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  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] 16 flipped learning uses in K-12 and college classrooms [Riddell]
    Excerpt: Flipped classrooms require educators to reconstruct traditional classrooms by sending lectures home and providing more face-to-face time at school, but elementary- through university-level instructors are finding good reasons to try them out. 16 flipped learning uses in K-12 and college classrooms — from educationdive.com by Roger Riddell. Frequently traced back to Colorado teachers Aaron Sams and Jonathan Bergmann, who were quick to experiment with posting videos online in 2008, the flipped classroom concept is small, simple and has shown positive results.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012
    [Providers] Taking the next step in online education with credit equivalency [Koller & Ng]
    This move is well in line with the current trend to provide students with credit for prior learning (including on-the-job training) and for competency, a trend whose aim is to increase completion rate and reduce time to completion. Taking the next step in online education with credit equivalency – from forbes.com by Daphne Koller & Andrew Ng. Excerpt: At MOOCs like Coursera, offering web-based courses is the first step in increasing access to education for millions of people around the world.
  • LEARNFOREVER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Education and training spend in the UK
    This got me interested in identifying the comparable stats for the UK, and this useful Parliamentary Briefing provides them. In the foreword to Brinkerhoff and Apking’s High Impact Training (2001), Professor Dale M Brethower identified the total US spend on education, “from kindergarten through graduate school” at $230 billion, and estimated that employers pass on to consumers at least $300 billion in spend on training and development. Current UK public expenditure on education is around the £90 billion mark.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    [Providers] How to Deal with Negative People Online? 5 Strategies for Success
    Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in the Fall with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Whether you run an online business, are very active on social networking sites, teach, or study online, you will inevitably meet people who will send you negative messages or leave unpleasant comments on your site. In today’s four minute long “Hot Topics Wednesdays” video I will give you 5 tips on how to deal with negative people online (click here if you cannot see the video). link]. Conflict Resolution
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] How to Stand Out from the Crowd Online?
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in October, 2012 with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Whether you run a blog or an online business, or are just trying to spread the word about yourself through social networks, it is super important to stand out from the crowd in the ocean of information that most of us drown in every day.  Follow people you admire, read their work, put your researcher hat on and dive into the topic of interest.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
    [Providers] Building Connections Online: A Secret Recipe of The Language of Allure
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in October, 2012 with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Crossing distances in the cyber space and building connections online is a challenging task for anyone, whether you teach, run an online business, or just like to communicate with others via the Internet. Compare these two sites for wedding jewelry – which one will you go with? You’ll find it here! Description 2:  [link]. Probably #2, huh?
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012
    [Providers] Integrating learning with talent management to improve business performance
    Recent research by Bersin and Associates has highlighted that the integration of learning and development with talent management provides clear business benefits and shows that further benefits can be achieved through deeper integration with other core HR processes such as recruitment, performance management, succession planning, leadership development and compensation. In essence, integration provides the insight to make informed decisions about management and mobility of talent. It’s clear that today’s talent pools run the risk of drying up.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] Simply Changing Part 1 – My move to Berlin
    While the preparation provided peace of mind as I packed up and moved to Europe, it was a few simple things that really provided me with the support I required to integrate into Berlin: Have the curious imperative. Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts on the international flavour of technology and/or learning & development. In April 2012, I decided to make a bold step in my life and move to Berlin. It is a magnificent city with much history, culture, openness, and beauty that welcomes close to 10 Million visitors a year. Why Berlin?
  • WIRED@HEART  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011
    [Providers] How to create custom-made videos for online teaching & training: a.
    It can also provide differentiation in our classroom. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → How to create custom-made videos for online teaching & training: a SUPER quick & EASY Movie Maker Tutorial. Posted on August 28, 2011 by Marina Kostina. An online teacher/ trainer is able to match various activities with  diverse students’ learning styles. Enjoy!
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
    [Providers] JUMP IF YOU DARE! 6 Strategies to break your faculty's resistance.
    If I talk about the importance of differentiation, I provide such differentiation in my seminar. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → JUMP IF YOU DARE! Strategies to break your faculty’s resistance, and promote acceptance and enjoyment of the distance learning environment. Posted on August 30, 2011 by Marina Kostina.  . Photo by Kirill Popov: www.kirillpopov.net.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
    [Providers] 3 Surprising Ways that Students View Distance Learning: Distance.
    They admitted feeling more freedom in their responses to their classmates online and were often more honest and open due to some degree of anonymity that is provided by the online environment. Reply ↓ Kapsmocaopeks on August 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm said: Finding out regarding the solution tends to make it much easier to provide truthful, honest opinions that your prospective clientele will like. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Contact.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
    [Providers] Vulnerability as a Connection Tool: Hot Topics in Distance.
    Please provide your insights under the video. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Vulnerability as a Connection Tool: Hot Topics in Distance Education. Posted on September 20, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Click the picture to see video. Today’s hot topic deals with teacher’s  & trainer’s vulnerability in distance education. Bookmark the permalink.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] Catch up With the �Digital Natives�: Distance Education from Your.
    Current exams are focused on basic computer subjects, but in the near future WEBner Solutions will be able to provide certification on other subjects like English, Economics, and General Aptitude, etc. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Catch up With the “Digital Natives”: Distance Education from Your Home… and for FREE! Sound interesting? Email *.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] How to Find a Job Teaching Online? Special Announcement | Wired.
    Please watch this 3-minute video that provides details on this guide. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → How to Find a Job Teaching Online? Special Announcement. Posted on October 12, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Thank you so much for reading my blog! am very excited to share my “Teach Online” guide on how to find a job in distance education. Marina V.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] What is YOUR online presence? A Must-See Interview with Dr.
    She provides presence building strategies that relate to course design, support, teaching, and time allocation. In the comments below please provide your opinion on the importance of online presence. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → What is YOUR online presence? Must-See Interview with Dr. Rosemary Lehman. Posted on October 12, 2011 by Marina Kostina.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
    [Providers] �All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy� or How Gamification.
    provide assessment (both formative and summative). Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → “All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Boy” or How Gamification Improves Your Online Classroom. Posted on October 18, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Today’s Hot Topic Wednesdays’ question comes from Fiona and Carl from Australia. have a clear objective and goals.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Providers] Be a Chooser, not a �Choosee� or 10 Questions To Ask Your Future.
    Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Be a Chooser, not a “Choosee” or 10 Questions To Ask Your Future Online Employer. Posted on November 9, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Today’s episode of “Hot Topics Wednesdays” discusses the importance of asking the right questions during the job selection process. Click on the picture for more information!
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
    [Providers] Surviving The Cyber Jungle One Breath at a Time� | Wired@Heart
    WHAT TO DO NEXT: In the comments below, please provide one strategy that worked for you to minimize your workload and increase your online enjoyment:  . Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Surviving The Cyber Jungle One Breath at a Time… Posted on November 16, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Many of us dream about getting an online job. Every hour? link]. Marina V.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011
    [Providers] Conflict Resolution in an Online Classroom: An Interview with.
    Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Conflict Resolution in an Online Classroom: An Interview with Anastasia Pryanikova. Posted on November 30, 2011 by Marina Kostina. What are conflicts? How do they effect our online interactions? How can we avoid them in our DL classroom? Anastasia Pryanikova, MA, JD believes that “conflicts are a natural part of our lives. link].
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2011
    [Providers] Lessons from the Eye Movement Research: Using Pictures To Guide.
    Loved the eye movement ideas, provides an effective method to promote attention in online learning. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Lessons from the Eye Movement Research: Using Pictures To Guide Learners’ Attention Online. Posted on December 21, 2011 by Marina Kostina. Today’s “ Hot Topics Wednesday’s” episode is a special one!
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2012
    [Providers] My Secret Recipe for Team Building Online | Wired@Heart
    Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → My Secret Recipe for Team Building Online. Posted on February 1, 2012 by Marina Kostina. grew up watching soccer with my grandfather. know, sorry my fellow Americans, as a Russian girl I only knew one type of football, – the soccer type. Even the number of their victories had very little to do with my devotion. link]. link].
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Providers] Magnetic Images and Time Wasters: What Does and Doesn't Get.
    then you must join my “LINKEDIN DOMINATION” Webinar on Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 pm CST (note: if you cannot attend you will be provided with a recording). Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → Magnetic Images and Time Wasters: What Does and Doesn’t Get Attention Online? Posted on February 15, 2012 by Marina Kostina.  . Got your attention, huh?
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
    [Providers] Visual Design Principles for Capturing Attention Online - Wired@Heart
    To learn more about these principles click below: WHAT to DO NOW: In the comments below please provide several strategies that work for YOUR visual design or you can share which techniques from the video you found most fascinating. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. have already written several blogs on various strategies for capturing visitors’ attention online. link].
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
    [Providers] A �Sage on the Stage�? A �Guide on the Side�? What is the Role of A.
    The role of the teacher was focused on providing individualized attention to students, and acted as a facilitator. Reply ↓ CelineM on April 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm said: Hello Marina, I think that teaching online provides the opportunity to think of the student/teacher relationship differently as well as the role of the teacher itself. The online teacher provides ‘a space for the learner’ as you say it in the video. The teacher is not at the center anymore, nor is he the main content provider. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
    [Providers] 5 Benefits of Avatars for Teaching & Learning: An Exclusive.
    Flipping the classroom is always possible, provided that you ALWAYS keep in mind that there’s a need to do it, and a real pedagogical purpose underlying that switch. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → 5 Benefits of Avatars for Teaching & Learning: An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Mroz. Posted on June 20, 2012 by Marina Kostina. link]. link]. Marina V.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] A Shangri-La for Self-Learners | Wired@Heart
    The problem is that while self-learning is in vogue, there have been just a few attempts to provide a unified, structured and organic setting for independent learning… And so, many self-learners are still wandering through the cyberspace looking for their Shangri-La. What we want to achieve is to enable self-learners to build a degree-similar ePortfolio with qualifications where badges, certificates and credits are issued from several providers. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2012
    [Providers] How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn? | Wired@Heart
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in the Fall with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → How to Increase Your Visibility on LinkedIn? Posted on August 22, 2012 by Marina Kostina.
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Providers] How to Increase Your Visibility Through Linkedin Recommendations.
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST  for the social media training that I will provide in the Fall with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. My data sheet provided honest feedback about my work and I got the job! Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. WHAT TO DO NOW? link].
  • WIRED@HEART  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] 3 Strategies for Building Connections Through LinkedIn | Wired.
    If you liked this discussion, please subscribe to my blog to receive timely updates and your FREE Attention Grabber: Get on our WAITING LIST for the social media training that I will provide in the Fall with Anastasia Pryanikova, JD, MA. Wired@Heart. Transcending Distances in Online Learning. Search. Main menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. About. Services. Small Business Owners. Teachers. Organizations. Testimonials. Contact. Post navigation. ← Previous. Next → 3 Strategies for Building Connections Through LinkedIn. WHAT TO DO NOW? link]. link]. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Providers] Workday files IPO as Oracle Fusion Builds Momentum
    What will likely happen is a strong integration between the two companies with the goal of providing customers a best-in-class cloud-based ERP solution from Workday coupled with a strong set of social tools from Salesforce.com. This week Workday released its S-1 (IPO filing) and we also had a detailed briefing from Oracle on the company's progress with Fusion and Taleo. Workday's Progress. Workday now has 325 customers and is already generating over $230M in runrate business, so the company has shown a tremendous momentum (YTY revenue growth around 100% over the last few years).
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
    [Providers] Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change
    This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years. Making this all easier, startups like OpenSesame are providing corporate "bookshelves" of these courses, making them easy for business managers to find. Skillsoft, maintaining its position as the "biggest" provider, will have to continue to expand its titles and integrate them all into its platform. What is a MOOC?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] Social Sourcing Sealed: Oracle Buys SelectMinds
    As job board use shrinks, in part because of costs and the failure to provide quality candidates, recruiters are focusing on social sources, using tools such as LinkedIn Recruiter or Jobvite’s social referral solution. While 72 percent of companies use social technologies in some way, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, very few are anywhere near to achieving the full potential benefit. But while candidates can now use the “Apply with LinkedIn” button on many applications, often that social bridge to the applicant tracking system has been less than integrated.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] BersinInsights: Reinventing the way HR Executives and Professionals Work
    As 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 with all other content - so any time you look up the definition of a term, you see case studies and examples of where it is used. Fig 4: BersinInsights Solution Provider Library. Some History.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Providers] Satisfying "Infolust" with On-Demand Learning
    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. But even Google, Yahoo!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] Oracle Transformed - It's All about the Cloud
    " If you are ready to run your business on cloud applications and databases, Oracle has it all: everyone else is a niche or proprietary provider. Oracle has now "engineered" the database into the Sun hardware (Exadata X3) and this week launched an in-memory database which is 10-100X faster (i've heard this story for years) and a new version of the database (Oracle 12c - c="cloud") which lets organizations create pluggable databases which can be backed up in clusters, to serve the needs of SaaS application providers. Fusion: Oracle's Cloud Strategy.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2012
    [Providers] LMS 2013: The $1.9 Billion Market for Learning Management Systems
    Established players continue to try to keep up, as new vendors provide very easy to use systems which make learning as easy as going to Khan's Academy or browsing YouTube. Billion spent on training technology systems? This week we will be launching our newest annual research on the state of the Learning Management Systems market. These software systems are among the most important and rapid-changing parts of HR technology, and they drive tremendous value to businesses of all sizes. And this market grew at over 14% last year, despite the global recession. billion by 2013.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll
    Dayforce’s support of paycards is not surprising, given that its parent Ceridian is one of the larger provider of support for the “bank-less” workforce. Ceridian offers paycards for its own employee -- and many put part of their salary on paycards to provide cash (and track spending) of their college-attending children. It currently provides human capital and payroll management solutions for 130,000 customers in 52 countries (supporting a total of 25 million employees.) But let’s not forget Core HR. While glitz sells (and yes, there is some here!),
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update
    But the cloud has the potential to provide even greater benefits than eliminating the mess of on-premise software. With cloud systems becomes more possible because these systems are very easy to buy (no capital investment) and vendors can provide integration tools directly. We just completed another HR TechnologyConference and the attendance set records. While I didn't have a chance to see everything, I had a chance to meet with quite a few vendors and see many products and tools in the market. Let me share just a few findings and some hot topics of interest. applications.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index
    Many solution providers are now focused on this market, so expect many more such tools to become available. This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index , an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. In this blog post I'd like to explain it in a little detail. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. Marketing: Meet Recruiting. Businesses spend more than $3,000 per hire on recruitment , and often 20 times this on senior positions. So anything which helps "attract" candidates to your company has huge value.
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Archetypes – worth looking into? (Find 15: 30 January – 3 February)
    Yes, this perhaps provides a structured framework through which I can articulate that knowledge, but I’m not sure that a list of recognisable archetypes will really help me develop my understanding of myself. This week I was drawn to a webinar hosted by James McLuckie (of Eden Tree and the Learning and Development Group on LinkedIn) and presented by Patrick Bray (Pad) of Team Me. It was titled ‘transforming personal and professional performance with archetypes’ and this is what Pad does everyday. think I have two concerns about this. feel a little bit ‘so what?’
  • GOOD TO GREAT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2012
    [Providers] Three tips for effective, efficient quality assurance
    This last point is vitally important, whether you or someone else will be making the changes – it’ll help speed up the turnaround of the next iteration without misinterpretation or error, and it also provides you with a detailed audit trail of changes requested. I hope by now I’ve convinced you of the benefits of quality assurance – although I appreciate that I may not have convinced you that QA is a fun task! Either way, accepting that you need to do it is one thing; knowing how to do it effectively and efficiently is another. Give it a fresh look.
  • B ONLINE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
    [Providers] The 5 key steps to building an eLearning program: Step 2 – Design
    In my previous two blogs I have provided you extracts from a brand new whitepaper from B Online Learning: A map for implementing or reinventing eLearning successfully, the first week we gave an overview of the key 5 steps and then last week we took a look at the first step: Building your strategy. Share. Tweet. Pin It. This [.]. eLearning Strategy White Papers eLearning course design eLearning News
  • B ONLINE LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Making Your LMS Earn Its Keep
    The need to provide training to external contractors for compliance requirements. Clients that you provide training to as a ‘value [.]. Share. Tweet. Pin It. Does your organisation have any or all of the following characteristics? Distinct learning groups such as different divisions within an organisation which have their own unique identity and very distinct learning activities and business rules. eLearning News Learning Management System eLearning strategy learning management system
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2007
    [Providers] Mergers a-go-go
    Although fees per partner are 5% up from last year over the UK’s top 60 accountancy firms, the European mergers imply that the UK firms may be struggling to think where further organic growth is coming from…and as Maister points out, growth is imperative to sustain the professional firm’s pyramid and provide enough opportunities for staff seeking promotion. July’s Accountancy magazine reports on a round table discussion between 6 lead partners of mid tier firms. Their discussion does not rule out further mergers in the sector.
  • 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  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2007
    [Providers] E&Y offshores tax compliance: what does this mean to you?
    The UK is not providing enough graduates with the right skills- the education system is failing to provide enough graduates of correct calibre. The UK is simply not providing enough graduates with the right attitude to do dull tasks at start of their careers. Compare Generation Y: “This is so boring, I’ll never do that” to Generation X “work your way up” Whilst it is by no means exciting to to file a Corporation Tax form, this is a fundamental building block for future knowledge and providing good client service. The End is Nigh.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007
    [Providers] Companies Act – time for some more “tick and bash”?
    With effect from 6 April 2008, the Companies Act 2006 introduces a number of measures that impact auditors: the criminal offence of “reckless auditing”; the requirement for auditors of quoted companies to provide a statement of circumstances in all cases of resignation; reporting on whether there are “adequate accounting records”; significant changes to the directors’ report; potential publication of terms of engagement; and. the rights for members of quoted companies to raise concerns about the audit. This judgement is a step-up from previous requirements.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007
    [Providers] Diversity is…err, too diverse?
    Diversity: a positive celebration of how the differences between people provide new ways of solving problems, understanding market needs and delivering higher quality client service. Provided these sub-groups can continue to work in a co-ordinated way, this seems to be a very sensible structure to help the firm make a difference in diversity. A few times when I’ve been talking to potential clients about their wanting to have some diversity e-learning developed, it’s quickly become apparent that the task is not as easy as it looked at first glance. Work-life balance.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2007
    [Providers] Is CPD a complete waste of time?
    Cost that is passed onto the client, which does not actually provide the assurance that the client might reasonably expect. The clout of the regulator provides sufficient urgency for CPD not to be put off indefinitely; Once the need for CPD is accepted as a given, L&D can focus on ensuring that development activities are as useful and interesting experience as possible; and. Effective CPD is all about providing the right amount of external motivation whilst nurturing internal motivation. think about all those New Year’s resolutions to go to the gym more…).
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2008
    [Providers] Advanced personal learning? Can we get solar power instead?
    Meanwhile some of the more innovative L&D functions are seeing themselves more as provides of methodology and skills rather than publishers of content. The National Academy of Engineering of the USA’s National Science Foundation, has released 14 “Great Challenges” , which includes a focus on “Advancing Personalized Learning” and others such as making solar power economical. remember being 12 and trying to work out how you could generate electricity using the chemical reactions in photosynthesis. The main challenges that need to be overcome: 1.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2008
    [Providers] What Web 2.0 will do for you
    L&D’s role will be more to facilitate the process of self-managed learning rather than being the monopolistic provider of training courses. Last week at the Trainers & Developers Network , I led a series of activities and discussions about Web 2.0 and its impact on learning. fascinating day. What did we conclude that you could expect to see over the next few years? The trend away from centralised information to collective information will have a significant impact on business leaders, L&D departments and learners. The prevailing culture of web 2.0
  • 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, JULY 21, 2008
    [Providers] TJ no longer has to be nice about e-learning
    In the meantime, most other e-learning providers will go out of business, meaning that organisations once more will have to turn to us trusty face to facers for all their learning interventions…and we all get to live happily ever after, without having to pay attention to any of those scary technological changes that others keep banging on about. It will be interesting to see in future months how TJ balances the need to keep its most traditional constituents on board, whilst providing leading edge insights to the more open minded. accountancy e-learning legal training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2008
    [Providers] Managing for strengths at TDN
    Nicky has worked on assignments with clients in America, Argentina, Canada, Nigeria and Venezuela, providing her with a strong understanding of global L&D issues and cultural differences. On Friday 5th December you can take a breather from the general negativity that is surrounding us as the economic outlook continues to deteriorate. Whilst on a macro level the picture is gloomy, there’s no reason on the micro level why you and your organisation can’t thrive if managed effectively. Find out how at the Trainers & Developers Network. accountancy e-learning training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
    [Providers] Mind the gap: culture vs. good practice
    He cites the example of his firm providing International Financial Reporting Standards e-learning and how he’d like to approach it. We would then provide some topic based e-learning modules which would be relatively short and cross linked to enable them to be used as a resource afterwards. sympathise with Vaughan’s dilemma – as an L&D professional, do you provide the best you can? I am convinced that a blended multimedia programme will do the trick. All of this of course, rigorously mediated and monitored by the SMEs to ensure clarity and accuracy.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2008
    [Providers] Are urban myths good enough?
    If I was to apply Pareto to my commute to work, I’d be concluding that when I walk to the station I cover 80% of the distance in 20% of time, that my cup of tea on the station provides me with 80% of the refreshment in the first 20% of gulps and that 80% of the passengers occupy 20% of the carriages on the train. If you read. TJ diligently, you would have seen that I had a letter published in the December edition. Rarely have I seen somebody supposed to be arguing against me illustrating my point so clearly. Do we? The principle is widely documented and applied.”. learning training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2008
    [Providers] Recognising strengths
    Hence we diligently asked participants in their introductions to include what their biggest work challenge was, with the intention that we might flex the course or provide coaching to address this. “If I knew then what I know now”, cheesy 80s lyrics courtesy of George Benson, but also the thought that was screaming across my head at the recent TDN event on Positive Psychology. For the full story on what Positive Psychology is see www.cappeu.org. My awakening was about face to face training and how the introductory session sets the tone. What’s your name?
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2009
    [Providers] Pedantic professional arguers not best for leading people businesses shocker!
    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. It feels a long time ago since the Clementi review, but now the legal regulators have given tangible recognition that the best people to lead law practices might not be pedantic professional arguers. The pool of talent for leaders has been broadened so that there is less emphasis on partners having to come from within the profession. learning legal training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [Providers] Content? or malcontent?
    ” “What are the truly creative things that my e-learning provider can offer which make the high priority learning points a special experience?” Some two years ago I was blogging about the analogy that buying e-learning by the hour is nearly as absurd as trying to buy a fitted kitchen by the cubic metre. Would you expect to pay the same for a cubic metre of kitchen whether that cubic metre was the space next to the door or occupied with an aga? The cost of a kitchen is driven by 1) what purpose it needs to fulfil and 2) what it contains. Why is this? ”  .
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2009
    [Providers] 21st century Learning Management Systems
    It will be interesting to see how the enterprise level LMS players manage to respond to both needs compared to the more nimble mid tier LMS providers. An interesting day at the eLearning Network on 25 Sept where the focus was Learning Management Systems. One of the themes was the way that websites that we consume in our leisure e.g. BBC, Amazon set expectations of functionality and look & feel for other web-based systems that we use. So what’s next in the LMS world? an internet paradigm), or do the budget holders have the real power? an unwritten rule of business). 
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
    [Providers] Talking about my generation…effect
    My unscientifically tested belief, backed up by years of facilitating and instructional design experience, is that the more that you provide a variety of activities aimed at generating associations and meanings, the greater the impact of the learning intervention. In October’s TJ, Justin Collinge writes a thought-provoking article called “Are you m*ssing a tr*ck?” The scientific basis for this is the “generation effect” which I remember fondly from my days of being a psychology undergraduate. learning training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009
    [Providers] Once, twice, one thousand times a knowledge worker
    Gut feel is that this is about providing people with opportunities, access to great resources, motivation, structured progression and the habit of managing their own learning.  Jay Cross has an interesting article in the December issue of the “Inside Learning Technologies” magazine about making business decisions and the use of business metrics. As I made the claim in Feb that 2009 would be the year of “ bad measurement ” this is a topic close to my heart. But as I’m in festive mood lets imagine it was true.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [Providers] 12 tips for on-line facilitating glory
    Provide a back channel – expect that some people will be tweeting or texting. Is there a virtual space that you can provide which allows participants to interact…this means that they’re more likely stay on focus, or at least be discussing something that is linked to the subject matter of the webinar. I collared fellow ELN director Barry Sampson of Onlignment to speak at the Trainers & Developers Network last week.  I’m very glad he did. Here’s 12 of his top tips on how to facilitate webinars effectively.    . These 3 roles are too much for one person.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2012
    [Providers] What is social learning?
    For informal learning, L&D’s ideal role should be to empower people to interact with as little corporate intervention as possible (though it’s really tempting to get stuck in and then foul it up…); so provide enablers e.g. sensible social media usage policies, recommend technologies, and then leave people to it. Last week I attended #SLCONF , a conference on social learning. Social learning is a zeitgeisty term which is very much in the early stages of the Gartner hype cycle for most organisations. There does not seem to be commonly accepted definition of social learning.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012
    [Providers] Pitfalls in mobile learning #1: Intimacy
    As new technologies emerge and then go mainstream, this provides L&D practitioners with new channels through which to connect with learners and enable them to improve performance. However on the way, some organisations will get in badly wrong. Step forward Havering Sixth Form College in Hornchurch. This Essex sixth form college has made into the papers for sending its A-level students “top revision tips” text messages. Click here for the full article. sympathise with the logic of the headmaster who wanted to encourage revision. Clean answers on a postcard please…. legal training
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] How was your conference? How was the backchannel?
    However don’t assume that simply providing a conference hashtag will generate a thriving backchannel – it takes a level of confidence and practice  for people to feel comfortable that their contributions are worth sharing. At #learning live last week Don Taylor invited us to think about what’s the biggest change that we’ve seen in our experience of L&D. This is a 10th to add to my 9 ways of designing better conferences. So rather than passively being lectured at, participants can be sharing their notes of key points, posing questions and pointing out useful URLs. learning training
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Reasons 6 reasons to challenge your thinking at Business Educa, Berlin
    The Business Educa programme is now in its third year and provides a unique opportunity to help business delegates achieve organisational results through collaborative intelligence and learning. Speexx exchange - this free pre-conference event provides plenty of opportunity to network and share practical ideas on how learning can change today. It was great to get feedback on the work that we are doing at Toyota and the whole experience of contributing as part of the programme provided me with new ideas, new contacts and new challenges to take forward into 2012.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Providers] Improve your learning technology results with free finance sector benchmark briefing
    Towards Maturity would like to invite senior Learning & Development professionals, Organisational Development specialists and Talent Leaders in the finance sector to a new exclusive briefing. The event, the first sector specific briefing of its type, will detail the learning technologies benchmark data of 200 finance sector companies from Towards Maturity’s Benchmark Study over the last two years. Technology can help, but does not always deliver. Our event addresses the lack of independent insight based on sector specific benchmarking data to help us increase the impact of learning.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2012
    [Providers] Are you ready Tin Can
    The learner does not have to start an activity from within the LMS, the activity just sends a statement to the LMS (LRS) once an activity has been completed Using scorm packages I always include a set of questions for feedback and these can be scored in a number of ways, but Tin Can provides us with a more meaning set of options based around the concept of Actor Verb and Object:- [Somebody] says that [I] [did] [this] in the context of [ __ ] with result [ __ ] on [date]. So to get started with this particular posting, I was fascinated the other day to discover the Tin Can project.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2012
    [Providers] Getting to the Better Mousetrap in Employee Hiring
    Video interviewing is not new: HireVue, Async Interviews and GetHired, among many, all provide video via computer, iPAD or Smart Phone. In the GetHired example, the post links to the GetHired ATS, a resume is parsed into categories, the candidate can be presented with pre-screening questions and provide a video or audio response. When was the last time you looked carefully at your hiring management processes? Have they changed to accommodate the highly social, electronic world your candidates live in today? You should be!) Getting to the Better Mousetrap. The Facebook Look.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2012
    [Providers] Why IBM Acquired Kenexa
    Recruitment Process Outsourcing: Kenexa is one of the leading provider of recruitment process outsourcing, a robust and fast-growing business which helps companies with their end-to-end talent acquisition needs. Kenexa is a key provider to Ford, UnitedHealth Group, WalMart, and many other major corporations. Kenexa provides one of the top two recruiting platforms (tied neck and neck with Taleo-Oracle, and also offers and end-to-end talent management offering (The Kenexa 2X Platform). Ever play a game of musical chairs? Today IBM announced the acquisition of Kenexa for $1.3
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2012
    [Providers] When Sally met Harry – No wait, That’s IBM and Kenexa.
    that provides surveys to ascertain employee culture. IBM has always said it relied on partners to provide applications, while it provides the infrastructure: the middleware on which the application is supported, the DB2 database, and the IBM SmartCloud for SaaS support. ( Read Josh Bersin's post on the Kenexa-IBM Deal Here.). Should I worry? That's what our members often ask after their software vendor gets acquired by a larger company. The good news is probably not. What and the Why. Did IBM offer to pay $1.3 billion for the software solutions? Strategy Upheaval.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012
    [Providers] Workday files IPO as Oracle Fusion Builds Momentum
    What will likely happen is a strong integration between the two companies with the goal of providing customers a best-in-class cloud-based ERP solution from Workday coupled with a strong set of social tools from Salesforce.com. This week Workday released its S-1 (IPO filing) and we also had a detailed briefing from Oracle on the company's progress with Fusion and Taleo. Workday's Progress. Workday now has 325 customers and is already generating over $230M in runrate business, so the company has shown a tremendous momentum (YTY revenue growth around 100% over the last few years).
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2012
    [Providers] Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change
    This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years. Making this all easier, startups like OpenSesame are providing corporate "bookshelves" of these courses, making them easy for business managers to find. Skillsoft, maintaining its position as the "biggest" provider, will have to continue to expand its titles and integrate them all into its platform. What is a MOOC?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012
    [Providers] Social Sourcing Sealed: Oracle Buys SelectMinds
    As job board use shrinks, in part because of costs and the failure to provide quality candidates, recruiters are focusing on social sources, using tools such as LinkedIn Recruiter or Jobvite’s social referral solution. While 72 percent of companies use social technologies in some way, according to the McKinsey Global Institute, very few are anywhere near to achieving the full potential benefit. But while candidates can now use the “Apply with LinkedIn” button on many applications, often that social bridge to the applicant tracking system has been less than integrated.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] BersinInsights: Reinventing the way HR Executives and Professionals Work
    As 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 with all other content - so any time you look up the definition of a term, you see case studies and examples of where it is used. Fig 4: BersinInsights Solution Provider Library. Some History.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Providers] Satisfying "Infolust" with On-Demand Learning
    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. But even Google, Yahoo!
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] Oracle Transformed - It's All about the Cloud
    " If you are ready to run your business on cloud applications and databases, Oracle has it all: everyone else is a niche or proprietary provider. Oracle has now "engineered" the database into the Sun hardware (Exadata X3) and this week launched an in-memory database which is 10-100X faster (i've heard this story for years) and a new version of the database (Oracle 12c - c="cloud") which lets organizations create pluggable databases which can be backed up in clusters, to serve the needs of SaaS application providers. Fusion: Oracle's Cloud Strategy.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Providers] My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture
    Learnist provides the opportunity for all of us to become educators, instructional designers or passionate pedagogists. There are those who can’t avoid the temptation of beer, salt and sugary snacks at night and there are people like me who treat new learning and collaboration platforms infectiously. wish I could turn my eyes away from these calorie-induced sites or applications, but I just can’t. Perhaps at the core I yearn to learn, but that’s another post for another day. Let me introduce you to my latest microbrewery friend, Learnist. How It Works. What Works. What Doesn’t Work.
  • DISCOVERY THROUGH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012
    [Providers] Transported Through Time with Twitter
    More people found out globally and quicker than the "news" could provide the information, that Obama had become president. The actual magical element of the Timeline, that Twitter provided, as a part of the overall account, did not truly impact me until the final moments of the event. For me, last month was a real interesting step back in time. became fascinated and intrigued by all the Titanic hype. Yes I admit that it was I that arranged a girls' night out to go and re-watch the movie (again) in 3D. It covered many of the characters that we have come to know. When he arrived."
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012
    [Providers] “Time Out” for the Mac — software to help you take some breaks throughout your day
    Some useful scripts are provided built-in, plus updates and user-submitted ones available on the Time Out Extras page. Description. It is very easy to fall into bad habits when using a computer for hours on end. You care about what you are doing, so can sometimes push yourself too far, or over-strain yourself. The human body isn’t built to sit in one position for endless hours, gripping a mouse or typing on the keyboard. Dejal Time Out is here to help. It will gently remind you to take a break on a regular basis. Starting with version 1.5, Dejal Systems, LLC Web Site.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2012
    [Providers] GP Strategies Completes BlessingWhite Acquisition
    Global performance improvement services provider GP Strategies Corp. BlessingWhite will operate as a part of GP Strategies' learning solutions group and continue under the leadership of Christopher Rice, who has become a vice president of GP Strategies. Elkridge, Md. — Oct. completed its acquisition of leadership development and employee engagement firm BlessingWhite, with a closing purchase price of roughly $10 million. The key leaders and employees of BlessingWhite have also joined GP Strategies. Source: GP Strategies
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] [California] Governor Brown signs bills to provide free digital textbooks for students [Doyle]
    [California] Governor Brown signs bills to provide free digital textbooks for students – from technapex.com by Caity Doyle. digital textbooks e-books e-publishing related items (EPUB and more) e-readers legislation / legislatures tablets textbooks trends digital learning legislation publishing
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] Best practices: 30 tips for creating quiz questions [DeSantis]
    In today’s post, I’m providing 30 tips for writing Quiz questions. Best practices: 30 tips for creating quiz questions — from Moodlerooms.com by Rebecca DeSantis, MSIT, Moodlerooms Instructional Designer. Excerpt: Assessments are critical because they allow teachers to evaluate how well students are doing in a course, and they help identify key areas in a course where improvements are needed. However, creating assessments in your courses isn’t always an easy task. In Moodle, teachers often use the Quiz and Assignment activities for assessing knowledge.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] Lets try audio
    Depending upon your own approach to providing feedback, whether you read the whole document first or comment a section at a time, moving over to audio really makes little difference. Well back into the swing with the vle for the new academic year and time to try out some new I thought. Are there any specialist skills that need to be learned? Is it time/cost effective? How do students feel about audio feedback? So how can you record the audio feedback? Have you tried audio feedback for your own classes, if so then please feel free to comment and share your views
  • VOICE OF CLARITY  |  TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2012
    [Providers] A Commitment to Growth and Development
    We believe the new website design more clearly conveys our messaging and provides more relevant information for L&D and Technical Communications professionals. What hasn’t changed at Clarity is that we’re still providing L&D consultants with the right expertise, quickly and efficiently, to our clients. Since I started Clarity Consultants 20 years ago, the corporate workplace has undergone many seismic shifts. One of the most significant has been the composition of the workforce. Many of these companies are relying on contingent workers to fill the gaps. Clarity News
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
    [Providers] Redware joins Towards Maturity’s 21 strong Ambassador Programme
    It provides its participants with personalised benchmark reports to help them improve the impact of learning technologies in their organisations. A market leader in learning solutions, Redware has joined Towards Maturity’s prestigious Ambassador Programme. With learning platforms designed to give customers best in class learning and devlopment tools to help a workforce thrive, Redware are making significant advances in changing the way companies across the globe operate. Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme is made up of 21 leading learning specialist companies.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
    [Providers] High-stakes testing: Is it removing the enjoyment of teaching….and learning? If it is, I vote to lessen it’s importance.
    Excerpt: A bachelor’s degree used to provide enough basic training to last a career. From DSC: High-stakes testing: Is it removing the enjoyment ot teaching… and learning? reflected on that question after I saw the item below: From DSC: I wonder: How such high-stakes assessment systems are impacting incentive systems and funding? Are they changing the field of teaching? How much standardized testing — and having to teach to such tests — is impacting teachers’ enjoyment of their careers? Eggers, John Hagel and Owen Sanderson. The key takeaway?
  • EJ4  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
    [Providers] Standing Room Only – Wellness benefits of standing
    Human resources is constantly challenged with providing appropriate wellness options. For companies who manage wellness programs for their employees, there is a new program taking hold in offices around the country. According to a Wall Street Journal article, standing desks are the latest options for companies like Google and Facebook to help create a healthier workplace environment. Employees at these companies began requesting the standing models after seeing articles outlining the health risks of sitting all day. Men didn’t fare in better.
  • EJ4  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] ej4’s Dan Cooper to speak at Enterprise Learning! Conference and Expo
    This session will provide an overview of the creation and application of emerging forms of media – including video, games, simulations and mobile applications – for professional learning content. ELCE promises to provide the tools and actionable steps for executives in any organization to: •ENGAGE the workforce to drive performance. Dan Cooper, CEO of ej4 , will appear at the upcoming Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE), a forum to help executives build smarter organizations by leveraging learning and workplace technologies. You don’t want to miss this.
  • EJ4  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
    [Providers] “Most important Part of Your Video Production” now available free from Video4Results
    This installment provides many more tips on equipment and reasons why video could be an important part of any training series. The Video4Results series provides a short, 3 minute overview of key benefits of using video and how it can impact an organization’s e-learning segments. ej4 provides off the shelf programs that are SCORM compliant on topics like leadership, compliance, selling skills, safety, personal productivity, and more. ej4 and Training Magazine continue its free video series targeted at making the best decisions when using video. Scout location.
  • EJ4  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2011
    [Providers] ej4 Introduces New e-Learning Series to Help Businesses Transfer Knowledge as 15% of Workforce Talent Prepares to Retire in Coming Years
    ej4 , a leading provider of video based e-learning and training solutions for businesses, announced the release of a new e-learning series about mentoring. Mentoring series is released to ej4’s off-the-shelf content library. Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) November 30, 2011. It’s an eight part series to train both the mentor and protégé. The series includes how to set up a mentoring program, how to best match mentors and protégés, and guidelines for both parties so they will each gain from the experience. Read full article.
  • EJ4  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011
    [Providers] Training as a Strategic Advantage
    Training departments must provide a strategic competitive advantage in the time to market of information and skills. ARTICLE | THU, 12/29/2011 – 00:00. By Dan Cooper, CEO, ej4.com. It was an impressive example of out-executing a competitor. On a Thursday, a distributor for a major consumer goods company found out a competitor was going to roll out a new product to grocery stores over two weeks starting the following Monday. The competitor was offering to buy an end-aisle display, and in return wanted the retailer to discount the new product 30 cents below cost. Read full article.
  • EJ4  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
    [Providers] ej4 Puts An End to Boring eLearning – Everywhere
    The partnership immediately enhances ej4’s position as the premier provider of global video-based eLearning. ej4 is the leader in providing global video eLearning in ten minutes or less. ej4 provides off-the-shelf programs on topics like compliance, leadership, selling skills, safety, personal productivity, and more. ej4’s short & timely J4™ Videos can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and on any device with the addition of a Content Delivery Network (CDN). PRESS RELEASE. Overland Park, KS AND St. Louis, MO – Feburary 14, 2012. What does that mean for ej4? About ej4.
  • EJ4  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012
    [Providers] Press Release: ej4 & Avanzo Partner to Bring Localized Video e-learning to Spain & Latin America
    ej4, the leader in providing business video e-learning, has partnered with  Avanzo Learning Progress to create localized, Spanish versions of their popular J4 Video business e-learning courses. Based in Overland Park, KS ej4 is a leader in providing global video e-learning in ten minutes or less. ej4 localizes their J4 Video e-learning courses for Spanish speakers in Spain, Latin America, and the US with the help of localization partner, Avanzo Learning Progress. Overland Park, Kansas and Madrid, Spain (PRWEB) February 23, 2012. report from Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
  • EJ4  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
    [Providers] Guest Post Summary: SXSW HR Roundtable
    Embrace the consumerization of IT, and the ability to provide people with the variety and flexibility and mobility they need–you can do all of that. Kyle Lagunas, HR Analyst at Software Advice invited a few industry thought leaders at South by Southwest to weigh in about the technology employees have come to expect in the workplace and how this will impact the way an organization recruits, engages, and manages its workforce. Contributors included : Bob Calamai, Director of HRM & Development at NYU/SCPS, Brandy Fulton, Vice President of HR Operations at Citrix Systems, Inc.,
  • EJ4  |  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
    [Providers] Lessons from the Golf Course
    In addition, phones also have golf GPS apps for use on the course to show you the layout of each hole, give you the locations of hazards, and provide distances from where your ball sits. They will also provide employees with the information they need to do the actual job effectively. While watching the U.S. Open this weekend, I got to thinking about how mobile technology has totally changed learning and playing for the average golfer. In the old days, golfers would go to a pro and take a lesson. No wonder the results were often disappointing. Check out v1pro.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Providers] Embedded ubiquitous learning [Kadle]
    In my eyes, from a learning perspective, there are a few key themes ( emphasis DSC ): Discovery and delivery – the ability to use agents that comprehend context, are able to make ‘coherent’ sense of varied data streams to search for information, discover, and provide content – just in time, in the correct context and in the appropriate format. Embedded ubiquitous learning — from the Upside Learning blog by Abhijit Kadle. Excerpt: What would ubiquitous learning look like? Well, there isn’t an easy answer to that.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] Two Towards Maturity’s Ambassadors’ rebrand to reflect their business growth
    In 2012 it expanded its team and client list, and grown the scope and range of services it provide. As Acteon, our highly experienced team will continue to provide the care, insight and agility that underpins all our client relationships.” During the past few years, e2train has significantly developed and enhanced its market leading Kallidus Learning Management System (LMS), and today provides a fully integrated modular solution encompassing learning, performance, talent management and succession planning to customers in the UK and overseas. ”
  • ENSPIRE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
    [Providers] Building a Global Leadership Pipeline
    Global leadership development (GLD) provides much-needed competency. Enspire Certified Facilitator and Partner at First Order Consulting Dr. John Gillis, Jr. recently wrote an article for CLO Magazine on “Building a Global Leadership Pipeline”: Globalization has effected major changes in the business environment. As the world shrinks and globalization increases, companies are constantly changing strategies and operational procedures. Having the right leaders at international and multinational companies is critical to corporate performance.
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