is modified to fulfill a particular objective and give learners two choices. Provide situations where the outcomes are in shades of gray (as life usually is). Adding realism to eLearning should improve learning transfer, which will prepare learners for situations they might really encounter. Realism also adds credibility to a training course, which is quite important to the busy, cynical, or tired employee. These are often part of the analysis phase, prior to design. All of this is fodder for your creative brain. Here are some strategies for doing so.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] 834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction
    These two resources are useful as they provide tips from the very best in e-learning. Link to 834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction (1.1 MB PDF) "This is an amazing collection of tips from 336 of your professional colleagues from around the world. Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your knowledge and skills in online instruction. Well, what about Elliott Masie's 701 tips ! Though, the real task is implementing these tips into reality ! books teaching and learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Instructional Design for Flow in Online Teaching (By Sandra C. Ceraulo)
    Click here to view full article (The URL is not accessible anymore. Papers instructional design
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Online tutoring skills (By Clive Shepherd)
    Click here to read the full article "The tutor is the primary customer-facing representative of the online learning provider and the main point of contact for learners. The tutor casts a much-needed 'human' eye over the online learning process, filling in the gaps that are left by self-study alone. But what exactly are the responsibilities of the tutor? Is tutor even the right term? In this article, Clive Shepherd takes a look at three potential roles for the tutor - as subject expert, coach and assessor - and at the skills the tutor will need to display to function effectively online.".
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  MONDAY, JULY 23, 2007
    [Providers] 834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction
    These two resources are useful as they provide tips from the very best in e-learning. Link to 834 Tips for Successful Online Instruction (1.1 MB PDF) "This is an amazing collection of tips from 336 of your professional colleagues from around the world. Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive set of tips that you can use to improve your knowledge and skills in online instruction. Well, what about Elliott Masie's 701 tips ! Though, the real task is implementing these tips into reality !
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2007
    [Providers] Instructional Design for Flow in Online Teaching (By Sandra C. Ceraulo)
    Click here to view full article (The URL is not accessible anymore.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Providers] A conversation on measurement and metrics (#ASTDLN)
    Business example – health insurance provider using a performance support. These are my notes from the final workshop session at ASTD Learn Now in. San Francisco. Bob Mosher and Conrad Gottfredson of Ontuitive are leading a. conversation on metrics and measurement. The things that we currently measure about learning are things that the learner doesn't really care about. (% of course completions, pass/fail rate, # student days, etc.). Bob Mosher -- there is value in smile sheets. Research shows that if people like you're training, they'll take more. link]. lower support costs. impact?
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2007
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs
    For me this is is one of the key failings of traditional elearning content: fitting your learning need to pre-existing templates, whether thats SME built rapid content or something produced by an elearning provider. From a rapid e-Learning perspective -- or just e-Learning in general -- templates and tools provide a starting point. They provide a mental model. We create templates and tools that provide some instructional approach. We provide flexibility in the tools so that they are seen as a starting point. They provide a mental model." Perhaps.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
    [Providers] The Two Faces of ePortfolios
    Providing feedback. Social networks provide a great place for this feedback – provide a conversation on and for learning. These are my live blogged notes from this week’s Instructional Design Live show on EdTech Taclk with Helen Barrett, Ph.D. An article by Helen Barrett: Balancing the Two Faces of ePortfolios The conceptual model of an online portfolio - multiple purposes: 1) learning & reflection – main activity around learning and collaboration 2) showcase achievement/accountability [link] These two activities need to work together. facebook and twitter).
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013
    [Providers] Measure Work Readiness for Tomorrow’s Jobs
    Based on data extracted from examinee scores from 2006 to 2011, ACT’s “Condition of Work Readiness,” published this year, highlights levels of work readiness and provides standards and benchmarks for targeted occupations during the next eight to 10 years. Employees’ demonstrable workplace skills may lead to more accurate results when determining work readiness than relying on education attainment alone. Significant foundational skills gaps exist for many current and potential U.S. workers, according to a report issued by nonprofit educational association ACT.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2007
    [Providers] Digital native or digital immigrant?
    As the people providing them with learning, we need to challenge our assumptions about how learners use technology – which methods need updating and which are constantly effective. Prensky’s metaphor of people being digital natives (intuitively understanding how recent technology works) or digital immigrants (needing support/ training in order to grasp new technology) seems wonderfully rich to me. Here’s an example from recent life. The other day we were visiting one of my wife’s godsons who was proudly showing off his Wii. We had a go at the tennis game.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2008
    [Providers] e-learning best practice
    Richard will provide some insights into just how much fun you can get your learners to have and still make L&D look good. Wanting to get a good snapshot of e-learning industry best practice and what suppliers are doing in a handy day sized chunk? Look no further than the ELN showcase on 11 July. This will be the 4th one that I’ve been too and I’ve always found them to be thought provoking, a chance to meet interesting people and a good use of a day away from the office. It would be great to see you there. accountancy e-learning legal
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009
    [Providers] Pedantic professional arguers not best for leading people businesses shocker!
    The emergence of LDPs gives some rays of hope to L&D practitioners within law firms: • By recognising that people with non-lawyer skillsets merit the status of partnership, it increases the long term career potential and earning power of L&D practitioners. • By decreasing the pre-eminence of legal knowhow, L&D practitioners can focus more on providing learning in the other people-related competencies, which they will typically feel more at home with. • Law firm cultures will gradually move so that the gap in status between lawyers and non-fee earners reduces.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
    [Providers] The Truth About Rapid E-Learning
    While actionscript programming does provide more control over the Flash content, rapid elearning generally gives you a lot more convenience. Rapid elearning tools generally fall into one of two groups: freeform and form-based authoring. PowerPoint-to-Flash publishing is freeform. You start with a blank slide and then build your structure and interactivity. And the other type of tool is form-based where the application has a pre-designed structure and the developer only needs to add content like text, narration, and multimedia. Hit publish and you have clean, professional output.
  • G-CUBE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2011
    [Providers] Training Effectiveness – Should We Measure It? How?
    The benefit of such a route is that in addition to a clear indication of assimilated knowledge, it also provides a moral boost and a sense of achievement for the learner. At the end of a session, a set of questions might provide insights into the effectiveness of the curriculum, the way of teaching or the facilitator. It will also provide the indictors of knowledge gathered. DIY practice sessions can provide an opportunity for the learner to apply the acquired skills. Should training effectiveness be measured? Here is an excerpt of some of the responses received.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Providers] New Interactive Flash Templates for eLearning!
    The eLearning Flash templates are easy to edit, look amazing, and provide the source files. We’d like to announce our latest interactive Flash template set: iStyle. Have you ever wanted to have a library of pre-made Flash interactions and activities? Templates that look great and could be easily integrated with your eLearning authoring software? Articulate, Captivate, Unison, Lectora, etc.) Do you also want the source files so you can edit anything that you’d like? Now you can! How to use the templates: 1. Purchase and download the Flash source files. 2.
  • ELEARNING BROTHERS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010
    [Providers] New Interactive Flash Templates for eLearning!
    The eLearning Flash templates are easy to edit, look amazing, and provide the source files. We’d like to announce our latest interactive Flash template set: iStyle. Have you ever wanted to have a library of pre-made Flash interactions and activities? Templates that look great and could be easily integrated with your eLearning authoring software? Articulate, Captivate, Unison, Lectora, etc.) Do you also want the source files so you can edit anything that you’d like? Now you can! How to use the templates: 1. Purchase and download the Flash source files. 2.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning Technology and LearnTrends Nominated
    Ajaan Rob Best educational use of a social networking service [link] Nicole Fougere Best group blog: eLearning Learning Gina Minks Best group blog eLearning Learning aggregates several different education blogs, and provides a way to navigate by blog or keyword. The EduBlog Awards are happening again this year. I’m happy to say there were several nominations for this blog and for LearnTrends. There are a lot of great nominees in all of the categories. If you’ve found value from this blog and/or LearnTrends, please click on the links below and vote for them in their categories.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005
    [Providers] The new IT training, part 2: Power users
    The role of the IT trainer in this phase was to provide face-to-face support and to do plenty of hand-holding. They are much better supported than ever before by the help tools that are built-in to the products and provided online. There is another reason why they should not be discouraged and that's because of the opportunities provided in phase three. A plea to IT user trainers in five thrilling instalments Welcome back. That was phase 1. You may still be battling away with these problems, but many of has have been able to move on to at least phase 2.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Providers] Satisfying "Infolust" with On-Demand Learning
    She's right. I've been there, both as a content consumer and provider. In fact, we officially launched Bersin Insights ® in order to provide our members with the ability to get the right people the right information at the right time. Siri gets me - even if it isn't usually at the literal level. When my iPhone's "knowledge navigator" app doesn't understand what I'm asking her, she tends to chuck some terms into Google and, basically, asks if that'll help. Okay, so it often doesn't. Still, her encoded instinct is right.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] BersinInsights: Reinventing the way HR Executives and Professionals Work
    And while we rigorously study all these practices, we also look at vendors and all the solution providers you need to bring your solutions to reality. If you need to find a vendor, you can quickly browse and search our library of 350+ solution providers and look at the top leadership development vendors in your industry. The Lexicon and Solution Provider library are fully integrated - so at any time you can look up the definition of a term, see case studies and examples of where it is used, or look at vendor solutions for a given problem. Some History.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011
    [Providers] Preview of HR Technology Conference 2011
    We have briefings with more than 50 solution providers this week, and I promise to put together a detailed recap of the major announcements in the coming week. Most major software providers now realize that employees, supervisors, managers, and executives spend far more time on their mobile devices than they do on PCs. Here it is the even of the HR Technology Conference - and we eagerly await dozens of news releases, product introductions, tweets, and announcements of exciting new technologies in the areas of talent management, recruiting, HR management, and more.
  • TWITTERPATED WITH LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 9, 2011
    [Providers] Recommended Webinar: Exploring Reusable Interactions.
    « Building a Branching Conversation Simulation with Flash, XML, and AS3 Growing an Educational Game – Flower Stand » Subscribe About Twitterpated with Learning My name is Amanda Warner, and I am an e-Learning designer based in Providence, RI. I am twitterpated with learning experiences that focus on meaningful interaction and desired performance. Skip to content Twitterpated with Learning E-learning, serious games, educational simulations, and periodic whimsy. Next session is this Tuesday/Thursday. Posted in Related Resources. Tagged with Resources , Webinars.
  • TWITTERPATED WITH LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011
    [Providers] The Art of Game Design – Twitterpated with Learning
    « Flower Stand Revision – Brainstorming Underlying Themes and Goals Subscribe About Twitterpated with Learning My name is Amanda Warner, and I am an e-Learning designer based in Providence, RI. I am twitterpated with learning experiences that focus on meaningful interaction and desired performance. Skip to content Twitterpated with Learning E-learning, serious games, educational simulations, and periodic whimsy. with questions to ask yourself during the development process. The other 7.53%?  Still interesting stuff.  Go read it. Posted in Related Resources.
  • PARADISO  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Paradiso’s Teeming Mahara Alliance
    We have years of experience in providing advanced Mahara Services such as customizations, plugins, theme design and hosting for customers as diverse as independent training institutes, schools and universities or multi-national corporations. This ensures the best Mahara Performance, with the use of advanced mirroring and backup procedures that provide the clients with a worry free 24/7 service. We provide custom Mahara theming to promote your company’s brand. Besides the ones mentioned above, we also provide the following Mahara services-. Mahara Hosting.
  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
    [Providers] Our New OSU Campus Tree Tour iPhone/iPad Application
    The application uses photos, GPS, maps, and research-based tree information to learn about the different trees on and around campus while “on the go.&# The iPhone application provides information about tree leaf type, tree bloom, whether a tree is native to Oregon, and a page number reference to the OSU Extension Trees to Know handbook. We released Oregon State University’s first official iPhone application recently. This basically allows anyone to download the application using iTunes. It was a wild (and mostly enjoyable) ride with several twists and turns.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2016
    [Providers] From the Archives: Pickett's Charge and PLEs
    And I wonder if this is the type of thing that should be considered when putting together our own Personal Learning Environments and providing resources for others to do the same I think we are doing an amazing disservice to ourselves and our kids by not getting out more. If anything, this most is more timely now than it was when I wrote it. April 26, 2007 I've been catching up on my Google Reader and noticed the conversation about Personal Learning Environments. Clive Shepherd notes that his personal learning environment also includes people and alternate media.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Nursing Associations
    Knowledge Direct for Nursing Associations also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. The Knowledge Direct LMS for Nursing… • Provides a fast, simple system for creating and promoting continuing education credits and certifications. Recently, nursing associations have discovered the advantages of offering CE, professional development and pre-licensing courses online. technology.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for School Executives Associations
    Knowledge Direct for School Executives Associations also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. The Knowledge Direct LMS for School Executives… • Provides a fast, simple system for creating and promoting continuing education credits and certifications. Online school executive training is: • More convenient for learners, • Easier to update, and. technology. Toll free 1-800-942-4537.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
    [Providers] AAP Deploys Digitec-Developed CME LMS MOC Part IV Tool
    Bargeron said, “I am pleased to inform you that The American Board of Pediatrics approved the Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care for Pediatric Providers course for 25 Maintenance of Certification Part IV points. This is the maximum amount of points that one activity can provide. Physician practice improvement is an important topic in the medical community today. Physicians are increasingly asked to demonstrate practice improvement, which becomes part of their Maintenance of Certification (MOC) renewal by specialty boards. Contact us today. Bio Latest Posts. Tweet This!
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [Providers] The Powerpoint 12 - the slideshow!
    The first installment provided the written tips, much like many slide presentations you are subjected to - heavy on text. In reality, an actual presentation on this would use these slides with the text from yesterday's post forming much of the basis for what I would be saying. I may, at the end of the session, provide participants with the written version as a reference. My last post was a list of tips for using Powerpoint/Keynote more effectively - The Powerpoint Dozen ! Here is part 2, the slideshow. Below you will find the slideshow of my powerpoint tips, The Powerpoint 12!
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Providers] Systems Training: Choose Your Own Adventure
    They wanted me to walk them through every step and provide play-by-play assistance when it was time to complete a practice activity. By Shelley A. Gable. What does ideal systems training look like? Much of the systems training I've encountered tends to follow this basic formula: Overview the computer program (e.g., uses, primary functions, etc.) Introduce basic navigation and main windows (with demonstration + practice) Perform specific tasks or procedures (with demonstration + practice). used to teach computer workshops. But what's the best approach in an eLearning environment?
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [Providers] 3 Benefits to Using YouTube in your E-Learning
    Also, there is a service called PlayOn you can easily install on a PC to wirelessly stream YouTube (among many other Internet video providers) to a variety of devices including the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. YouTube is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. Well, maybe that's not a good description of YouTube. It's more like the wild west of video. You have to be careful where you go and sometimes you find something completely unexpected. Of course when you post a video to YouTube it is on the web. This means that mobile apps can play it.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] LMS for Marketing Associations
    State associations and education providers around the country are scrambling to coordinate seminars and workshops to educate marketing professionals on everything from social media to advertising and public relations. Knowledge Direct for Marketing Associations also provides a built-in marketing feature that automatically promotes related courses to learners, based on their past purchases and profiles, helping you to increase course sales and ultimately drive your associations non-dues revenue. Often cheaper to deliver than traditional classroom-based training. technology.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
    [Providers] How to Make The SAAS Decision
    Her department, which provides training and development services to the community as well as county employees, chose an installed LMS with an online feature largely because of cost. The LMS resides in a single-tenant implementation at a third-party service provider. “We’d expect more responsive service from an SaaS provider, because the consequence is that we don’t renew our subscription. The challenge for SaaS providers is to allow customers to modify their systems both in presentation and functionality without affecting the core applications.”
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Providers] The OER 101 Workshop at USM (Round 2)!
    It provides an introduction to the understanding of Open Educational Resources (OER), and how OER can be found, reused, remixed and created. OER 101 WORKSHOP This 2-day (or 1 1/2 day) workshop will be conducted at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) from 27th – 28th June , 2012. During the workshop, we will explore and discuss together the concept of OER, Creative Commons, business models, and variety of OpenCourseWare (OCW) case studies and content development tools. In the final session, we will discuss how to move forward with OER at USM. Virtual University of Pakistan Iran?
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
    [Providers] Experiences with Micro-learning in Corporate Environment
    Desktop application is ‘always on’ and provides alerts on new messages. Till then our experiment continues with the free service provided by Yammer. After trying out Twitter for some time, I started experimenting with Yammer sometime early this year. would say we are still in the experimentation phase with micro-learning. started with sending some invites and broadcasted some messages. It was a slow start with me invite some colleagues and then the pace picking up quickly as the joining went viral. Messages started to flow. Links to interesting posts were shared on the network.
  • IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CURVE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2007
    [Providers] A Political Monster Gets Real
    We have a few providers who are part of our Electronic Medical Records team. The provider who is serving as our MD representative is a consummate politician. I never thought I would see the day. One of them is taking a very active role in this upgrade. On a project level, this is a very good thing. The IT wonks among us (myself included) have some days where we wonder.) Physician involvement is critical for successful implementations of this type of product. Well-spoken, diplomatic, and occasionally head-scratching. They can't.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2009
    [Providers] New White Paper: Leadership In Crisis
    The paper next describes the characteristics of an effective leadership development program, and provides tips on how to go about putting these in place. Had the manager been provided with leadership training, and had her development as a manager been properly planned and monitored, she may have had better success and would not have been looking to leave. Quality of leadership can make the difference between a successful and a failed company. Investing in building effective leaders and leadership practices is a must for any organization to prosper.
  • SIMPLY SPEAKING  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Providers] TED India Interview: Deepti Doshi
    At the same time, the entrepreneurial climate of India has provided incredible opportunity. We can work more quickly in these schools and are looking forward to our in these schools providing a demonstration effect to the government as well. believe that education has provided me the foundation for my growth and believe that’s why I am excited about out work at Escuela Nueva – I saw it as an opportunity to bring similar environment to others. It was Gaurav Mishra first, then Prayas Abhinav. Share her optimism - read on. Tell us a bit about the Escuela Nueva model.
  • ELEARNING ACUPUNCTURE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2008
    [Providers] Live classroom polling without clickers?
    then they can still vote by going to a specific link the instructor provides. Almost everybody these days has a cellphone - especially students! So a company called Poll Everywhere has decided to deploy an Audience Response System (aka, clickers) by using text messaging on a cellphone instead of a wireless clicker transmitter. colleague of mine (thanks Katia!) first let me know about this company by a comment she left on one of my blog posts. Today I spent some time trying it out and my initial assessment is that this is GREAT! It really works. It's fast. It's easy for instructors.
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014
    [Providers] eLearning in the 21st century
    Individuals migrate to platforms that will enhance their thoughts and provide opportunities to engage with others. eLearning is continuously evolving as technology becomes more accessible. Learning and development platforms now engage in a variety of methods that make it easier for individuals all over the world to learn at their own pace through enhanced systems. Mobile learning is now a viable option in which to receive training, study and learn while on-the-go. It is important to understand how the level of engagement has changed. First, with effective project management.
  • EFRONT  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [Providers] Why eLearning in the finance industry is very important
    With internet based eLearning you can deploy your courses in a tightly controlled manner, providing fine-grained access only to the right employees and securing the whole thing behind your company’s firewall or VPN. Banking. It’s what makes our modern economy tick (and, perhaps, tock), and a big enabler of the business and innovation progress we’ve had in the 21st century. It’s, to paraphrase the proverb, a lucrative job, but somebody’s got to do it. The cost factor. Privacy and control. Staying up to date. The financial industry is not a static environment.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 12: World Brain Day
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals.  . It’s day 12 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – World Brain day. There seems to be a day for everything. National Hot Dog Day , Donut Day , and  Dog Day – well, today is World Brain Day. I got this great email from Hermann International and it really made me think. So much so, I had to jump here and write this post! See, I’m a forgetful kinda gal. Thank you world! Take a shower. Feed your Brain. There is something to this.
  • ORIGIN LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Providers] Developing Training Material for Hi-Tech IT Products – Our Expertise, Your Advantage
    From our pool of instructional designers and SMEs who have already worked for many IT solution providers, we create a set team which creates content to match the product offerings. Besides providing direct content solutions such as courseware, we also assist in supporting all the paraphernalia that goes around each piece of software. If you are an organization in the hi-tech industry, we truly know how always you have to be on your toes. Technology is an agile market. Not to forget the bug-fixes and improvisations that need to be done every now and then. Extended solutions.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Providers] Just Ask the Wiki … But Don’t Ask Too Much
    The second piece of news is related. A new book released today, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses , provides some sobering figures about today’s graduates. Its development provided a groundbreaking case study for the power of online collaboration. Two pieces of learning-related news grabbed my attention this week. First, Wikipedia , that ever-remarkable, ever-growing online open source encyclopedia, turned 10 years old on Jan. When was the last time you picked up an encyclopedia or desk reference? That is a good thing. Maybe you’re right.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2009
    [Providers] Note taking any where
    Let’s face it, the combination of mono-purpose scripting tools and double sided optical paper have a bit going for them still, i.e. you can change to any writing to drawing mode in an instant, annotate at any time and of course providing you resist the temptation to rip out, materials can been retrieved from their storage medium with ease. I was talking to one of my colleagues recently who, with some enthusiasm has embraced the idea of eLearning to such an extent that all of his students now arrive at class not with a notebook and pen, but a wireless enabled laptop!
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Providers] 12. Four strategies for learning I
    Instruction is ideally suited to the teaching of routine, rule-based tasks, as well as providing the relative novice with the structure and support that they require. Every learning solution, formal or informal, employs one or more of the following four basic strategies, whether or not this is a conscious decision: Exposition is the simple delivery of information from subject expert to learner, typically as part of a formal syllabus. Examples include lectures, presentations and prescribed reading. Next up :   Four strategies for learning II. Blog blending
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Providers] The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead
    " The original concepts of talent management software (pioneered by a company called Authoria, now part of PeopleFluent) were to provide an integrated software system to manage all the things HR has to do (recruiting, performance management development planning, etc.). Lots of analysts speculate that this market will become dominated by the ERP providers. firmly believe this market is far too big and moving far too fast for the ERP providers to dominate. The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [Providers] The Talent Management Systems Market Surges Ahead
    " The original concepts of talent management software (pioneered by a company called Authoria, now part of PeopleFluent) were to provide an integrated software system to manage all the things HR has to do (recruiting, performance management development planning, etc.). Lots of analysts speculate that this market will become dominated by the ERP providers. firmly believe this market is far too big and moving far too fast for the ERP providers to dominate. The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge forward. Vendor Landscape. Not true. Not yet.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Providers] Bersin & Associates becomes Bersin by Deloitte
    Our strategic services team will continue to provide strategy, technology selection and procurement, and benchmarking services. We will continue to serve as a leading industry analyst, studying the providers of HR and talent management technology, tools, services, and data – and sharing our insights with our members. Our research team will continue to provide our well-known High-Impact® industry studies, including our reports on the LMS market, Talent Management Systems market, HRMS market, and Talent Acquisition market. What will remain the same.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Providers] SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues
    Background: SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems). Over the years as GeoLearning grew, the company became well known to mid-market organizations and at the time of this acquisition was one of the largest mid-market LMS providers (revenues around $40M). Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of GeoLearning. The acquisition of GeoLearning makes sense for several reasons.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] Higher Education: Friend or Foe?
    “The telecom industry was transitioning from providing only telephone services to other areas such as the Internet and television,” he said. Created in 2000 and managed by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, or CAEL, a national nonprofit organization, the Energy Providers Coalition for Education, or EPCE, has been creating online curricula in programs and courses related to a variety of energy industry jobs. Higher education institutions do not always graduate students with the skills and competencies employers need.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Providers] MedTutor - Learning to Think!
    This project is still very much a work-in-progress, but then again that should not stop us from exploring it and providing some constructive feedback. Also, please check out the Learning Issues area, where he reviews students' submission and provides constructive feedback. Instead, we could perhaps use a blog to provide an space for sharing and exploring experiences, knowledge, skills, ideas and resources with the readers. It provides you with an excellent environment to integrate and reflect what you have discovered, experienced, created and learned. Need that!).
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Corporate Moodle: A Tipping Point?
    As for the other points, I'll address as I have more time and insight (still working through much of this myself). I do know that reporting is crucial. I've seen some demos of the reporting customizations our team is doing on Moodle and it does provide a lot of what is needed. They comfort managers who think they are in control but don't provide any guidance on making improvements. Of course we had to provide and guarantee reporting, detailed tracking, integration, single sign-on and interoperability but we always managed to deliver what was needed. Wrong.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2010
    [Providers] Instructional Design for Virtual Worlds
    Provide Minimal Guidelines : Karl and Tony explain it like this: “If you provide the right context and the right guidelines, people will learn from each other from the environment, and from the immersive experience.&#. Allow Opportunities to Demonstrate Learning : Take advantage of the ability to practice skills in the realistic environment a virtual world can provide. Build in Incentives : We can learn from game developers to provide incentives that keep learners motivated. Welcome to stop #10 on the blog book tour for Learning in 3D! What do you think?
  • ALEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
    [Providers] From FTF to Online
    It’s likely there are many ways for prices to be determined (regardless of the industry), so providing a general overview of the price-setting options is imperative. This could be provided in a short tutorial that provides simple opportunities for learners to see examples of the various price-setting options, practice each, and make some general applications to their own situations. They’re different teaching and learning modes, and need to be planned for accordingly. That’s what I’m saying. Basic accounting. Industry-specific accounting. Case study.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Section 127: L&D's Stake in the Politics of Tax Cuts
    Of course, employers are not required to provide this assistance to their employees; but it is a good idea. In order for Section 127 to apply to an education benefit plan, the following conditions must be met: it must be established as a separate plan; it must be provided for the "exclusive benefit of employees"; it must not discriminate in favor of the highly compensated (in other words – this is not meant to be a special option just for certain segments of the population); and. Coalition to Preserve Employer Provided Education Assistance. And Sen. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] Section 127: L&D's Stake in the Politics of Tax Cuts
    Of course, employers are not required to provide this assistance to their employees; but it is a good idea. In order for Section 127 to apply to an education benefit plan, the following conditions must be met: it must be established as a separate plan; it must be provided for the "exclusive benefit of employees"; it must not discriminate in favor of the highly compensated (in other words – this is not meant to be a special option just for certain segments of the population); and. Coalition to Preserve Employer Provided Education Assistance. And Sen. link].
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Providers] What Business Can Learn from Remote Teaching
    A futurist’s out-of-the-box ideas on how education should develop provide inspiration for the training programs of today. Among the proposed solutions to America’s much-discussed crisis in public education are merit pay for teachers , more charter schools and curriculum reform. But recently the blog of The Futurist magazine offered a less common vision of where America’s education system needs to head — one that could inform professional training for adults right now. The piece by author Lance Secretan looks to Sal Kahn for inspiration. Do you think Secretan’s on the right track?
  • SPEAK OUT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008
    [Providers] Gagne's Nine Events as I see it
    Gagne's nine events: Gain Attention State the objective Ensure recall of prior learning Present stimuli Provide learning guidance Elicit performance Provide feedback Assess performance Enhance retention and transfer Lets us see whether these nine events still hold good in today's learning environment. This means provide the learner with information that will make him/her think. Provide Learning Guidance This suits a classroom training better or may also be applicable for programs in which learner has access to trainers or instructors. Begin with a bang.
  • GEOTALENT  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015
    [Providers] Statement of Work: Realistic Expectations = Reduced Risk and High Acceptance
    In the design phase, the SOW process provides the person requesting the work to define a clear picture of the project requirements. The review of the SOW documentation provided then gives them the opportunity to clarify any areas of potential misunderstanding and request revisions before any work is carried out. Moving forward, the SOW provides an audit trail of customizations that have been done. [Post by Greg Gammie, Implementations Manager at GeoMetrix Data Systems Inc.]. Continued from previous post. This increases confidence in the project and its expected outcomes.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2008
    [Providers] Using LinkedIn - Company Profiles
    Hope this provides some useful information to HR. There is enough written about using LinkedIn. However I recently discovered an interesting feature on LinkedIn from a company’s point of view. Since the official LinkedIn blog introduces this feature on Aug 18, I am guessing it is a new addition to LinkedIn. LinkedIn now has hundreds of Company Profiles. Select Companies link on the top links bar. You can view companies by location, industry, name, and companies in your network. this grab from LinkedIn blog) On the company profile there are some interesting pieces of information.
  • LEARN AND LEAD  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] The Emotion Called Trust
    They also talk about other products and I trust them to provide a balanced view in their product reviews. Continuing with the thread I started in my previous post Do you trust corporate blogs , and picking up from posts on Trust by Ken Allen and Tony Karrer , I came across Chris Brogan’s post Advertising and Trust. Chris wrote in response to Jeremiah Owyang raising questions about Chris’s sponsored post for Kmart. Chris does a great job at analysing and responding. In this process I discovered many posts that talk about trust and integrity of bloggers. Pruitt:  What is Your Time Worth?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
    [Providers] Innovation in eLearning | Upside Learning
    Where does this leave the learning solutions providers? It is inevitable that learning providers would need to change too - both in their approach and offerings. In fact the providers need to change before consumer organizations do. For this providers need to innovate and change internally first. Workplace Learning is changing! couple of months back I shared my thoughts on an interesting question relating to the ‘future of workplace learning’ at Learning Circuits Blog. Sensing patterns and helping to develop emergent work and learning practices. Why INP?
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [Providers] Upside Learning Blog Included on the eLearning Learning Community Portal
    The portal is a one-stop address providing easy access to up-to-date information about eLearning and related topics. This blog now features on the eLearning Learning content aggregation portal. eLearning Learning, a community portal launched by Tony Karrer , collates and organizes content from blogs and websites related to the eLearning and Learning domains. The eLearning Learning portal presents the 10 most recent items from the featured sources on its homepage. We’re glad to have been included into this community and look forward to contributing to it.
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
    [Providers] How do we record learning that happens everywhere?
    As we all know, learning is a fluid process that happens all the time, and there are many more metrics and much more data to capture regarding a learner’s experience which can inform and provide context to his or her learning environment. For over a decade, SCORM standards and specifications have been at the heart of web-based e-learning. These standards have served their purpose and were well suited to technology of the day, but they fail to capture the bigger picture. SCORM only really measures outcomes in formal learning. But that’s it. The dawn of logic and intelligent standards.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] What’s Your Max Learning Strategy?
    Providing more opportunities for learners to “accidentally” discover your content and get the information they need to do what they need to do. Julie Dirksen also provided some great ideas on how to create a campaign, including before, during and after activities. I’m reading Chris Anderson’s latest book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. He talks about the what Google’s CEO Schmidt calls Google’s “max strategy.” Take whatever it is you are doing and do it at the max in terms of distribution. So how can we translate that approach to learning and training? It's a campaign.
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2007
    [Providers] Crash Course in Learning Theory
    Click here to read the article: Crash Course in Learning Theory A mind-awakening and excellent article providing many useful tips and techniques on how to create engaging, enjoyable, relevant and memorable learning experiences and environments! ".This This is not a comprehensive look at the state of learning theory today, but it does include almost everything we think about in creating our books. And remember, this is a BLOG, so don't expect academic rigor ; ) but I do have references, so leave a comment if there's something in particular you want." teaching and learning
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
    [Providers] Mathway Teaches Us How to Think Maths Step-by-Step
    It is for students, parents, and teachers, and covers the following math subjects: Basic Math Pre-Algebra Algebra Linear Algebra Trigonometry Precalculus Calculus In addition, it also provides Graphing and Glossary definitions. Mathway Via John Evans Mathway solves our math problems with step-by-step explanations. love the fact that it not only gives us the results, but teaches us the process step-by-step, too. Although, results are important, it is only when we master the process that we can really apply what we learn to other problems, scenarios and contexts. learning tools OER/FREE
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2007
    [Providers] Crash Course in Learning Theory
    Click here to read the article: Crash Course in Learning Theory A mind-awakening and excellent article providing many useful tips and techniques on how to create engaging, enjoyable, relevant and memorable learning experiences and environments! ".This This is not a comprehensive look at the state of learning theory today, but it does include almost everything we think about in creating our books. And remember, this is a BLOG, so don't expect academic rigor ; ) but I do have references, so leave a comment if there's something in particular you want."
  • ZAIDLEARN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
    [Providers] Mathway Teaches Us How to Think Maths Step-by-Step
    It is for students, parents, and teachers, and covers the following math subjects: Basic Math Pre-Algebra Algebra Linear Algebra Trigonometry Precalculus Calculus In addition, it also provides Graphing and Glossary definitions. Mathway Via John Evans Mathway solves our math problems with step-by-step explanations. love the fact that it not only gives us the results, but teaches us the process step-by-step, too. Although, results are important, it is only when we master the process that we can really apply what we learn to other problems, scenarios and contexts.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012
    [Providers] A Snapshot of the Employee Engagement Industry
    Quite tragically, only 19 percent of employees are highly engaged according to solution providers DDI. Which providers played in the field, and what products and services did they offer? We asked in-depth questions of eight providers who either had notable market share, brand recognition or compelling upstarts. Nearly all providers agreed that the spending “discretionary effort” at work was a critical aspect of employee engagement. Sixty-three percent of providers offer survey administration on mobile devices, which serves a professional workforce well.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Providers] BETTing on the future
    would provide educators with access to all of the world’s knowledge in their local language. I'm flying out next month to a place I always wanted to visit - Abu Dhabi. Having already presented at the BETT Show in London's Excel earlier this year, I'm honoured to also be invited to keynote the BETT Middle East Show. lead a team of academics who are engaged in developing the next generation of teachers. Why did you choose the education sector? What do you think are the main challenges facing educators today in the Middle East? Who was your greatest teacher and why? By good pedagogy.
  • TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011
    [Providers] e-Business Now - Online information for technology-enabled applications
    SCORE , a nonprofitassociation dedicated to helping small business start, grow and succeed, todayannounced the launch of e-Business Now, a new website providing small businessleaders with "how to" knowledge to successfully usetechnology-enabled applications. The website provides free on-demand workshops"how-to" guides, connections to technology mentors and more—a full rangeof tools for learning how to leverage technology to fuel the future success ofsmall businesses. Register to access the free training and information. Workshops are developed using Articulate Presenter.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009
    [Providers] What is Performance Support?
    What makes PS effective is the targeted learning that it provides and the “pull” approach inherent in its definition. Reading a post on Performance Support from my co-blogger and colleague triggered of the following response: Read on: Performance Support (PS) is, says Tony Karrer, “Making information available to workers instead of forcing them to memorize it. That’s how we use Google and corporate wikis and instant messenger.” PS, by definition, is access to information and knowledge as we need it, when we need it. And this works best for adult learners. When learning more 3. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012
    [Providers] Going for a Global Reach
    And how might these questions influence your choice of a software application provider? The “reach” of a provider with its talent management solutions is informative if you are seeking solutions across geographies. You need to know where the providers you may choose do business – not only what countries their product supports, but where they actively sell. •Providers with 20 percent or more of their 2012 revenues from Asia/Pacific include Oracle (again across all ERP product lines), SAP, and SuccessFactors. How far-flung is your company today?
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2009
    [Providers] The Big Question: Stuck? Getting Unstuck.
    After handling a few projects as the senior/sole ID and consultant and solution provider(I used to imagine myself talking to the client, glancing at my list of twenty odd questions to see that I had the need for the training and performance gap analyzed and perfectly captured, suggesting the best solution and approach with the client listening avidly, mapping the solution to the desired performance output and ending with a quantitative analysis of the ROI), I have relegated the scenario in parentheses to my host of if onlies…That is not to say that I have given up! Not at all!
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [Providers] New MOOC Models: Blended Learning
    This isn’t just randomly introducing technology into classrooms; instead, it is harnessing the power of technology to streamline the educational process, free instructors to spend more of their time actually teaching, and provide learners with the additional supports they need to succeed. Elearning methods, like training simulations, can also provide opportunities for learners to practice before they encounter real problems. MOOC methods and technologies can provide the basis for blended courses, while instructors provide supplemental guidance. All Rights Reserved.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] How MOOCs Are Used in Workplace Training
    In addition, the major MOOC providers now offer a variety of MOOCs targeted toward a business audience. Aquent, a staffing agency for the marketing and creative industries, recently launched Aquent Gymnasium , a MOOC provider that offers technology courses for creative professionals. Open Education Alliance is a recently announced collaboration between MOOC provider Udacity and companies including Google, Autodesk, AT&T, and NVidia. MOOCs for Business and Training. Some enterprising startups have recently developed training MOOCs. Aquent Gymnasium. The Muse. openSAP.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Providers] Measuring Success (ROI) of a Training MOOC, Part 2
    Learning in training programs is famously difficult to measure, but MOOCs provide a wealth of data that can be used to assess the progress of learning in real time. The idea of combining big data with learning analytics is still very new, but already it is providing a powerful way to assess learning and engagement that wasn’t available before. This seem like the most opaque category of outcomes, but many newer MOOCs provide an excellent way to directly measure how well learning translates into behavior—by using real problems and projects as course assessments.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
    [Providers] What does change(d) look like?
    Providing support when needed, and leveraging the power of people will be key. In an post this past spring, I opined that we  do have to change. One obvious related question is what that change would look like. What would an effective L&D unit be doing, and what would the employee/manager/exec experience be? And it only is for upskilling new employees (and only when needed), or when a significant change is happening. I’d expect to see more performance support, easily accessible via user-centric portals and search and delivered when and where needed. Does this make sense?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs: Personal Initiative and Professional Development
    The main model currently for assessing the knowledge and skills gained through MOOCs is provided by Excelsior College, a private institution that offers competency-based educational programs. So, corporate trainers can identify relevant courses offered by different MOOC providers and vet them according to the needs of their organizations. Here are some questions to ask while evaluating MOOCs from an external provider: What knowledge and skills do you need your employees to acquire? The different MOOC providers offer different types of proof of completion. Why Now?
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2009
    [Providers] Conversation on Conversations
    Codified Conversations Separately, Harold Jarche provided some interesting thoughts around issues of codified knowledge, individuals and conversations. The practitioners I talked to about PPI [Personal Productivity Improvement] said they would love to participate in PPI coaching, provided it was focused on the content on their own desktops and hard drives, and not the stuff in the central repositories. Dave provides a very interesting picture of information flows in 2025. Ken Allan really somewhat crystallizes it as a question of " Knowing WHEN to switch ?"
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008
    [Providers] Training Design
    However, what about the case when you are providing tools and really don't have the content defined ahead of time? Maybe we conduct a similar performance analysis and take into account similar considerations and then provide appropriate structure (delivery pattern). Maybe we are providing a Wiki and conducting a barn raising session? I've been struggling a bit to capture a concept that I believe represents a fairly fundamental shift in how we need to think about Training Design. We take into account a wide variety of considerations. Now the interesting part. Maybe it is?
  • ELECTRONIC PAPYRUS  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [Providers] Engaging the e-learner who lacks interest and incentive
    Learning opportunities are often geared for two main groups: those motivated to take a course, either because it is required or would provide advancement in their career or other practical benefit in their life; and those with a passionate interest in enriching their understanding of a subject or improving their skills in some activity. Public art has often provided “provocative encounters” for lifelong learners—forcing people to stop and see themselves and the world in a new way. But what about the third group, those without interest or incentive? Antonin Artaud.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [Providers] CASE Professional Development Portal
    Being the trusted leader in professional development for school administrators, CASE hoped to leverage a Learning Management System (LMS) to make its offerings more affordable and more accessible by limiting or removing travel and by providing more convenient options for the busy professionals it serves. By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct LMS, CASE is able to: • Make its offerings more affordable and more accessible by eliminating travel and by providing  convenient 24/7 access to their members. Provide learners dynamically generated eTranscripts for tracking their progress.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Providers] ACOFP eLearning Portal for CME
    Importance was placed on the potential provider’s experience and knowledge working with iMIS and the unique needs of medical specialty societies. By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct® Med, ACOFP is able to: • Provide its members with a single, unified repository for CME and professional development courses. Digitec Interactive is the producer of the Knowledge Direct® Med Learning Management System and provider of award winning eLearning courses which enable medical organizations to deliver education over the internet. THE SOLUTION. THE RESULT. Share this on Facebook.
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