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  • EFRONT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 2010
    [Providers] Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans
    Epignosis is committed to providing the highest level of Customer support and to continuously evolve the eFront platform for meeting the most demanding standards of the human capital management and the e-learning industry. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/13/2010 Exclusive offers for eFront facebook fans In a step towards an integrated social media strategy, Epignosis has announced that will proceed to 26 successive biweekly exclusive offers just for the fans of the eFront page on facebook.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [Providers] Here’s How You Can Save Your Training Job in this Economy
    However, when organizations do make tough decisions they always lean on those things that provide the most value. So if I were to offer any advice, it would be to provide the most value that you can. Provide additional resources to the learners. In this case, I created an attachments section where I provided a link to a web site and owner’s manual for more information. Last week was great. was in Atlanta at the Training 2009 and got to meet many blog readers who presented me with some interesting elearning challenges. love it. This creates a lot of stress.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
    [Providers] Wise crowds and stupid mobs
    If anyone has read both books and cares to provide a valued judgement on them, the comments box below is ready for you. I'm reading James Surowiecki's excellent book 'The Wisdom of Crowds' at the moment. was particularly taken by his introduction in which he relates the story of Sir Francis Galton , and his discovery, against his own assumptions, that collective intelligence not only exists, it is generally correct in its judgements. Galton's experiment was based on a 'guess the weight of an ox' competition in which 800 people participated.
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2009
    [Providers] Is the Best Predictor of Future Failure Your Past Success?
    We can engage in  ongoing reflective practice , which provides us with a framework for examining our assumptions. These, too, provide a structure for reflection and evaluation and allow us to see where we should and shouldn't rest consider other alternatives.  Shafeen Charania makes an intriguing suggestion --that the best predictor of our future failure is our past successes. His premise is that when we've found a course of action that proves successful, we are more likely to become wedded to it. We then resist changing our approach, even when circumstances have changed.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013
    [Providers] Chief Learning Officer Symposium Homes in on Delivering Development in the New World of Work
    That means creating a learning environment that feels like 'home' no matter where the actual learners may be and providing equal opportunities for everyone to grow and advance their skills.". MediaTec partners with recognized industry experts and provides thought-provoking feature articles, news, opinions and insights through its award-winning publications, events and e-media and gives readers the business intelligence and knowledge they need to succeed in new and changing markets. Chicago, Jan. which publishes Chief Learning Officer magazine. 312-676-9900 Norm@mediatecpub.com
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Chief Learning Officer Magazine Owner Acquires Workforce Management Magazine
    “Its timely and news-driven coverage of key business stories from an HR perspective provides the tactics, trends and tools organizations of all sizes need to maximize and manage human capital assets,” he said. “We are proud to be part of its future, as it continues to inform, inspire and influence HR practitioners, providers, vendors and suppliers,” he said. With the acquisition, combined readership will exceed 150,000 readers and reach 1.5 million website visitors. MediaTec Publishing, Inc., &rdquo
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2009
    [Providers] Social Net-Work-Life Balance
    Seeing as it’s been almost 3 years since I’ve been with the likes of Facebook , LinkedIn and Twitter (at various entry dates) I thought it would be interesting to analyze my own personal / professional network to understand if any trends might be occurring. Secondly, I’m using this analysis as a basis to personally reflect on the importance of such tools being made available inside an organization to facilitate a ‘culture of collaboration’ First, to the data. Duplicate or triplicate entries have been reflected, and thus used to collapse the N value.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 2009
    [Providers] An Updated Business Model for Training Vendors
    and provide your expertise in the form of informal and social coaching, mentoring, counsel, teaching, exchange, etc. First of all, I hate the word training. Each and every time I type those eight letters I cringe, harking back to seemingly endless drills during my soccer (football) ‘training’ sessions as a youth. Repetitive tasks that enhance or augment a skill – that’s training – although Google brings back over 1.4 million hits on “ definition of training &# so what do I know. Learning 2.0, Which brings me to my point. partner. but I digress).
  • TONY KARRER DELICIOUS LINKS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008
    [Providers] Elearning ROI: Can we lead the way? " Making Change
    Or is it enough to just provide a “return on expectations&# and forget about measurable change? Skip to content. Skip to search - Accesskey = s. -->. In this blog, youll find practical ideas that will help you create lively, powerful elearning for adults in the business world. Its written by Cathy Moore. Subscribe. Sign up to get the latest ideas and tips. Subscribe through email. Articles RSS. Comments RSS. -->. Pages. About Cathy Moore. Elearning samples. Recommended posts. --> Search this site. Resources. Elearning samples. Recommended posts. Browse by category. Audio. Comics.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
    [Providers] Does President Obama Support Locking Your E-Learning Course Navigation?
    The HR contact is a way to provide policy information specific to the current question. Even if they skipped all of the help links, you can still provide additional content in the feedback. A while back we looked at unlocking the player navigation to make better elearning courses. It’s worth revisiting because it’s still one of the questions I’m most frequently asked. There are various reasons that we give for locking navigation. As far as a regulation that requires locking the navigation, I’m not really convinced that’s entirely true. Tidbits.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Providers] Teaching and Controlling
    The treaty would provide legal protection for digital locks and security protection on material, provisions that draw upon the U.S. Some of the interesting things I found on Twitter this past week. How we teach: “Any teacher who can be replaced by a computer …. should be!&# — Arthur C. Clarke. via @charlesjennings. moehlert: “My son, the not-so-excited about math, won’t quit playing carrotsticks.com &#. Video : “Most schooling is training for stupidity & conformity&# ~ Noam Chomsky. via @courosa. via @josiefraser. Copyright Consultation via @mgifford.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Interview with Misha McPherson, Director of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Marketing Software company
    'Misha McPherson is director of worldwide sales enablement with a San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based digital marketing software. Online learning has proven to be an easy, cost effective way to deliver training to new hires and to provide new trainings to our existing salesforce. She is responsible for creating and managing the onboarding and ongoing sales training for 250 field sales personnel worldwide. Prior to this, McPherson was director of global learning and development at Yammer, and also held senior sales training management positions at Monster and Yahoo!
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Providers] Checking Our Facts at the Door
    For next month’s Spring 2013 CLO Symposium in Austin, Texas, we’ve assembled an impressive roster of speakers and presenters, practitioners and thought leaders all uniquely qualified to provide big-picture insights on the present and future of enterprise education and development. With such a glut of information, who you listen to is almost as important as what they say. I’m sure those of you who prefer plain truth over political posturing share my sense of relief. But I suspect the professional spin doctors behind campaign advertising are on to something. confidently.
  • JANE HART  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011
    [Providers] Top 20 viral videos
    About the C4LPT Blog Jane Hart provides news, resources, ideas and new thinking about social media for working and learning, from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT). Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact Walk the Net Alternatives for Dimdim Top 20 viral videos On January 8, 2011, in Uncategorized , YouTube , by Jane Hart I was alerted to a list of top viral videos by a recent article in the Guardian. It reminds me of the Digital Nativity , which I actually embedded in my Christmas Eve posting. Which is your favourite?
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Providers] Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium Opens Today
    MediaTec partners with recognized industry experts and provides thought-provoking feature articles, news, opinions and insights through its award-winning publications, events and e-media and gives readers the business intelligence and knowledge they need to succeed in new and changing markets. Austin, Texas, March 18, 2013 — Yum! Brands CEO David Novak Discusses Developing Global Leaders During Opening Keynote The Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium kicked off today, with a clear message about the strategic advantages of a strong leadership development program. Brands Inc.,
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Providers] Fall 2012 Chief Learning Officer Symposium Opens Today
    MediaTec partners with recognized industry experts and provides thought-provoking feature articles, news, opinions and insights through its award-winning publications, events and e-media. Colorado Springs, Colo., Based on his own experiences as a business owner, Vaynerchuk’s book focuses on the "humanization" of business, in which victories are measured by how much an organization cares about its people. Named the Best Leadership Development Event in 2011 by Leadership Excellence magazine, the CLO Symposium is one of the premier conferences for workforce development professionals.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009
    [Providers] Beyond Control?
    They will do it because they enjoy it, and because it also provides something that the institutional LMS can never do: Social networks provide a place where students can relax, have fun and chat with friends who are inside and outside of the university they are studying in. A recent ALT Conference ran under the banner of 'Beyond Control', and I remember writing the editorial for the research proceedings along the lines that the net generation (whoever they are) has been operating largely outside the boundaries of instutional technology provision for some time. At £135.50
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012
    [Providers] Credo of the Collaboration Canoe
    You are the provider of medicine, open-minded & tolerant. I am not intermittent nor ephemeral for I travel on ubiquitous source. ‘Hope springs eternal’ you say? Aye, this rivulet does meander with hope but ’tis crowded by dangling bystanders. Low hanging fruit, I say, but there they remain perched and private. Why so rigid Oak? Don’t you perennially flower? Is it my canoe that frightens your existence? You need not be fearful for we are aided by the youthful, the old, the mature and the rejuvenated. Was it Marc who scared you off? Simply soften your stance.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2013
    [Providers] Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia
    There are two general methods for creating an instructional screencast: Record the computer screen, provide narration, and a digital tablet to show for example content which requires a sequence of steps, such as solving a math problem or showing chemistry equations in real time. Guest post by Michael F. Ruffini, Ed.D. Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. Their many instructional applications include step-by-step process, demonstrations, tutorials, and presentations. ” 3. Screencast PowerPoint Model.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
    [Providers] Following Your Own Learning Programs
    In her research, flexible learning must be self-paced, focus on outcomes, provide support for learning, require a variety of resources and incorporate a variety of learning methods. 'Learning leaders may be doing their organizations an injustice by not spending the same effort and time educating themselves that they spend educating their workforce. Learning leaders care for individual and organizational development, whether that means managing performance, setting goals or devising learning solutions. The challenges that face workplace learning leaders are numerous. James Jr.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Providers] 7 Surprising Things You Could Learn by Accepting This Challenge
    Make the Entire Module a Survey: As a simple example, survey co-workers in Sales or Business Development, who may take clients and prospects out to lunch often, on which restaurants provide the best ambience for closing a deal (based on parameters such as size of deal, personality of client, number of clients in the meeting, etc.). 'CHALLENGE: Can you create an online training course in less than a day? EXTRA CREDIT: Can every single person on your team, or in your organization, create an online training course in less than a day? Learn how to upload documents , video , or audio.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2009
    [Providers] Working and Learning Together
    I found a recent HBR article on The Big Shift by Hagel & Brown via Betrand Duperrin , who provides his own comments in French (and in English ). The key point of the HBR article is that Return on Assets have diminished over the past several decades, in spite of increases in productivity. The authors say that many organizations no longer reflect the realities of the external environment which now includes networks of transparency and multiple knowledge flows. Twentieth-century institutions built and protected knowledge stocks—proprietary resources that no one else could access.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009
    [Providers] Effective knowledge sharing
    The practitioners I talked to about PPI [Personal Productivity Improvement] said they would love to participate in PPI coaching, provided it was focused on the content on their own desktops and hard drives, and not the stuff in the central repositories. The mainstream application of knowledge management, and I would include learning management, over the past few decades has got it all wrong. We have over-managed information because it’s easy and we’re still enamoured with information technology. However, the ubiquitous information surround may put a stop to this.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013
    [Providers] Editor's Letter: My Heroes and Role Models
    The LearningElite program objectively assesses both the scope and the value of the learning and development services that companies provide and offers powerful benchmarking data. Our goal in sharing their stories is to both honor these real-life role models and provide actionable ideas and insights that can be replicated by other organizations. 'In workforce development, you can’t find better examples of these attributes than the accomplished organizations named to the 2013 LearningElite. As a kid growing up in the 1950s in Los Angeles, I was really into sports. The L.A.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Taming Online Training at the San Diego Zoo
    Working Safely With Dangerous Animals provides training on industry standards for keeper training and safety when working with dangerous species. We have a product that is top-notch, interactive and has expanded to courses beyond animal care to business, management and communications, and really provides an opportunity for personal and professional growth. For instance, the American Association of Zoo Keepers recognized the benefits of collaborating with the academy while creating its own platform to provide specialized education and professional development.
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
    [Providers] 3 Training Myths You Need to Bust
    Myth #1 – Bad Trainees (aka “We provide great training but our [lazy] audience won’t use it.”)  . Perpetuating certain myths about training can be an easy way to side-step larger problems. For example, when training fails to take root with the audience, we fall back on the myth of the “bad trainee.” When new ideas about training threaten the status quo, we champion myths about training efficacy that result in solutions suited to our agenda.  There’s The reality is, these myths and many others are an easy way to address problems in the short-term. We are.  Doesn’t
  • MINDFLASH  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
    [Providers] Out-Teach Your Competition: 37signals’ Ideology Meets Online Training (Part 2)
    Provide Better Resources Instead of writing that next blog post boasting how powerful your product is, how about creating a video podcast that explains how your customers can save money by applying techniques and tricks that only you know? “Instead of trying to outspend, outsell, or outsponsor competitors, try to out-teach them.”. Think about it this way: There will always be a competitor with more money for advertising, marketing, and expensive client dinners. In the book Rework, the gents from 37signals give the example of Gary Vaynerchuk. Check out a few of these videos of Gary! ).
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  THURSDAY, MAY 27, 2010
    [Providers] WBT – What is Happening?
    Personally, I like practice sessions or scenario sessions at the end of each section, where a learner can go in, they are provided a “Real World or Real Life&# scenario and based on what they learned in the section, need to incorporate it to succeed. The real value of e-learning and specifically WBT has somehow become entangled into this morphed methodology of creating asynchronous courses (WBT that is fully self-contained – everything is in it), following an ILT (instructor led training) approach.  Premise of E-Learning – WBT (Web Based Training) Courses. Questions.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010
    [Providers] LMS Contracts – What U Must Have, Need 2 Know
    would love to tell you that 100% of all vendors provide training for free for you and your administrator, but then I will have to tell you that my dog Diego is helping me write this. Ahh, you have found your vendor, everything in the world is at peace. You love the company, it is perfect, they have pitched you a price – you have verbally accepted – and now it is time for them to finalize the deal, put together the contract, sign and move on… But Wait! Important info below (before we get to the contract info. and more importantly, they are not ripping you off. Right.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009
    [Providers] Captivate Widgets Tutorial: Create your first Widget
    Hmm, now you see Flash (provided you have Flash installed on your machine) is launched and an untitled page is opened in it. Greetings, widget enthusiasts!! In this post I am going to help you create your first Captivate Widget in just a few steps. And by the end of this post you will be able to actually see your widget in Action inside Captivate. Today I’ll demonstrate how you can create a simple ‘Print Slide’ widget. So, shall we get started? Launch Captivate and do a File->New->Widget in Flash. Choose Widget type -> Static and ActionScript Version-> ActionScript2.0.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2009
    [Providers] List of System Variables in Cp4
    Provides info about the visibility of the playbar. Cp4 variables , Captivate variables , captivate system variables. MovieControl variables: Variable name. Default value. Description. cpCmndCC. Enable/disable closed captioning (CC). Set value to 1 to display closed captions. cpCmndGotoSlide. Assign the slide number that the movie should move to before pausing. Index begins with zero. cpCmndMute. Mute the audio. set 1 to mute and 0 to unmute. cpCmndPlaybarMoved. Set to 1 if the playbar has moved. cpCmndShowPlaybar. Returns 1 if the playbar is visible, and O if not visible. cpCmndVolume.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [Providers] Hard cell
    My solution was to set up some controlled pilot trials in a few schools to demonstrate how mobile phones can provide added value to the learning experience if used responsibly and equitably. It's an engaging read and provides both perspectives in the discussion. Readers of this blog will know that most schools throughout the UK and in many other countries have a long standing ban on the use of cell/mobile phones within school grounds. There are also concerns over distraction, disruption and other intrusive effects of mobile phones in the classroom.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
    [Providers] Quick editing of text using XML import/Export
    Instead of redoing the project from scratch, CA3 and later versions provide a feature called XML Import /Export to effectively address conversion from one language to another. Adobe Captivate , Localized Content , Rapid elearning , XLIFF. With the growing popularity of Adobe Captivate in the e-learning community across the globe, there comes the need of easy scalability. demo created in one language should be easily converted to another. three step procedure could solve the problem: 1. Export English demo to XML by File->Export->To XML. for this feature and UTF -16 encoding.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2009
    [Providers] Quick editing of text using XML import/Export
    Instead of redoing the project from scratch, CA3 and later versions provide a feature called XML Import /Export to effectively address conversion from one language to another. Adobe Captivate , Localized Content , Rapid elearning , XLIFF. With the growing popularity of Adobe Captivate in the e-learning community across the globe, there comes the need of easy scalability. demo created in one language should be easily converted to another. three step procedure could solve the problem: 1. Export English demo to XML by File->Export->To XML. for this feature and UTF -16 encoding.To
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2010
    [Providers] 5 Ways to Stretch Your Training Budget
    His ideas for demonstrating value speak directly to this topic and provide a great framework for strategic training evaluation. One of the biggest problems training teams have is that we aren’t very good at providing training responses that are proportional to the business risk and that are designed to address real problems. Bonus: Many service providers have great blogs that offers tons of free tips, tools & ideas you can use. Here are a few ideas to consider: 1. Add More Online Training to the Mix. Some people think you can’t teach soft-skills online.
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
    [Providers] It's Not the Tool That's Boring. It's You.
    How many of you provide anything more than your lecture notes? Great post from Sarah Horrigan on a training she did with University staff on using virtual learning environments (VLE's).  Apparently there were complaints prior to the session about VLEs being "boring," that Sarah decided to face head on, pointing out that it's not the VLE that's boring. It's what instructors do with it. asked, 'How many of you put your lecture PowerPoints in the VLE?'. Lots of hands. Anyone put any additional activities in there?'. no hands. asked them what that might feel like for their students. Hands.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2009
    [Providers] Learning with 'e's: Mashing it up
    Interest is growing about how social software tools can provide added value to the learning process, and this is reflected in the growing literature on the topic. Earlier today I was invited by my good friend Maged Kamel Boulos to write a paper on educational mashups for inclusion in a special issue of Future Internet - an online open access journal, which he is guest editing. So I have put together a title and an abstract which I hope fits the bill. also had a paper planned for the EDEN Conference in Gdansk, Poland last week, but health issues intervened and I never got to give it.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2013
    [Providers] Hundreds of International Workforce Development Leaders Attend Fall 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium
    HCM partners with recognized industry experts to provide thought-provoking feature articles, news, opinions and insights through its award-winning publications, events and e-media and give human capital professionals the business intelligence and knowledge they need to succeed in new and changing markets. 'Chicago, Oct. 7, 2013 — Conference focused on using enterprise education as a catalyst for organizational growth and high performance Chicago, Oct. for the Fall 2013 Chief Learning Officer Symposium. At the awards ceremony, Rob Lauber, vice president of Yum! University at Yum!
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2013
    [Providers] Chief Learning Officer Symposium Offers Strategies for Delivering Development in the New World of Work
    MediaTec partners with recognized industry experts and provides thought-provoking feature articles, news, opinions and insights through its award-winning publications, events and e-media and gives readers the business intelligence and knowledge they need to succeed in new and changing markets Chicago, Feb. 22, 2013 - Hundreds of chief learning officers, corporate executives, human capital management experts, and learning and development (L&D) professionals are gathering in Austin, Texas next month for Chief Learning Officer magazine’s Spring 2013 CLO Symposium.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [Providers] Networks in Rural India
    Another factor that’s accelerating development is better communication networks - third generation wireless networks that provide unfettered broadband internet access and wire-line broadband DSL access through local exchanges. On one hand, in a concerted policy push by the Government of India, telecom companies are required to provide services in rural areas; failing which they may be subject to various punitive measures. This combination of policy and profit is providing the rural Indian with unimagined network access. Summer time in India is family vacation time.
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2008
    [Providers] 's How to Save Time & Money Building Your Next E-Learning Course - The Rapid eLearning Blog
    Why build a time consuming course, when you might be able to provide a less expensive document that serves the same purpose? “Why build a time consuming course, when you might be able to provide a less expensive document that serves the same purpose?&#. The Rapid Elearning Blog. Here’s How to Save Time & Money Building Your Next E-Learning Course. December 4th, 2007. 17 comments. Unless you work for the Count of Monte Cristo, you most likely have limited resources to build your e-learning courses. So any opportunity to save time (and money) is a good thing. fisher.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
    [Providers] Learning Guaranteed: Aflac’s Greg Miller
    During a client visit with loyalty and marketing services provider Alliance Data, Miller said he made a passing comment about his hectic travel schedule, which amounted to roughly 20 days a month. Aflac Vice President and Chief Learning Officer Greg Miller hopes to instill a culture of experiential development at the insurance company. Most learning and development professionals will admit they are passionate about their craft inside and outside of the office. He enrolled in flight school and became a pilot. He said he is now close to doing competitions. “This travel is killing me.
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
    [Providers] Johnson Health and Mindflash
    Jocelyn spent a considerable amount of time searching for online training providers to fit JHT’s needs – a tool to train outside sales reps, employees and in-store personnel in Asia, Europe, South America and North America. About the Company: Johnson Health (JHT) is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of commercial and residential fitness equipment. The company consists of a network of roughly 180 sales representatives for seven brands such as Matrix, Vision and LIVESTRONG in more than 18 countries, with employees speaking several languages worldwide. Jocelyn Vande Vende. Case Studies
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
    [Providers] Are Professional Certifications Valuable?
    External certifications provided by vendors — as opposed to professional certifications that corporations create internally — are not created equal, however. 'Many companies invest in certifications in a haphazard, unplanned manner. The professional certification market is vast, and companies invest billions in it every year. But are they really getting a good return on their investment? According to International Data Corp., Careful evaluation is necessary to get the most value for your organization and employees. But it all starts with the learning leader.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Providers] Learning After Law School
    ” Knower attended the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation, a nonprofit scientific research and educational organization, shortly after law school graduation and completed tests designed to study human abilities and provide people with knowledge of their aptitudes to help them make decisions about school and work. Voices of Sidley is an audiovisual resource that provides virtual mentoring to Sidley Austin LLP’s 1,700 lawyers by sharing wisdom, personal stories and career advice through an album-themed format. Knower craved more collaboration.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #2
    The Platform enables content providers to create new interactive layer on top of video content. Google Dumps Gears for HTML5. Google will end Gears, an open-source plug-in project it launched two years ago to allow Web applications to function even when a computer isn’t connected to the Internet. Applications that used Gears include Google’s Docs and Reader. However, new incompatibilities with Gears have cropped up. Although it works with Microsoft’s Windows, Linux and some Apple Mac OS X versions, it doesn’t work with Mac OS X 10.6, also known as Snow Leopard. Interactive Video.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
    [Providers] Digital tribal identity
    Several authors have argued that digital technologies and electronic networks provide perhaps the best environment for the transmission of memes (Blackmore 1999; Adar, Zhang, Adamic & Lukose, 2004). Earlier this year I published an edited volume entitled 'Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures' which was a compendium of papers written by leading theorists and practitioners in the field of learning technology. Over the next few days I will present an abridged, bite size series of exerpts from one of my chapters which was entitled: 'Digital Tribes, Virtual Clans'. Zhang, L., Adamic, L.
  • JANE HART  |  SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2011
    [Providers] My Twitter Weekly Links Digest for 2011-07-24
    RT @ TechCrunch : Blackboard Buyer Providence Equity Acquires Personalized Online Learning Platform From PrepMe [link] #. Tweet. RT @ sparkandco : Some interesting ideas for # RealWPLearn here: [link] #. RT @ fdomon : 19 Interesting Ways* to (possibly) use Google … – “Google Docs&# [link] #. Workshop: Insights into working smarter Wed 20 July 8.45 pm BST/3.45 pm Eastern [link] Tweet que… (cont) [link] #. G.Co: Google Has a New URL Shortener [link] @ mashable <only for Google products #. Big bonuses coming for Google Apps users, says InfoWorld [link] #. link] #.
  • JANE HART  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Providers] The Shorty Awards
    About the C4LPT Blog Jane Hart provides news, resources, ideas and new thinking about social media for working and learning, from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT). Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact 100 things to watch in 2011 Walk the Net The Shorty Awards On January 6, 2011, in News , by Jane Hart The Shorty Awards honour the best people and organizations on Twitter and social media. For the first time, the Shorty Awards will also honour  the industry’s best agencies and social media professionals.
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
    [Providers] 16 Months of Social Learning Platform Insanity: A Recap
    Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to recap and provide some analysis on a few of the notable moves. My, how times have changed. Two Two years ago, people were scoffing at the term social learning. Three years ago, social learning was solely for the nerds like me, whereas four years ago it was a term used solely in  academic circles. But But during the past year and a half or so, social learning has become cotton candy at the fair. Everybody Everybody wants some. SuccessFactors (SF) buys Jambok, SAP buys SuccessFactors. Taleo buys Learn.com, Oracle buys Taleo. Hello Salesforce?
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012
    [Providers] Shouldn’t We Just Best Buy Corporate Learning
    Through the magic of repeat shopping and business intelligence within BestBuy.com, you are provided with recommendations on products you might be interested to purchase. Best Buy, a renown electronics retailer perhaps better known for its khaki pants and blue shirt dress code, could be viewed analagously with that of an evolved corporate learning structure. Imagine that you’re at one of their corporate stores. What do you see when you enter the store? There she/he is, the greeter: “Hello sir, how are you today?” There are no commissions at Best Buy to make a sale.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 2010
    [Providers] Choose with care in 2010
    I’ve decided to stop numbering these posts and will provide a title that highlights each week. This is the first Friday’s Finds post of 2010,highlighting some of the things I learned on Twitter this past week. It follows 32 continuous weeks of Twitter summaries for 2009. Friday’s Finds posts will remain in the same category and I’ll keep on trying to post something each week. Thanks to all of the readers who have added to the conversations here, either by writing their own blog posts, commenting, or tweeting. But technology is more fundamental than either one.”
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2009
    [Providers] A Learning Reformation
    Workers, provided the right tools and resources, can figure out what they need to learn. In No more “learners&# Jay Cross uses the preacher-congregation metaphor to show the dysfunction in our educational and training systems. Much as the Reformation, sped by the new technology of the printing press, ushered in an era of believing and thinking for ourselves, we have the makings of our own Learning Reformation. Let’s face it, especially in light of how our institutions have screwed up the world, we all have to be learning together. personally manage your knowledge ).
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Providers] DAU: Keeping Above the Fiscal Fray
    “This strategy provides our employees with the right learning solution at the right time, at the right place throughout their career.” 'Defense Acquisition University remains flexible and adaptable by focusing on learning despite looming budget cuts. There has been no shortage of challenges for United States government agencies these last few years. From budget showdowns, legislative division and general dysfunction in Washington, many departments have found themselves at the center of a political firestorm. on the list of 2013 LearningElite organizations. &rdquo
  • BAMBOO PROJECT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [Providers] Bamboo Project Readers' Guide to Blogging for Personal Branding
    Provide you with a valuable way to network with others who are online , expanding your connections and exposing you to new people and ideas. . Provide you with a way to show your ongoing engagement with topics in your industry and profession and help you stay up-to-date on what's happening. Networking 2.0: Blogging Your Way Out of a Job. and Into a Career View more presentations from Sacha Chua. tags: blogging web2.0 ). Last week, I asked my readers to share their best advice for using a blog for personal branding and job searching. I've also added some links and other resources.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
    [Providers] How To Add Realism To eLearning
    Provide a scenario that is modified to fulfill a particular objective and give learners two choices. Provide situations where the outcomes are in shades of gray (as life usually is). Adding realism to eLearning should improve learning transfer, which will prepare learners for situations they might really encounter. Realism also adds credibility to a training course, which is quite important to the busy, cynical, or tired employee. These are often part of the analysis phase, prior to design. All of this is fodder for your creative brain. Here are some strategies for doing so.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013
    [Providers] 10 Tech Events Worth Attending
    Provides best-in-class solutions to the largest and most complex problems in science, engineering, enterprise computing, and business analytics.  . 'Once a year, TechSmith hosts our very own *free* tech-focused summer conference called ScreencastCamp. Our tech event is taking place this weekend on August 2nd – 4th and welcomes screencasters and visual communication professionals wanting to network, learn, and collaborate on the art of screencasting. If you missed your chance to sign up for ScreencastCamp this year, or if you haven’t heard of it before, no worries. VidCon.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning to suit my moods
    The learner does provide verbal/non-verbal feedback but the responsibility of acting on it remains the instructors. elearning , Adobe captivate , Learning , branching. Yesterday, I wanted to look up the equation for an ellipse. And I wanted to find this information quickly. So I went to wikipedia typed ellipse and frantically (skimming paragraphs) went over the page, found the information and exited the page. Last week a visit to wikipedia on a related topic on Lithium saw me diving deep into this mazing mineral on whose availability a lot of green movement in based upon.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2008
    [Providers] Well, it's a start.
    link to the Wordle map I have created of his speech is below, and his dominant themes shine through, I think: He was followed by Muriel Dunbar who works for the European Training Foundation, which confusingly does not work in Europe, does not provide training and is not a foundation - go figure. Well, the first day of ICL 2008 has kicked off with a quick fire series of keynotes from Erhard Busek (Former Vice-President of Austria) who spoke on education for Europe - and emphasised the need for joined up thinking and a common understanding of who Europeans are. Well ship me off to Siberia!
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] This sceptred ILE
    one paper illustrates various paradigms for providing semantic services from a social perspective; two papers illustrate the usage of blogs for identifying learner and teacher behaviour patterns; one paper discusses online recommendation of tutors and experts for enhancing online learning supports; and two papers explore knowledge building and sharing through integrated knowledge repository and concept maps. We have enjoyed a very successful year at Interactive Learning Environments (ILE) , the journal I took on as co-editor in January. from various perspectives.
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
    [Providers] Interview on lms-selection.com
    eFront was initially developed and provided exclusively as a commercial product. You still provide both free and commercial editions. News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 4/22/2010 Interview on lms-selection.com Recently, we had the change to discuss with Sébastien Fraysse, the Webmaster behind lms-selection.com about eFront. Sébastien will post this interview on his website soon (translated in French). The initial development of eFront started at late 2001. to version 3.6.6
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009
    [Providers] Friday’s Finds #30
    P2PU is an initiative outside of the traditional institution that aims to provide the social learning structures, the “social wrapper”, around existing open educational resources. What I learned this past week on Twitter: Dale Arseneault : 8 things you need to know about collaboration. I like #3 - Collaboration is a human process – throwing technology at people won’t magically/automatically create collaboration]. “I rated a YouTube video (5 out of 5 stars) — OPEN (episode 3).&# via @euan [I followed the links and am now subscribed to This Week in Tech ]. via @charlesjennings.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009
    [Providers] Online Marketing for Free-agents
    It has now become my knowledge base and provides fodder for articles and presentations. Note: The Cluetrain Manifesto celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Cluetrain #1 Markets are conversation. Without conversation (oral, written, graphical, physical) there are no social transactions. This has been the key aspect of the un-marketing approach for my consulting business. It’s not just markets, but learning and working are mostly conversation as well. I’ve also learned in the past six years that the more you give, the more you get; especially online.
  • JANE HART  |  MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
    [Providers] Twitter Digest for 2011-05-16
    RT @ chrismaclaren : My fave quote “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn” Albert Einstein #. Tweet.@craigtaylor74 craigtaylor74 This one's for you! link] #. RT @ mhawksey : Just found John McLear's (@johnmclear) Twitter CV / Resume at [link] < very clever <<Yes! #. The Perfect Storm for Classroom Technology Could Arrive in 2012 [link] #. The case for online social networking in education [link] via @ josepicardo #. The C4LPT Daily is out! link] ? Top stories today via @ audioswhite #. DMLcentral [link] #.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [Providers] Multi-touch – Is it the Future of Human Computer Interaction?
    Several of these devices support multi-touch, letting the users use not one but multiple fingers to provide inputs that go beyond just a point and click to gestural inputs. We constantly come across interesting user interface technologies; Microsoft’s Natal was one I’ve written about before. There have been others pushing the limits of human computer interaction. However these technologies are a long way from maturing and being available to average developers and users. Also, they demand a completely new way of thinking about user interfaces. 10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2010
    [Providers] The song remains the same
    YouTube videos, Flickr photographs and blog reports provide us with the content that informs, circumventing the mainstream media, and undermining the repressive control methods of those in power. In the 1960s and 1970s several musicians tried to change the world through their music. The ' protest songs ' of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Neil Young and The Byrds gained a lot of air play, particularly on the pirate radio stations, as they sought to raise awareness of the dangers of nuclear weapons, the futility of the Vietnam War, or the need for greater equality, justice and freedom.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2009
    [Providers] Simplexity – review
    It’s a fun read and will make for interesting dinner conversations and may provide some insights, but it is only a shallow dive into complexity theory. In Simplexity Jeffrey Kluger writes an easy-reading book on “why simple things become complex and how complex things can be made simple&#. First of all, this is not a book for anyone looking for a deep examination of complexity theory. Kluger is a writer for Time , not an academic or researcher. This makes Simplexity a very easy read and rather enjoyable. The book is organized into chapters that read like short stories.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
    [Providers] PKM – start small
    The examples provided by peers will have more chance of influencing workplace behaviour than rules and regulations from above, so allow methods to develop over time. Tony Karrer responded to my question yesterday on what aspects of PKM I should consider for the LearnTrends conference: Harold – my question is what organizations should be doing around this? What skill building? The challenge is that it’s personal and quite different based on roles. Going around and coaching seems too expensive. How do you begin to move an organization forward? Converse. Reflect.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [Providers] AlliedBarton’s Bill Whitmore: A Higher Calling for Security
    What they want is for us to provide competent, well-trained officers. 'Bill Whitmore, AlliedBarton’s president and CEO, sees it as his duty to prepare the company’s security officers, most of whom have only a high school education, for lifelong careers. It’s not often that you hear a CEO refer to employee training and development as “a higher calling,” but that’s how Bill Whitmore, the head of AlliedBarton Security Services, sees his company’s mission to produce top-flight security officers. Labor Department. Whitmore was again made CEO.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008
    [Providers] Interaction, impact. and irony
    Europe consists of its people and the task in the European Union (and supposedly its governments) is to create the space, provide the instruments and give the support that liberates and sustains social and individual talents that make us all human. Well, it's all over bar the shouting (which will happen during the post luch Annual General Meeting of EDEN - look, I'm only joking,OK??) The foyer downstairs is bare and few people remain. It's a little like Second Life (Now I am being serious) The social web has had a huge impact on the way we see the world of education, and business.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] The Emperor's new clothes?
    She argued from a similar perspective, in a very much 'wait and see', don't 'throw the baby out with the bathwater' stance: "Designed for learning, they keep everything in one place and provide for a variety of ways to teach and learn, at a variety of levels of expertise. I'm grateful to all those who have commented on my recent ' Monkey Business' post. also seem to have stirred up some passion from the edublogging community, judging by some of the blog responses to my Edupunk rant on VLEs. These are interesting views, espousing a similar approach to my own.
  • JANE HART  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 2011
    [Providers] Walk the Net
    About the C4LPT Blog Jane Hart provides news, resources, ideas and new thinking about social media for working and learning, from the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies (C4LPT). Blog C4LPT Jane Hart Advice Workshops Social Learning Handbook Resources Contact The Shorty Awards Top 20 viral videos Walk the Net On January 7, 2011, in Tools , by Jane Hart A web walk takes you step by step towards understanding and mastery of a topic. There are three kinds of steps: exploration steps reflection steps and action steps. You can set a step as complete. Subscribe by email Adverts.
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
    [Providers] How To Add Realism To eLearning
    Provide a scenario that is modified to fulfill a particular objective and give learners two choices. Provide situations where the outcomes are in shades of gray (as life usually is). Adding realism to eLearning should improve learning transfer, which will prepare learners for situations they might really encounter. Realism also adds credibility to a training course, which is quite important to the busy, cynical, or tired employee. These are often part of the analysis phase, prior to design. All of this is fodder for your creative brain. Here are some strategies for doing so.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2009
    [Providers] Change the structure
    Everywhere this same curriculum instills in the pupil the myth that increased production will provide a better life. Last night CBC’s Cross Country Checkup discussed the reform of our health care system. There is a sense of desperation in the way in which we are trying to save our current health care system (and education system) but in light of the near collapse of our financial systems we should be careful before prescribing any solutions. Managers removed from risk helped cause the current economic fiasco. This is the sense of sanctuary. I’m one of them.
  • LEARNING AND WORKING ON THE WEB  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2008
    [Providers] Harold Jarche " PKM - Personally Managing Your Knowledge
    It is also providing sound pedagogical justification to the appropriate use of Web 2.0 About. Consulting. Contact. Français. Key Posts. Projects. Toolbox. Harold Jarche. Entries RSS | Comments RSS. Conversations. Harold Jarche on Get thee to a theatre Gilbert on Get thee to a theatre Harold Jarche on Get thee to a theatre Karyn Romeis on Get thee to a theatre Jon Husband on Invert the Pyramid Virginia Yonkers on T&D Learning in 2020 Harold Jarche on Invert the Pyramid Traci Fenton on Invert the Pyramid CCK08: Thank You! « Clyde Street on An educational crisis?
  • RAPID ELEARNING BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2008
    [Providers] A Quick Look at Your 10 Most Popular Posts for 2008
    provided some comfort by assuring him that this was better than losing his wallet in the airport. What happened to 2008? It just flew by. When I was a child each year took an eternity. Now it seems like everything is kind of blurred together. And here we are, about 50 posts later reflecting on a year gone by. Some Quick Thoughts About 2008. Thank you for all of the kind comments that I get each week after I post. also appreciate the great feedback and suggestions. If you don’t regularly review the comments with the blog posts, I recommend you do. Bring something to read.
  • PROPROFS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2015
    [Providers] Encourage learning on the go with mobile flashcards
    Mobile view of a flashcard: Tablet & desktop view of a flashcard: Top Benefits: Learning on the go – With ProProfs, learners can swipe through flashcards from any device provided they are connected to the Internet. 'With ProProfs responsive flashcards teachers can encourage learners to study flashcards on the go, using multiple devices such as iPhones, Android smartphones, laptops, tablets and more. Teachers can create their own set of mobile-friendly flashcards or choose from 100,000 ready-to-use flashcards in ProProfs library. Horizon Report. Create a mobile flashcard.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Does your Organization have “Zompetencies?”
    They provide guidance to managers and direct reports alike on the behaviors that are expected. 'Competencies are the language of talent management. They also are a way to assess those behaviors, whether for the purpose of hiring, development, or performance appraisal. Yet, for all that can potentially be right about competencies, so much can also potentially be wrong. In many organizations we talk to, competencies are too numerous, ill-defined, or too complex. The result is the competencies are infrequently used and ultimately cast aside.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Where oh Where Are the HR Smartphone Apps Going?
    ” Our survey of providers indicated that solutions are created and in the market for every area of talent: learning, rewards, performance management and appraisal approval, succession and hiring management and many more. Close to 70 percent of the providers surveyed have mobile learning management capabilities today. 'Impressive this year is the software creator’s mantra “develop for mobile first.” Even core HR. Even content authoring tools. And the applications available for mobile use in HR vary in both number and sophistication. Do you use them today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Gift of Clarity (And Using Goals to Provide It)
    'How is your week going? If you are anything like many of the people I have spoken with this week, you are having one of the most productive weeks of the year. Your focus is like a laser, your to-do list is pared back, and your eyes are on the prize: to finish up the most critical items before the end of the year. So, I have to ask you: why is every week not more like this one? The likely answer is that in other weeks you lack the goal clarity that is helping you focus now. Our new research, High-Impact Performance Management: Using Goals to Focus the 21st-Century (Not a Bersin member?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Providers] Is New Performance Management Software in your 2015 Future?
    The source of this software varies: 41 percent of respondents reported that their performance management solutions are self-developed; 38 percent are provided by a vendor (often a suite vendor, although the module may be stand-alone) and 21 percent use modules that are within their core HR systems. Our upcoming report “The Definitive Guide to Performance Management Software : 2015 -- A Roadmap to Performance Optimization and the Solutions that Support It” overviews the key features you will want to consider and the vendors that provide them. Many do not. April 2014.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Providers] The Total Cost of Your Workforce
    In a relatively short timeframe, however, ConAgra Foods’ HR team has been able to leverage technology solutions to provide both current and projected headcount as well as total workforce costs. The company was using two principle systems: the HRIS, managed by HR, provided data on salary and benefits; and an ERP system, technically owned by Finance, provided cost data. The goal was to deliver all workforce cost data, regardless of source, to the cloud-based workforce planning system (Visier) to provide a complete picture of costs.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Providers] Going Back to School with an Effective Campus Recruiting Program
    Ca mpus hires can provide organizations with a consistent pool of workers in today’s talent-constrained global business world, with 73 percent of large organizations hiring interns to fill full-time positions. Campus hires can provide organizations with a consistent pool of workers in today’s talent-constrained global business world, with 73 percent of large organizations hiring interns to fill full-time positions.[1] Last spring, we started getting a lot of questions about campus recruiting programs, e.g., How should we structure our campus recruiting program?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Providers] “Don’t Mess with Payroll”—and other Lessons from SAPinsider HR
    Two scenarios, however, lead to payroll replacement: companies that are replacing an older on-premise system that had embedded payroll, and those simply contemplating a change of payroll providers; these seem “up for grabs,” as the saying goes. 'I attended the SAPinsider HR conference in Las Vegas this last week – and the energy of the audience was contagious. If you are part of the 44 percent [1]. who are planning to replace an HRIS system this year, you are seriously investigating a Cloud solution. Payroll is generally scary. What does all this mean? Absolutely not.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Adrienne Bryant
    And we’re going to be challenging the AMS companies to really take a good look at what they’re doing and they can provide to us as associations. 'Jack McGrath: Hi, welcome to another in our series Ask the Experts. My name is Jack McGrath. And today I’m going to be talking with Adrienne Bryant, who is the success architect for the Association of Florida Colleges. Welcome Adrienne. Adrienne Bryant: Thank you. McGrath: Quick question first, the Florida Society of Association Executives launched a certificate program for professionals working in the association space. What do we need?”
  • BLOGGER IN MIDDLE-EARTH  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [Providers] The Myths about the New ‘P’
    Alcohol is heavier than Palcohol so airlines could save millions on fuel costs by providing Palcohol instead of traditional alcoholic drinks. 'The US Federal Government, through FDA, has just recently approved the manufacture and use of Palcohol following the false start over its approval last year. Palcohol is sometimes referred to as ''powdered alcohol'' which is a misnomer since Palcohol is not powdered alcohol at all. It is a substance created and manufactured by Mark Phillips, an Arizona businessman. Raw Palcohol looks like icing sugar. Snorting Palcohol gets you drunk superfast.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Future Workplace Embraces Freelancers
    From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. 'UCLA’s annual HR Roundtable Retreat featured an interesting discussion of future workforce trends. Some of the top freelancing roles include: Writing.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014
    [Providers] Does your Organization have “Zompetencies?”
    They provide guidance to managers and direct reports alike on the behaviors that are expected. 'Competencies are the language of talent management. They also are a way to assess those behaviors, whether for the purpose of hiring, development, or performance appraisal. Yet, for all that can potentially be right about competencies, so much can also potentially be wrong. In many organizations we talk to, competencies are too numerous, ill-defined, or too complex. The result is the competencies are infrequently used and ultimately cast aside.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014
    [Providers] Where oh Where Are the HR Smartphone Apps Going?
    ” Our survey of providers indicated that solutions are created and in the market for every area of talent: learning, rewards, performance management and appraisal approval, succession and hiring management and many more. Close to 70 percent of the providers surveyed have mobile learning management capabilities today. 'Impressive this year is the software creator’s mantra “develop for mobile first.” Even core HR. Even content authoring tools. And the applications available for mobile use in HR vary in both number and sophistication. Do you use them today?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Gift of Clarity (And Using Goals to Provide It)
    'How is your week going? If you are anything like many of the people I have spoken with this week, you are having one of the most productive weeks of the year. Your focus is like a laser, your to-do list is pared back, and your eyes are on the prize: to finish up the most critical items before the end of the year. So, I have to ask you: why is every week not more like this one? The likely answer is that in other weeks you lack the goal clarity that is helping you focus now. Our new research, High-Impact Performance Management: Using Goals to Focus the 21st-Century (Not a Bersin member?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [Providers] Is New Performance Management Software in your 2015 Future?
    The source of this software varies: 41 percent of respondents reported that their performance management solutions are self-developed; 38 percent are provided by a vendor (often a suite vendor, although the module may be stand-alone) and 21 percent use modules that are within their core HR systems. Our upcoming report “The Definitive Guide to Performance Management Software : 2015 -- A Roadmap to Performance Optimization and the Solutions that Support It” overviews the key features you will want to consider and the vendors that provide them. Many do not. April 2014.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
    [Providers] The Total Cost of Your Workforce
    In a relatively short timeframe, however, ConAgra Foods’ HR team has been able to leverage technology solutions to provide both current and projected headcount as well as total workforce costs. The company was using two principle systems: the HRIS, managed by HR, provided data on salary and benefits; and an ERP system, technically owned by Finance, provided cost data. The goal was to deliver all workforce cost data, regardless of source, to the cloud-based workforce planning system (Visier) to provide a complete picture of costs.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015
    [Providers] “Don’t Mess with Payroll”—and other Lessons from SAPinsider HR
    Two scenarios, however, lead to payroll replacement: companies that are replacing an older on-premise system that had embedded payroll, and those simply contemplating a change of payroll providers; these seem “up for grabs,” as the saying goes. 'I attended the SAPinsider HR conference in Las Vegas this last week – and the energy of the audience was contagious. If you are part of the 44 percent [1]. who are planning to replace an HRIS system this year, you are seriously investigating a Cloud solution. Payroll is generally scary. What does all this mean? Absolutely not.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015
    [Providers] View or Print a Certificate of Completion
    Therefore, not all courses that you complete may provide the option to print or view a certificate. This document provides instruction on how to find, view and print a Certificate of Completion 'When administrators create courses, they establish whether or not a Certificate of Completion is available to students who complete the course.
  • LEARNING ECOSYSTEMS  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Providers] Wow! Do these new apps point to a major, new, door-opening concept?
    Such a concept could usher in an era that provides many new affordances — affordances made possible by the presence of beacon-related technologies (or similar machine-to-machine communications).  'From DSC: Wow! The two apps listed below could represent a new, major, door-opening concept! If this is/becomes the case, we should expect to see a whole new […]. 21st century 24x7x365 access career development Daniel S. Christian entrepreneurship freelancing ideas innovation social learning / networks workplace
  • BRAVE NEW ORG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [Providers] A New Hero of Mine, Alfredo Moser
    As is his non-consumerist and natural tendency, he took matters into his own hands and cooked up a way to provide light in the midst of darkness. Moser devised a way in which to provide light for free. Moser provides us with a glorious example of someone not looking to profit from an idea, but to help those in need, particularly in the community he was a part of. 'I have never understood the fridge magnet adage, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” In my particular life, I’m happy to get the lemon in the first place. It reminds me of the story of Alfredo Moser.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
    [Providers] Educating Caregivers for National Patient Safety Awareness Week
    These courses will help medical professionals provide safe care for their patients, while avoiding potential complications. ' . This week, we’re celebrating Patient Safety Week ! We’ve all had that one (or more) sub-optimal experience at the doctor’s office. Whether it’s a general doctor, a surgeon, or your dentist trying to ask you about your week while probing around in your mouth, there’s no question that some practices are clearly more safe and enjoyable than others. Here we’ll highlight popular patient safety topics and related OpenSesame courses. Safe Practices for Avoiding Falls.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 2015
    [Providers] How to Export and Re-Import Questions and Responses in a Guru Game
    Provide your SME with a link to the game and have him/her register to play. Provide the.CSV file with instructions to make edits, as desired, to the game question stems, responses, or feedback columns. 'Often you will create Knowledge Guru games by partnering with subject matter experts (SMEs). These SMEs want to review the game content after you create it. Here’s how to export your game questions: Go to the DEVELOP tab within the authoring tool. Select Export/Import Questons. Follow directions to export a.CSV file. Otherwise, you will open a new tab instead.).
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Analytics takes Center Stage at Workday Rising
    They see three progressive phases in analytics of increasing sophistication and benefit to end users: the first, more common today, is data that describes the organization as it stands; the second is predictive: a theme common to many software providers in the HR community today; and the third, demonstrated in this keynote, adds the ability to recommend actions based on those predictions. With its unique perspective among standalone HR and talent providers with support for a complete financial suite, Workday also provides analytics on financials. User Experience. link].
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
    [Providers] The Future Workplace Embraces Freelancers
    From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. From the organization’s perspective, freelancers provide a ready source of talent to supplement the existing workforce. Kaggle, for example, provides a competition platform for top analytics talent. 'UCLA’s annual HR Roundtable Retreat featured an interesting discussion of future workforce trends. Some of the top freelancing roles include: Writing.
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