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  • BLOGGER IN MIDDLE-EARTH  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Homeopathy – A Cure for Ebola?
    In 1988 there was an attempt to provide some explanation of how homeopathy might work. 'New Zealand Green Party Member of Parliament, Steffan Browning , has recently caused a stir by supporting a petition appealing to the World Health Organisation to use homeopathy in the treatment of the deadly disease ebola. Browning later posted his support to Facebook. The petition was launched by the controversial Australian homeopath, Fran Sheffield, on the change.org site. New Zealand Green Party co-leader Russell Norman said that the action of his colleague in signing the petition was “unwise”.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Instructor Led Training…Is It Still the Gold Standard?
    In addition, although ILT provides the opportunity for instructor-learner interaction, in practice one-on-one instruction rarely takes place. This provides not only interaction during the course, but also various forums for follow-up after the course has ended. They can provide both adaptability and consistency. Courses can include a range of material with which learners can engage depending on their needs, while video-based delivery provides training consistency. 'In the training world, we often refer to instructor-led-training (ILT) as the gold standard.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014
    [Providers] Getting SaaS-y on Release Management: HR Heads to the Cloud
    Unlike their on-premise predecessors, these applications support rapid deployment and redeployment of new functionality—ranging between two and five new releases annually (some providers have continual rolling updates, so new fixes and features can appear almost weekly). Because the SaaS solution provider has multiple releases a year, the contents of each release should be reviewed carefully. This is following a market trend that sees the amount spent on cloud technology reaching as much as $14 billion by the end of 2014.) Bersin by Deloitte. June, 2014. Bersin by Deloitte.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014
    [Providers] HR by the Algorithm: Playing by the Numbers
    Rather than looking for a crystal ball, the intent in these algorithms is to use mathematics (referred to as “science” by the vendors) to provide HR with the data points for better decision making. Just this morning I listened to one solution provider, Ultimate Software, talk about its retention predictor and upcoming high-performance predictor. Will anyone in an organization take to time to figure out how a software-provided algorithm works and evaluate the validity of the data used by the program to support such a conclusion within his or her specific environment?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Providers] Corporate Learning Technology Market On Fire
    As many of you know, corporate training is going through a renaissance and a tremendous number of new technologies, content providers, and solutions are now available. 'The corporate learning technology market is hot. Today we released our newest research on the Learning Management Systems market and it shows a 21% growth to over $2.5 billion in 2014. Every one of these areas demands a corporate learning platform - a system which manages courses, content, and creates a compelling experience for employees. " This course is free and we encourage you to share it among your teams.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] High-Impact Talent Acquisition: The Big Reveal
    Two times more influential than the remaining performance drivers, the development of robust candidate pools should be top of mind for recruiters, as they are tasked with providing “just-in-time” candidates, as well as talent solutions for the future. 'Today is an exciting day as we published the first-ever Bersin by Deloitte Talent Acquisition Maturity Model and the key findings from our High-Impact Talent Acquisition (HITA) study! However, the TA function is highly dynamic with multiple types of employees (e.g., one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] ‘Tis the Season…for High Tech Announcements
    'While too soon for the holidays and just post-back-to-school frenzies for many, it is indeed the season for new and interesting product developments from the HR software providers. The timing for new tech product announcements has gravitated to the fall because of the predominance of the HR Tech conference (Las Vegas, October 7-10 this year) as a two-ton gorilla for providers of solutions to the HR market. But talent suite providers have been busy as well, increasing the metrics and the ability to actually analyze employee and trend data. And the learning part?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] It's All About the Candidate Experience
    On Friday, September 19 th , I had the pleasure of attending the first-ever Candidate Experience Symposium , organized by the Talent Board, with sponsors from the talent acquisition solution provider industry. 'The last two weeks have been all about the candidate experience for me. They announced the 62 US winners of the North American Candidate Experience Awards (or CandEs)—for the full listing, see this link. And a special congratulations to those twelve organizations that won with distinction, designated by an asterisk. what would they really like to do) and their lives (e.g.,
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
    [Providers] Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?
    Earlier this year Wiley acquired CrossKnowledge with this same goal: providing a more integrated, embedded, and engaging learning experience for corporate employees. The combined company now has nearly 10,000 customers, more than 60 million users, and more than 2,400 employees around the world, making it among the largest corporate training providers. Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. 'A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. One could call it "SkillTotal."). ").
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Providers] Tech-ventures: Update from the Trenches
    The current attention across solution providers to improve the user experience is driving innovators to create “cool” user interfaces that are intuitive – and, dare we say, fun to use. ADP, Ultimate Software, and Ceridian provide capabilities that can track and calculate ACA actionability. To a one, the providers mentioned here have dedicated major development dollars to the user experience—and it shows. And let’s look managing new releases; this sometimes hairy issue is also being addressed by today’s software providers.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics Driving HCM Technology Purchases
    Its workforce analytics solution provides access to HR data, benchmarks, and analysis capabilities. Oracle, Workday, and many other talent management system providers will also be at the event showcasing their analytics solutions. 'The HCM technology market is hot. Our 2014 research shows that 20 percent of HCM software buyers will replace their current standalone talent applications with an integrated talent management suite over the next 12 to 18 months. What’s driving the purchase of HCM systems? See Figure 1.) IBM will be prominent among crowd.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] 2014 KMWorld Promise and Reality award finalists: KM PROMISE AWARD
    This award is given to the organization that is delivering the promise to its customers by providing innovative technology solutions for implementing and integrating knowledge management practices into their business processes. 'Many companies promise that their technology is the best knowledge management solution. One of the greatest challenges for organizations purchasing these technologies is to determine which of the companies will deliver on its promise. Link to full article here. Featured News
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014
    [Providers] 6 Ways Digitally-Enabled Learning Improves Productivity
    Equally important, digitally-enabled learning provides freedom for the facilitator and/or course designer, too. '“According to i4cp surveys, improving employee productivity is one of the most important people-management issues, with almost 9 out of 10 participants predicting that the issue will grow in importance over the next decade.”. Can digitally-enabled learning improve workplace productivity? Absolutely. If business needs are aligned with what we want from our jobs (our intrinsic motivation), then our productivity flourishes. What do we want from our jobs? Improve Communication.
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2014
    [Providers] First Captivate 8 Patch Released
    Aside from the various fixes and updates provided, one significant bit of the update applies to folks who may be more ‘power users’ of Captivate and have custom templates and such. 'This is week-old news but worth a quick post to refresh the notice that a patch has been released for Captivate 8, bringing it up to 8.0.1.242. Assuming you have a subscription to CP8 (it’s difficult to get a license that’s not a subscription), fire-up Captivate and click Help > Updates. Adobe’s Official Notice , highlighting: Responsive Drag’n’Drop. Publishing to.exe has returned. link].
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] How To Export A SCORM Package
    With Guru, you CAN generate a SCORM package of your game, export it, and provide it to an LMS administrator for upload into your LMS. Once you have the file, you can provide the SCORM package to your LMS administrator for uploading to your LMS. 'The optimal way to experience a Guru game is via the web application. However, sometimes the organization requires tracking of completion via an LMS. The game play itself will be the same for players. What will be missing are the leaderboards and any opportunity to see how other players are doing. Quick Steps List. Be aware! conformant.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] How to Send Players an Email from the Guru Game Wizard
    To provide recognition or to gently encourage inactive player(s) to return to the game. Type your message in the provided space and click the button that acknowledges you have reviewed the message and are ready to send. 'The Guru Game Wizard allows you to send email messages to different players or subsets of players within your Guru game. There are several occasions where sending an in-game email to a player or a group of players can be useful. You may be running a contest. Quick Steps. Within the MANAGE PLAYERS tab, select the  Notifications submenu option.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Creating Good Topic Objectives
    It will help you think about the cognitive skill you want learners to do and provide verb choices that match. 'There are three keys to a successful Knowledge Guru game: Relevant topics. Strong, specific objectives that relate to the game topics. Well-written, relevant questions that link to the objectives. This post focuses on the objectives you create for a game, and gives you tips on creating good ones…and avoiding bad ones. well-written objective links tightly to the topic it is associated with. Check out the image below. The ones on the right are much better. ”).
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Developing a Guru Game: Overview of the Steps
    For each objection, provide an accurate answer to the objection using clinical trial results where appropriate. 'A good game is distinguished from a bad game in these ways: Concise game topics that link to whatever game name you created. Example: Product Guru should have to topics relevant to the products your company sells. Safety Guru should have topics related to safety). Measurable, specific topic objectives that link to the topic. Well-written g ame questions that assess a learner’s ability to meet the topic objective. Step 1: Decide which game type is best: Legend or Quest.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
    [Providers] Understanding the Roles in Knowledge Guru
    Provide a link to a “live scoreboard” if someone wants to use a Guru game as part of a live event. i. 'Every Knowledge Guru subscription includes four user roles. This post summarizes what each role can do. Account Owner. This role serves as our primary point of contact;  They can do these things: Function as a System Administrator: www.theknowledgeguru.com/systemadmin/. Depending on the subscription license, they may be able to create additional system admininstrators. Have access to   Manage Accounts  tab within system administration site; other system admins do not.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Why and How to Include Performance Challenges in a Quest game
    Describe your challenge in the  Description  field provided. Provide clear directions on what learners are supposed to do. You might provide a link to a video, a blog article, or a checklist. 'One of the neat features if you choose to create a Quest game type is the ability to have “performance challenges” be part of the game play experience. If you include performance challenges in your Quest game type, players will see a center icon in the game world with flags on it. The flags indicate how many challenges you have included. Quick Steps. Click SAVE CHALLENGE.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Legend or Quest? Choosing the right game type for your needs (part 1 – Quest)
    Each type provides an engaging game experience for learners so what’s the difference between them. This This personality is reflected in the feedback the Guru provides to the player during game play. More intensive feedback – feedback is provided after every question, every level, and every World in the game.  t. If you provide multi-day training, a Quest game can be a terrific supplement that reinforces content as well as pushing people to execute skill practice activities. This blog post focuses on Quest. Quest requires IE9 or higher. Quest does not.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Providers] A source of a great assignment for ECON students & faculty members
    Businesses contribute to society by creating and making available products and services that improve people’s lives in tangible ways, while simultaneously providing employment that enables people to afford the products and services of other businesses. Despite its ability to generate prosperity, capitalism is under attack. By shaking up our long-held assumptions about how and why the system works, we can improve it. Potential questions: What are the basic tenets of capitalism? How is it taught? What are the main points that the authors want you to grapple with? If so, why? 
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
    [Providers] Easygenerator is looking for an Online Marketing Intern!
    Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. 'Online Marketing Internship. Easygenerator is a young,  rapidly growing Internet business. It enables instructional designers and subject matter experts to create learning materials with  a high learning impact. The software is used by over 5,000 users in more than 120 countries, in corporations, not-for-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions. What do we offer? An exciting internship in a high growth company. You will be  a critical part of the team with  your own assigned tasks and responsibilities.
  • ONLINE COACHING CLASS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 2014
    [Providers] Want to grow your online coaching business with Helpouts by Google?
    They launched with more than 1.000 providers. It seems they are keeping it still a bit in ‘beta’, as a provider you also need to get an invitation code first so they are also really looking for a controlled growth. LiveNinja has more than 3.000 providers (March 2013), LiveNinja does not have a subscription plan and charges also 20%, your money comes in through PayPal. Find more information on how to sign up as provider here. The service has been launched in November 2013 and is still in its early days. Current state of Google Helpouts.
  • ONLINE COACHING CLASS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
    [Providers] Learning Management Systems (LMS): elearning on a rise?
    The market of learning management systems providers is heavily fragmented. 'A new report has been released of Bersin by Deloitte  on Learning Management Systems 2014: Making the Right Decision to Support High-Impact Learning. The Learning Managements Systems 2014 report  in brief is available to download for free. First things first: the results are no less than impressive, the market is over $2.5B and grew more than 21% this year. In the US 15% of all training spending went to technologies, which is the most Bersin has seen as of now. We can conclude that elearning is definitely hot.
  • ONLINE COACHING CLASS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Providers] Google Classroom: the best reviews and resources for you
    For teachers it’s an easy solution to post updates on classes, add homework assignments, add and remove students and provide students with feedback and grades. He also lists some features which are not available in Google Classroom, which more mature LMS providers do have. 'Google is stepping into the booming LMS (learning management systems) market. Recently they released their product Google Classroom , and it is now since August 12  open for all teachers. Anyone with a Google Apps for Education account can use the service, for free. Resources on Google Classroom.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
    [Providers] Meet Amelia: the computer that’s after your job [Curtis]
    … Amelia has already been trialled within a number of Fortune 1000 companies, in areas such as manning technology help desks, procurement processing, financial trading operations support and providing expert advice for field engineers. 'Excerpt:  “Amelia, on the other hand, started out not with the intention of winning Jeopardy, but with the pure intention of answering the question posed by Alan Turing in 1950 – can machines think?” How should our curricula change/adapt to these trends? How should employees reinvent themselves and protect their futures?
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
    [Providers] Easygenerator’s new Feature: Content items
    This blog series will provide a short introduction of each of the functionalities with a video of the feature. 'Introduction. Every 8 weeks, easygenerator updates its cloud based authoring tool with new functionality. Content Items. In easygenerator you can add stand-alone content and information, but this should be done with caution. It is important to add only the necessary information to a course. However, in most cases, it’s better to add content directly to a question which ties to learning objectives. Learning e-Learning Software Easygenerator
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014
    [Providers] How do I use Course Enrollment Reports?
    This report provides enrollment data for one specified course across the entire LMS based on a specific date range, listing all users with transcript activity for that course 'Have you ever been caught off guard by the output of the Course Enrollments report? Not quite sure what filter criteria to use to achieve the desired results? This step-by-step guide will walk you through each option.
  • 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?” 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. McGrath: Couple of questions for you.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Bloomfire Helps LIVESTRONG Foundation Unite Employees and Volunteers in Improving the Lives of People Affected by Cancer
    Their iconic yellow LIVE STRONG wristbands, more than 87 million in circulation, symbolize the organization’s efforts to provide free services to cancer patients and survivors while advocating policies that improve their quality of life. 'The LIVE STRONG Foundation is one of world’s most successful and influential nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by cancer. The Austin-based organization has served more than 2.5 million people affected by cancer and raised more than $500 million to support cancer survivors. The Challenge. The Solution.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Providers] Please Vote for our SXSW 2015 Panels
    What does it mean to provide bottom-up leadership? 'Hey Bloomfire fans! The SXSW 2015 PanelPicker is open, and we would truly appreciate a “thumbs up” vote for our panel submissions, “ Using Social to Build Community Around a Cause ,” and “ How to Embrace Anarchy as a Business Advantage.” ” To vote, simply click on the links to the panels, fill out the easy registration, and give the panel a thumbs up. You can vote one time for each panel. Our panel submissions include: Using Social to Build Community Around a Cause. Questions Answered.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Providers] Bloomfire Continues to Lead in User Experience with New Features Focused on Content Creation, Discovery, Community, and Mobile
    AUSTIN, TX – August 19, 2014 – Bloomfire, a leading provider of enterprise knowledge and collaboration software , today announced new features focused on content creation, discovery, community, and mobile that will continue to improve how teams work together to efficiently share and leverage group expertise. It’s different because of the insights and context provided around the information we want to share. Provide a group context when searching or contributing. This will avoid duplication of content by providing answers that may already exist. Related Questions.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Providers] CMSWire: Bloomfire’s Collaboration Train Steams On
    Homepage customization provides greater brand control to customer admins and a more robust content navigation experience for end users, he added. 'CMSWire put a spotlight on Bloomfire’s new collaboration features in a recent article. The story quotes CEO Bob Zukis on how Bloomfire is different: “Bloomfire enables true team-based collaboration by leveraging multiple types of content — files, videos, web links, questions, announcements — and putting this information in the hands of those who need it when they need it.” ’” Check out the full article here.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014
    [Providers] Bloomfire Introduces Send to Bloomfire; Extends Integration with Box
    The company will be providing demos of the software, as well as its Box integration in booth 23. '“Send to Bloomfire” allows customers to add and keep a file in sync from Box to Bloomfire without leaving Box. AUSTIN, TX – August 28, 2014 – Bloomfire, a leading enterprise knowledge and collaboration platform , today announced a deeper integration with Box through its new “ Send to Bloomfire ” feature. In April, the company announced an initial integration, allowing customers to upload content directly to Bloomfire from Box. Tuesday, Sept. Wednesday, Sept. Related. About Bloomfire.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
    [Providers] The Miracle Foundation Accelerates Team Development Overseas with Bloomfire
    Bloomfire provides them with self-paced learning programs that they can complete online. 'The Miracle Foundation transforms the lives of orphan children and empowers them to reach their full potential by revolutionizing the way orphanages are run, funded, and managed. Founded in 2000, this rapidly growing nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas works to improve the international standard of orphan care. The Miracle Foundation currently supports more than 600 children living in orphanages in rural India, and has exciting plans for expansion in the next year. The Challenge.
  • THE ELEARNING NOMAD  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [Providers] E-learning in the development sector should be grounded in social constructivism
    They tap into their own experiences to do this and explore tools provided (which may or may not be new to them). 'So far this year our team has developed more self-paced e-learning modules (we use Articulate StoryLine) than eWorkshops for the development sector. can’t bite the hand that feeds us, but it saddens me. Don’t get me wrong – I love being part of a team that develops Articulate modules full of great real-life scenarios with clever decision-making opportunities. It’s smart and creative. Yet, it leaves me with a “yes, but” feel at the end. Now the tricky part. There is hope.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 30, 2014
    [Providers] Going-there Makes Moves with Latitude Learning LMS
    The Latitude LMS provides flexible online training for one of the industry''s leading international relocation specialists. 'Latitude Learning has recently added Going-there Destination Services as a new LMS client. Click to read the full article
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014
    [Providers] DevCorner: Outside the Eye – Where App Innovation and Creativity Meet
    It providers similar functionality to Apple’s “Atom Inspector”, “Media Info”, and other desktop applications that parse and display video files. Latin Phrasebook is a lightweight Android app that provides a rich collection of Latin phrases, their English translations, and many literary references. 'At TechSmith, we are passionate about creating great software and keeping up with the latest technology. That passion does not stop when we leave the office. Many of us have side projects that help us hone our skills and expand our horizons. It is a big hit at parties. All Together Now.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Providers] 14. Three social contexts for learning
    It provides us with a great deal of flexibility as learners because we control the pace at which we learn as well as when, where and for how long. This can provide useful benefits in terms of shared insights and experiences, mutual support and a degree of peer pressure, although this comes at the expense of flexibility and individual attention. 'Regardless of the strategy or strategies that you choose, there is another key decision to make in terms of the people who will be involved in the learning process. Organisations also benefit because of the cost-efficiencies. technologies.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Providers] 15. Eating elephants
    Break your programme down into key stages or elements, for example: preparing the learner, presenting learning content, providing opportunities for practice, offering feedback, providing opportunities for reflection and planning, application to the real-job environment, providing on-going support. 'Some learning requirements are relatively straightforward and it becomes evident very quickly what the most effective methods will be. For this reason, as with eating elephants, it pays to take it one bite at a time. This is where the opportunities arise for blended learning.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Providers] 17. More and more media to choose from
    Of course all learning was originally accomplished face-to-face, providing an immediacy to the interaction, a rich sensory experience (you see, you hear, you touch, you smell) and, if you’re lucky enough to be one-on-one, the ultimate in personalisation. Books, when they arrived, provided the counterbalance, by allowing learners more independence and the ability to control the pace with which they learned. The invention of the telephone provided additional connectivity for learners and tutors working at a distance. Next up :   Why some learning simply must be face-to-face.
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
    [Providers] 19. Why we shouldn’t write-off offline media
    As a learner, asynchronous communication provides you with the greatest flexibility – you can learn what you want, as fast or slow as you want, as often as you want and wherever you want. 'Offline media can be simply defined by the fact that you do not need to be online to consume the content. The first example of an offline medium was the printed page, which did, of course, revolutionise learning. In the twentieth century we also found ways to record and distribute sounds and moving pictures, using an assortment of tapes, films and discs. Blog blended
  • ONLIGNMENT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2013
    [Providers] 20. Why the majority of learning will take place online
    If, as a learner, you want to collaborate with your peers in real-time, you can do so with all sorts of tools from simple text chat, to online telephony using tools like Skype, through to sophisticated web conferencing systems which provide a virtual classroom experience. Sites such as the Khan Academy , providing video tuition in maths and science, have already reached more than 100 million learners. 'The networked computer rather complicates the choice of learning media, primarily because the Internet accommodates both synchronous and asynchronous communication. Blog blended
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014
    [Providers] CMSWire: Bloomfire’s Collaboration Train Steams On
    Homepage customization provides greater brand control to customer admins and a more robust content navigation experience for end users, he added. 'CMSWire put a spotlight on Bloomfire’s new collaboration features in a recent article. The story quotes CEO Bob Zukis on how Bloomfire is different: “Bloomfire enables true team-based collaboration by leveraging multiple types of content — files, videos, web links, questions, announcements — and putting this information in the hands of those who need it when they need it.” ’” Check out the full article here.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Scott Oser
    And so, if you want to translate that to associations I think the real key is that they’re going to have to know what their members’ needs are and be able to forecast a little bit what their members’ needs are going to be and then provide that unique set of education so that their members are always up with the times. What kind of value can they provide to those unique segments that are going to need different skills going forward. 'Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. My name is Jack McGrath. Oser: Exactly, yeah. We have members.” Oser: Exactly.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: KiKi L’Italien
    They can supply the kind of expertise that’s needed in a lot of cases that higher education just doesn’t provide. You have associations though, that are out there for every aspect of business, and so you have the ability to provide expertise in areas that people just cannot get that granular and focused and, you know, being able to provide that. How are we able to provide that information to people?” 'Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. Today we’re going to be talking to Kiki L’Italien who is a social media consultant. Welcome.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014
    [Providers] DevCorner: HighCharts – Effectively Visualizing Data
    Highcharts is loaded with functionality, providing charts of all types. Understandably so, the sample code provided by charting tools (not just Highcharts) highlights how to use the charting tool’s features, but often leave the task of getting your data into the right format for the developer. The graph service provides a contract of the data format it expects and is responsible for transforming that data into the collection of properties appropriate for Highcharts. 'If a picture is worth a thousand words, a well-designed chart or graph can speak volumes.
  • GAME ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2014
    [Providers] Issues Impeding Learning Innovation
    It's often that they are not provided the tools or the time to succeed. Throughout the corporate L&D industry, we frequently provide less-than-optimal learning solutions (often due to environmental obstacles quite difficult to overcome) in the form of learning that is not very engaging or effective. 'Our Game On! Learning team speaks with hundreds of organizations each month. And we've been hearing a lot about the too-slow rate of innovation in Talent Development, and the frustration L&D professionals are feeling. Here are some of the common themes.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
    [Providers] The Lectora User’s Conference and my First Big Presentation - Part 7: Practice practice practice (um)
    have provided a few takeaways that you can apply to your own challenges, and use to make your own solutions. 'By Mary Word We have been discussing the content of the presentation, and the challenges and solutions at the core of it. have not gone into the nitty-gritty detail of it, but I think I have covered the high points. Maybe some specifics, too, if you are a Lectora developer. Now let’s get back to the presentation itself. Content is important, and without it your talk can be all smoke and mirrors. But don’t forget that root word ‘present’—the verb, that is. Read more. read more
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Kiki L’Italien
    They can supply the kind of expertise that’s needed in a lot of cases that higher education just doesn’t provide. You have associations though, that are out there for every aspect of business, and so you have the ability to provide expertise in areas that people just cannot get that granular and focused and, you know, being able to provide that. How are we able to provide that information to people?” 'Jack McGrath: Hi and welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. Today we’re going to be talking to Kiki L’Italien who is a social media consultant. Welcome.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. 'Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. 'With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Providers] Update on Technology: Review from Analyst Days
    The four solution providers are very different in their product sets, their marketing messages and their targeted audiences. key metric for any HR provider expanding into integrated talent management is the attachment rate – how many added modules of HCM functionality are sold to those initial purchasers. All numbers herein are as reported by the providers to analysts at their respective events. 'Tis the season -- of analyst briefings: those events in which companies strut their stuff, as it were, before the industry analyst community. What taught my eye was TIM!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Providers] Workday Recruiting: Will It Disrupt The Talent Acquisition Software Market?
    By looking at talent acquisition as a process which is both an external and internal one (internal talent mobility is a critical part of recruiting), Workday has built a platform that addresses the entire talent lifecycle, integrated with Workday’s core HR application to provide a rich set of functionality for all stakeholders in the process. number of complementary partnerships are in place, including providers of background checking, video interviewing (Workday integrates HireVue), and job boards, demonstrating the completeness of Workday’s approach. Enter Workday.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Markets in the Middle: Getting to the Heart of Mid-market Enterprises
    Recognizing that its commitments to its mid-market customers may have initially exceeded its ability to deliver “as promised,” Chicago-based SilkRoad, a provider of core HR and integrated talent management applications, is going back to the drawing board. It is not uncommon for young software companies to outsell their capacity to provide the support and services their mid-market customers require, but it is unfortunate when it happens. Human capital management solution providers are increasingly recognizing the value of excellent service and support.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] It���s Not Too Late for Some Spring Cleaning: Time to Dust Off Your Online Brand
    Social media now provides candidates and recruiters with that all-important first impression. 'Now that spring has finally arrived for most of us, the grass is growing and the flowers are finally blooming. With spring in the air and the promise of summer, companies and jobseekers alike are busy planning their vacations and planning for their futures. For some industries, summer hiring is accelerating based on seasonal business needs. Some organizations are onboarding new talent before the lazy days of summer set in and employees are taking time off. is the #3 top TA performance driver.
  • 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.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Creative Minds: In and Out of Silicon Valley
    Venturocket, co-founded by Marc Hoag, intends to introduce job seekers directly to hiring managers, circumventing recruiters and headhunters, while his second start-up Crowd Vitae provides jobseekers with crowdsourced résumé feedback. The fresh new faces on the market may provide a novel twist on talent acquisition and other talent management areas – but these do not change the function or the business process; they do not tip an age-old existing practice on its head and shake it into a new way of doing things. I’d love to see our start-ups focus on that!
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
    [Providers] Bloomfire Transcends Borders, Connects People and Information for CISabroad International Studies Program
    It helps provide up-to-date, reliable knowledge to those who need it, when they need it.” 'CISabroad is an international education organization in Northampton, MA that offers study abroad programs, international internships, and summer study programs for college students in over 40 countries around the world. The Challenge. With employees, education partners and students spread across 40 countries, CISabroad needed a way to share knowledge with remote contacts. The Search. ” The Solution. CISabroad is using Bloomfire on two fronts. ” The Results.
  • BLOOMFIRE  |  MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014
    [Providers] CMSWire: Facebook Thinks You’ll ‘Like’ Enterprise Collaboration
    Bob Zukis, CEO of Austin, Texas-based Bloomfire, an enterprise collaboration provider, told CMSWire that Facebook, in its current form, isn’t a collaboration tool. 'Bloomfire CEO Bob Zukis is quoted in this CMSWire article about the idea of creating a version of Facebook for the enterprise. An excerpt: As for the concept of cloning Facebook in the enterprise, some are not fans. It was designed, he told us, as a personal communications platform. “And even as a communications tool, it’s not a great one in the context of work,” Zukis said.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014
    [Providers] Online Christian Colleges [affordablecollegesonline.org]
    Lastly the guide provides actionable affordability tips, scholarship opportunities, and additional resources. 'Per Dan Schuessler, Chief Affordability Officer, Affordable Colleges Foundation: While the guide covers the basics about what to it expect at a Christian college, it also goes deeper by offering expert interviews from administrators at several universities so that students can get inside look at what it means to attend a Christian institution. Another somewhat related resource: Liberal Arts Online Learning.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Creative Minds: In and Out of Silicon Valley
    Venturocket, co-founded by Marc Hoag, intends to introduce job seekers directly to hiring managers, circumventing recruiters and headhunters, while his second start-up Crowd Vitae provides jobseekers with crowdsourced résumé feedback. The fresh new faces on the market may provide a novel twist on talent acquisition and other talent management areas – but these do not change the function or the business process; they do not tip an age-old existing practice on its head and shake it into a new way of doing things. I’d love to see our start-ups focus on that!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Why Your CFO Should be Your BFF
    One analytics leader I talked with recently described his CFO as his “BFF,” noting that his CFO has helped him to gain access to data, explain different financial measures, and has provided staffing support for analytics projects. 'The majority of HR teams still have a long way to go in establishing confidence in their analytics capabilities. That's no big surprise. But what did surprise us was how low the number still is: our study last year found that only 15% of the organizations surveyed believe their HR teams have strong credibility in talent metrics and analytics.
  • GOOD PRACTICE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014
    [Providers] Learning needs analysis not rigorous enough in L&D
    To meet this requirement L&D needs to step up and provide more responsive and agile ‘just in time’ learning as and when it’s needed. 'All good L&D practitioners recognise the need to conduct learning needs analysis across the workforce – but how often should they do this? Our brand new 2014 UK Learning Trends Report reveals some key insights into this classic L&D area of responsibility. Traditionally, most organisations have analysed their Learning needs annually. 80% say they do this every six months or less. with GoodPractice’s Owen Ferguson and Stef Scott.
  • PROPROFS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    [Providers] Track where learners spend most of their time
    As the author, you can use this information and simplify the details on the page; provide explanations that make the contents easy and significantly improve the course. 'With ProProfs, you can now trace the time learners spend on every page of your training course. Our new feature lets you to not only see the total time taken by your learner on the overall course, but also analyze how much time they spent on every page as well. With this data, you can examine and break down the time spent on each page or learning module and get crucial insights about your learner. How does this help?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] Creative Minds: In and Out of Silicon Valley
    Venturocket, co-founded by Marc Hoag, intends to introduce job seekers directly to hiring managers, circumventing recruiters and headhunters, while his second start-up Crowd Vitae provides jobseekers with crowdsourced résumé feedback. The fresh new faces on the market may provide a novel twist on talent acquisition and other talent management areas – but these do not change the function or the business process; they do not tip an age-old existing practice on its head and shake it into a new way of doing things. I’d love to see our start-ups focus on that!
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014
    [Providers] Reflections on “The Internet of Things will radically change your Big Data strategy” [Kavis]
    Some companies are still hanging on to the belief that they can manage their own data centers better than the various cloud providers out there. because that is what it will take to provide the appropriate amount of bandwidth, disk storage, and compute power to keep up with the demand for data ingestion, storage, and real-time analytics that will serve the business needs. 'The Internet of Things will radically change your Big Data strategy  – from forbes.com by Mike Kavis. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025.
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Techsmith Repository
    'Techsmith provides several excellent tools useful in eLearning courseware development. Someday I hope to provide a post with an actual bit of depth regarding my favorite Techsmith tool, Camtasia. This quickie post, however, could be just be considered more a prominent bookmark. While I have the latest version (as of this posting) of Captivate 8 on my primary machine, I recently needed to install version 6 to work with a colleague’s file. Got the old 6.0.3 installer, dug up my old key, made the needed project edits, and sent the updated source back to my colleague.
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013
    [Providers] CME Blended Learning: CHEST 2013
    CHEST 2013 showcased ACCP’s dedication to provide high-tech and high quality continuing education opportunities for their members. 'Web Courseworks team members were thrilled to visit the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) annual conference this week.  As demonstrated at the conference, ACCP uses Coursestage (Web Courseworks’ LMS platform) in effective ways: share online content to members. facilitate hands-on learning. assess performances. grant continuing medical education credits (CMEs). Check out some great pictures from their visit! Certification Online.
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [Providers] Proactive, Not Reactive: Strategic with Technology
    By providing information and services to their members, associations can make money and grow in order to improve those offerings.  'A Research Review. “…we abandoned the term e-learning entirely.” ” Wow! Bold Bold words grace the second paragraph of the latest research done by Tagoras founders Jeff Cobb  and Celisa Steele.  In their freshly published (and free to download!) research, Association Learning & Technology 2014 , Cobb and Steele analyze how 200 associations report using technology to “enable and enhance learning.”. What’s in? This means strategy.
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [Providers] E-Learning in 2014: The Four “M” #trends
    Adapting e-Learning for a variety of desktop browsers continues to be important for content providers, but we predict that 2014 will be the year that “ m-Learning ” really gets a significant look from associations. We predict that more e-Learning companies and professional associations will work together in 2014 to provide a MOOC-like experience for their employees and their members. The majority of learners process information best in smaller amounts, and there are many ways to provide this type of instruction. 'This post is gonna party like it’s January 1, 2014. Yahoo!
  • MANAGING ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [Providers] Let Go Through BPO for eLearning
    So, associations strive to provide those opportunities to their members. This is particularly true for learning provided over the Internet. So, the association hires experts to provide the services to fill that need. This is, instead, one of many services they provide to their members.  Many processes go into providing that service, processes that should not cause an association’s time or resources to spiral out of control. When faced with limited time and resources for moving an entire department up on the CCM model, BPO provides relief for associations.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [Providers] Struggling to Engage Learners? Help is at Hand!
    If you are struggling with learner engagement we have 3 great resources to help you connect with your learners more successfully - one will take about an hour of your time but will help you establish the foundation for long term success and 2 will provide you with some quick wins on the back of your investment! 'If you are looking quick wins and a long term fix to help you engage learners, read on. As life gets busier, time gets tighter and often the important stuff like reflecting and learning, gets pushed to one side. So how can we engage staff more successfully?
  • LEARNING ROCKS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [Providers] When social is a taxing problem
    In this respect we''re quite lucky; with our current performance and learning management suite provider we have access to an advanced, mature enterprise social network (ESN) platform that is integrated with current user profiles. 'One of the projects I''ve been keen to push on with my current employer is extending our elearning provision beyond the isolated horrors of the self-study elearning "course" to more collaborative social opportunities. Extending access to new users is simply a process of adding that permission to their profile and they are in. So far, so good. social learning
  • ELEARNING CHEF  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [Providers] ADA/508/504 and Video Accessibility
    receives federal subsidy, which can include web content provided by educational institutions and government agencies. Providing captions and transcripts with your video not only increases accessibility but can help the overall efficacy and engagement of your video content for everyone. The Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA , 1990) covers federal, state, and local jurisdictions, and applies to a wide range of domains, including employment, public entities, telecommunications, and places of public accommodation. 508/Accessibility Academics Multimedia
  • 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. 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, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. 'Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. 'With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Providers] Update on Technology: Review from Analyst Days
    The four solution providers are very different in their product sets, their marketing messages and their targeted audiences. key metric for any HR provider expanding into integrated talent management is the attachment rate – how many added modules of HCM functionality are sold to those initial purchasers. All numbers herein are as reported by the providers to analysts at their respective events. 'Tis the season -- of analyst briefings: those events in which companies strut their stuff, as it were, before the industry analyst community. What taught my eye was TIM!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
    [Providers] Workday Recruiting: Will It Disrupt The Talent Acquisition Software Market?
    By looking at talent acquisition as a process which is both an external and internal one (internal talent mobility is a critical part of recruiting), Workday has built a platform that addresses the entire talent lifecycle, integrated with Workday’s core HR application to provide a rich set of functionality for all stakeholders in the process. number of complementary partnerships are in place, including providers of background checking, video interviewing (Workday integrates HireVue), and job boards, demonstrating the completeness of Workday’s approach. Enter Workday.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Markets in the Middle: Getting to the Heart of Mid-market Enterprises
    Recognizing that its commitments to its mid-market customers may have initially exceeded its ability to deliver “as promised,” Chicago-based SilkRoad, a provider of core HR and integrated talent management applications, is going back to the drawing board. It is not uncommon for young software companies to outsell their capacity to provide the support and services their mid-market customers require, but it is unfortunate when it happens. Human capital management solution providers are increasingly recognizing the value of excellent service and support.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014
    [Providers] It’s Not Too Late for Some Spring Cleaning: Time to Dust Off Your Online Brand
    Social media now provides candidates and recruiters with that all-important first impression. 'Now that spring has finally arrived for most of us, the grass is growing and the flowers are finally blooming. With spring in the air and the promise of summer, companies and jobseekers alike are busy planning their vacations and planning for their futures. For some industries, summer hiring is accelerating based on seasonal business needs. Some organizations are onboarding new talent before the lazy days of summer set in and employees are taking time off. is the #3 top TA performance driver.
  • THE KNOWLEDGE SUPPLY CHAIN  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013
    [Providers] Rich Media PDFs
    The procedure provides the accurate details for the task, while the videos provide situational context and a sense of the flow of the transaction. 'You’ve seen multimedia that you would love to use in corporate communication. Unfortunately, the corporate IT department is very security-conscious. They resist installing a new server or web application inside the firewall, and they forbid putting corporate information on outside hosts. They ‘encourage’ everyone use the company’s secure document management system (.e.g., Is video out of the question? iPOV’s Rich Media PDF. Video
  • THE KNOWLEDGE SUPPLY CHAIN  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] Resource Management
    Develop a project-specific staffing strategy Review, consult, and edit job postings Review provider profiles and make recommendations for a short list Teach techniques like the “all-star”, “pro” and “draft pick” classification etc. everything in Bronze)D Participate in provider job interviews Make ongoing team structure and restructure recommendations Train providers to follow project standards and use standard tools etc. 'Deeperpoint can help you navigate the unfamiliar waters of global freelancer hiring. Silver.
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
    [Providers] Friday Spotlight: This is OptumInsight!
    But with such a diverse workforce, many OptumInsight employees were unaware of all the markets the organization serves, or how it provides solutions to these various markets. A variety of sleek, vibrant, media types provide a fun, dynamic, and compelling welcome to the company, culminating with the OptumInsight challenge. 'OptumInsight is driven by the philosophy that information and technology are the keys to transform the healthcare industry and improve people’s lives. To see more, contact Enspire today for a demo of  This is OptumInsight ! appeared first on Enspire.
  • THE LEARNING DISPATCH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Providers] Excel Tip: Formatting a Table
    'Microsoft Office Excel 2010 provides numerous predefined table styles (or quick styles) that you can use to quickly format a table. If the predefined table styles don''t meet your needs, you can create and apply a custom table style. Although you can delete only a custom table style, you can remove any table style so that it is no longer applied to the data. Choose a table style when you create a table: On the worksheet, select a range of cells that you want to quickly format as a table. On the Home tab in the Styles group, click Format as Table. Before formatting has been applied.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud
    And, an advantage to its customers, the analytics are included at no additional charge with each application – not a bolt-on on the side, bearing extra cost, as some other solution providers do. 'Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The conference as a whole was excellent. Here’s our take for you, our members: 1.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [Providers] Why Companies Need a Chief Learning Architect
    Learning management systems, MOOCs , simulation tools, content management systems, new content providers, social profiles, collaborative learning, video sharing, mobile learning, on-demand learning, new forms of assessment, and the use of Big Data are all changing rapidly. Just like you have an IT architecture which provides standards, common platforms, and a constrained environment for IT in general, you also need one for learning. 'The world of corporate learning has gotten very complicated lately. Yes, this is a very complicated problem. " Need for a Learning Architecture.
  • 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. 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, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Wiley Acquires CrossKnowledge: New Player in Corporate Learning
    Over the last several years Wiley acquired Inscape (DISC assessment products), Profiles International (prehire and team assessments), Deltak (learning management system and student relationship platform for the education industry), and now CrossKnowledge , a fast-growing provider of corporate e-learning, LMS, and content management solutions. CrossKnowledge, unlike other LMS providers in the market, is a solid e-learning development company. 'Most of us know John Wiley and Sons. as a book publisher. Well surprise: the company is much more. All rights reserved
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Providers] The Impact of IMPACT
    The working session provided a comfortable forum for participants to share and learn from each other. 'With Bersin’s seventh annual IMPACT conference officially in the books and planning for the next already beginning, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the experience. While heralded as the “best-ever IMPACT” by Josh Bersin, the conference this year was particularly exciting for me as it was the first time I attended as a Bersin Analyst. Surrounded by amazing people, interesting conversations, and picturesque ocean views, IMPACT made quite an impact on me.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Providers] Update on Technology: Review from Analyst Days
    The four solution providers are very different in their product sets, their marketing messages and their targeted audiences. key metric for any HR provider expanding into integrated talent management is the attachment rate – how many added modules of HCM functionality are sold to those initial purchasers. All numbers herein are as reported by the providers to analysts at their respective events. 'Tis the season -- of analyst briefings: those events in which companies strut their stuff, as it were, before the industry analyst community. What taught my eye was TIM!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [Providers] Markets in the Middle: Getting to the Heart of Mid-market Enterprises
    Recognizing that its commitments to its mid-market customers may have initially exceeded its ability to deliver “as promised,” Chicago-based SilkRoad, a provider of core HR and integrated talent management applications, is going back to the drawing board. It is not uncommon for young software companies to outsell their capacity to provide the support and services their mid-market customers require, but it is unfortunate when it happens. Human capital management solution providers are increasingly recognizing the value of excellent service and support.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 2014
    [Providers] New Event - How to transform learning
    It will also provide an opportunity to introduce you to the new LTG company and will give you the chance to interact with some of the industry’s leading experts in learning, consulting and educational games. 'Do you need practical answers for a world demanding innovation? Join Towards Maturity and LTG’s new learning technologies firm on 18th July at One Drummond Gate in London to discover how you can transform your learning to meet today’s business challenges. Contributors will include Piers Lea, Imogen Casebourne, Andrew Joly and Paul Canty.
  • AARON SILVERS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2012
    [Providers] The Turn
    Make no mistake, though — this is where the ordinary service you’ve provided to your organization can become something vital and extraordinary. '“Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge” The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But of course… it probably isn’t. You don’t really want to know. You want to be fooled. But you wouldn’t clap yet. Silvers.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014
    [Providers] Easygenerator is looking for an online marketing intern
    Easygenerator provides cloud-based eLearning authoring software. 'Easygenerator is a young, rapidly growing Internet business. It enables instructional designers and subject matter experts to create learning materials with a high learning impact. The software is used by over 5,000 users in more than 120 countries, in corporations, not-for-profits, government agencies, and educational institutions. What do we offer? An exciting internship in a high growth company. You will be a critical part of the team with your own assigned tasks and responsibilities. What are you going to do?
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Improved adaptive courses with easygenerator’s Plus edition
    It will provide the learner with an at-a-glance view of the course, including location in the course and what additional pages and activities the learner must complete to reach their identified goal. The presentation below shows the template set-up and provides brief explanations of how to use it. 'Easygenerator and its partner, Inbrain, together have collaborated to create a completely new adaptive master page (template) for the Windows based Plus Edition of easygenerator. The best way to understand this new template and its approach is to see it.
  • EASYGENERATOR  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Providers] Creating eLearning Content around Learning Objectives with Simple and User-friendly Authoring Tools
    Figure 2 provides detailed information about the individual steps in the authoring process. Despite the value and advantages Tin Can provides, 56% of survey respondents have no familiarity with the Tin Can technology. 'The research was conducted and analyzed by our marketing colleague Rayna Topalska. In March 2014, easygenerator conducted a survey to identify trends in the eLearning arena. Research results indicated how eLearning professionals perceive the latest developments in the field, what challenges they face and what demands and requirements they have. eLearning Trends.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [Providers] New Strategic Partnership: Towards Maturity & CIPD collaborate to drive L&D innovation
    For the last 10 years, the Towards Maturity Benchmark Study has provided independent evidence to help L&D professionals modernise their learning strategy in order to deliver those results faster. Towards Maturity is a benchmarking research company that provides independent expert advice and support to help organisations use learning technologies to accelerate business performance. 'CIPD and Towards Maturity join forces to use thought leadership and research to drive practice and innovation in L&D. There is much good and even great practice in learning and development.
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