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  • 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  |  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.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
    [Providers] LMS Blog: How do I change the welcome text on my LMS login page?
    Latitude provides LMS administrators with a range of tools to manage both the look and targeted areas of content on the LMS. The three primary tools for customizing the LMS include: Edit HTML Content - Providing authorized administrators with access to a set of customizeable web pages, presented within an HTML editor that allows real-time edits directly through the user interface. Latitude Learning LMS Blog. LMS Blog. Home Free LMS Our LMS Pricing Services Support Blog. How do I change the welcome text on my LMS login page? Posted by Latitude Learning Team 4/29/2012 0 Comments.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012
    [Providers] LMS Blog: Latitude Learning LMS Release Notes (v2.5.1.62601)
    This release (version 2.5.1.62601) was promoted to production on Sunday, June 3rd and included the following updates and enhancements: LMS Enhancements: New Goals Tab – the Latitude Learning LMS now provides a Goals Tab on the home page which displays a summary of goals that have been assigned to the student along with an indication as to whether or not the student has met the goal. Once configured, instructors and students can link to webinars/webinar sites via a "Link to Classroom" button provide on the Offering details page. Latitude Learning LMS Blog. LMS Blog. Tweet.
  • LATITUDE LEARNING BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012
    [Providers] LMS Blog: How Do I View Enrollment Reports?
    This 5 minute video provides a detailed guide for administrators on preparing and reviewing enrollment reports. Latitude Learning LMS Blog. LMS Blog. Home Free LMS Our LMS Pricing Services Support Blog. How Do I View Enrollment Reports? Posted by Jeff Walter 8/7/2012 0 Comments. Tweet. How to View Enrollment Reports. It will show you how to: Login to the LMS. Define report parameters. Search reports. Select and view report data. LMS Training Video. Categories: LMS FAQ. LMS Training Video. No Comments. Add Comment. Name: (required). Email: (required). Post Comment. Name: (required).
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010
    [Providers] Tweeting on-hold Wait Times?
    realize you could just start doing it on twitter and see it would take off, but it might be interesting to build a site designed to aggregate the data and provide the Zeitgeist in a human readable way. haven't thought it through, but it seems the service would be valuable to consumers if linked to Yelp or other consumer services and it could provide insight into customer service for many companies. So I have had the idea that I think would be a great service to allow people to tweet when they are being asked to wait on hold on the telephone, or at the doctor or dentist office.
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010
    [Providers] Home vs School: The best 21st Century Learning Environment
    Provided with enough "free time" learners will begin to build reading and collaboration skills and hopefully at some point start to take the role of creator. I was thinking about a comment I heard on Rocketboom from an Intel employee discussing the release of their classmatePC designed for the classroom. His comment was something to the effect that since students have broadband and computers at home, they are set back 20 years when they enter the classroom. I am paraphrasing). This is an interesting idea on a couple of levels. Compare this to Home. not to mention the PSP and iPad).
  • LEARNING AND TECHNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, JULY 2, 2010
    [Providers] Great Animation on Motivation
    RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us The main point is to think about how you can provide your team with more autonomy, more time to achieve mastery on specific skills, and provide everyone with a clear purpose. RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us The main point is to think about how you can provide your team with more autonomy, more time to achieve mastery on specific skills, and provide everyone with a clear purpose. This video is going round the web, but very interesting. motivation
  • ASTD LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Microsoft Acquires Yammer—So What?
    announced yesterday that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 Microsoft Corp. and Yammer Inc. billion in cash. Yammer will join the Microsoft Office Division, led by division President Kurt DelBene, and the team will continue to report to current CEO David Sacks. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval. Click here to read full version
  • 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.
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007
    [Providers] Open Source LMS Comparison
    Starting a new post to capture resources providing comparison, information on Open Source LMS: Course Management Systems Comparison - By Edutools 2006: The Year Of Moodle - From Epic Open Source For Learning - Harold Jarche
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007
    [Providers] Sify Reports Big eLearning Wins
    Sify will be delivering these services from its global management center in Chennai. -- Sify has been selected as the preferred eLearning services partner by one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies , for whom Sify is already providing eLearning content development as well as remote infrastructure support for their learning technology platforms. SIFY Reports U.S. GAAP Results for the year and fourth Quarter ended 31st March 2007. Sify has already completed the design phase and will now be developing a range of eLearning courses over the next 2 years, valued at over $3.0
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007
    [Providers] NIIT Bullish On eLearning
    based provider of learning software, in August, 2006, said Thadani. India's NIIT Ltd. 500304.BY) is planning to invest between INR250 million and INR400 million on expanding its infrastructure over the next two years ending March 31, 2009, the company's chief executive officer said. "This year we invested about INR600 million on new infrastructure. But this year was a major renewal year with new partnerships requiring massive investments in infrastructure," Vijay K. Thadani told Dow Jones Newswires in a recent interview. The company's total revenue grew 20% on year to INR3.47
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2007
    [Providers] Brainvisa Technologies acquired by Indecomm Global Services
    This is the second acquisition done by Indecomm Global Services this year after it recently acquired US Recordings, a US-based leading provider of mortgage recording solutions. Pune based eLearning company, Brainvisa has been acquired. The consolidation juggernaut continues. Looks like Sequoia has attempted to give Brainvisa the platform it needs to unlock its potential and Indecomm gets to round out its service offering. Click here to read the press release
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2007
    [Providers] Free Web Conferencing Tool By Elluminate
    E-learning technology provider Elluminate has rolled out the final release of its new, free Web conferencing system, vRoom. vRoom is essentially a virtual office, providing features like video and audio conferencing, instant messaging, application and desktop sharing, and interactive whiteboard capabilities. The company has also announced version 2.0 of its Blackboard Building Block extension for Elluminate Live!, a distance learning tool. Elluminate's vRoom is a collaboration tool supporting up to three simultaneous users, including the moderator. Journal, 3/21/2007
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
    [Providers] Educomp Acquires Savvica
    Educomp Solutions , the online, interactive and multimedia education content and solutions provider announced on Wednesday that it had acquired a 70.05 To add online solutions to its kitty, Educomp had previously acquired AsknLearn , a Singapore based e-learning content provider. It also took a 76 per cent stake in ThreeBrix E-Services , the owner of learninghour.com , an online and offline learning solutions provider focused at Indian students. The acquisition of Savvica will add online community building capabilities to Educomp's content offerings. crore to Rs 110.1
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2007
    [Providers] Sequoia May Invest In Excelsoft
    From the article : "Excelsoft is a six-year-old firm which provides a range of customised learner-centric learning systems, test and assessment systems, and desktop tools. Known in the eLearning industry for its investments in companies such as Brainvisa and Tarang , Sequoia Capital continues to play the game. recent article in Business Standard mentions Sequoia Capital to be looking at potential investments in Mysore based, Excelsoft. deal is expected to be sealed by early-January 2008.
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2008
    [Providers] Ex-Brainvisa Employee and Founder of Enthuse Technologies, Samir Inamdar, Arrested
    UPDATE - 24, JUNE, 2009 - Asma Thorve, ex-Vice President of Brainvisa also arrested by Pune police for providing Brainvisa data to Samir Inamdar. This is an incident that clearly shows how cut-throat and competitive the eLearning industry has become in India. As smaller companies fight to survive and retain clients, some are resorting to questionable practices in their quest for a share of the pie. According to a press release by the police, Inamdar had been dismissed from Brainvisa in 2006 and formed his own e-learning company subsequently. " More here. More here. More here
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2009
    [Providers] Instructional Design Courses In India
    In response to a lot of queries I have decided to provide some information on the courses available for budding instructional designers in India. If you know of a course that should be in here or if you represent an institution that offers courses in instructional design please feel free to email me at: Symbiosis Centre For Distance Learning Post Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design (PGDID) This PGDID program provides basic theoretical and practical skills needed to design, deliver and evaluate courseware. S.N.D.T Women's University. You could contact them using the info her
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Companies in India: City & Offerings Breakup
    Our research shows that there are currently in the region of 100 companies of varying size and scale in India engaged in providing e-Learning related services. The following graphic captures the citywise and offerings breakup of these companies
  • THE LEARNED MAN  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
    [Providers] Halogen eLearning Manager - The Award Winning Learning Management System
    Halogen eLearning Manager also provides a number of key benefits to managers and employees. Traditionally, performance and learning management systems have been designed and implemented as separate applications. With the Halogen eLearning Manager Learning Management System , training and HR specialists can identify performance strengths and gaps across their organizations and determine what learning activities and programs are needed to meet goals.
  • TOWARDS MATURITY  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Providers] 16 ideas to help us move 'Beyond the Course'
    The role of resources – Learning and development professionals need to also focus on creating flexible practical resources to support learners, helping them to apply learning and explore further in a way that also compliments workshops – examples such as job aids, video resources, top ups, mobile resources and team meeting support were provided by the different case studies. Video provides an authentic voice through interviews with real practitioners. Provide time to reflect. Deconstructing the learning process. Role of games. Supporting the managers.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Providers] The Affordable Care Act is Upheld: What It Might Mean For Your Health Care Benefits Costs
    The legislation is designed to drive down insurance costs through market competition driven by their “Affordable Insurance Exchange” This buyer’s market of health care benefit providers will be organized by each State – work supported by Federal grants. Providers in the Exchange are vetted, namely by keeping premiums low. For employers making contributions to their employees’ health care premiums, they would no longer have these costs if employees’ signed up for an Exchange provider. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Providers] Corporate Executive Board acquires SHL: Heating Up the Market for HR Services and Data
    Today Corporate Executive Board ( EXBD ) announced the acquisition of SHL , the world's largest provider of talent assessment solutions. First, CEB is a global provider of best-practices research and tools in the areas of Human Resources, IT, Sales and Marketing, Finance, and Legal. The company was built through the merger of SHL and Previsor, and is now the largest provider of employee assessments. Why wouldn't SAP, Oracle, Workday, ADP, and every other software provider offer benchmarking data from its customers along with it's systems? BigData Play.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Providers] Poor Jobs Report Points to Tumult In US Workforce
    spoke with the CEO of Odesk yesterday, one of the largest providers of contract work platforms and marketplaces. Today's poor jobs report ( only 80,000 jobs created ) points out the many talent imbalances we have been talking about over the last year. just finished an interview on CBS radio and the message was simple: we have some complex changes taking place in the workforce we must address. There is a major talent imbalance in the workforce. Today we are in a "Talent Paradox" - high unemployment coupled with a difficulty in hiring.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Providers] Social Media — A New Sales Imperative
    But let’s think about social media in the selling process – how it relates to the sales of whatever goods and services your company provides. Our recent report on Social Sourcing reviewed how companies today are using social media in locating and engaging candidates. Current research we are conducting on employment branding reviews how social media is used in the branding process. recent article in the Harvard Business Review (Tweet Me, Friend Me, Make Me Buy – July-August 2012) discusses the key roles social media can play in prospecting. It well might.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Providers] Fresh Water in the Talent Pool: Go Social for Sourcing
    The challenge companies like Jobscience seek to solve is providing one up-to-date view of the potential candidate, and make that information easily visible to the recruiter. I was talking to some interesting folks at San Francisco’s Jobscience today about locating talent. The issues of the oh-so-yesterday concept of the “talent pool” came up in our conversation. Remember that? And the challenges facing recruiters now? Aggregators are out there, but is the synthesis of social data today serving recruiters well? I’d like to hear for you recruiters on this topic!)
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] Microsoft Goes SaaSy and Social With Next Office Release
    Office 365 is an online subscription service that provides email, shared calendars, the ability to create and edit documents online, instant messaging, web conferencing, a public website for your business, and internal team sites—all accessible anywhere from nearly any device. How many of us spend most of our days in Microsoft Office? know I do. In May, in a visit to Microsoft’s campus with executives from PageUp People, we were able to see prototypes of the new Microsoft Office product. And – dare I say it – it looked pretty cool. Today in San Francisco,Mr.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 17, 2012
    [Providers] The Social Recruiting Tool HotList
    For more details, members can consult our Solution Provider library. Over the last year we have been flooded with calls, emails, and carrier pigeons telling us about hot new startups in the social recruiting space. And this is no surprise: the combination of cloud technology and smart ideas, fueled by venture funding, has created some amazing new companies. In this blog (which I will update regularly), I will keep you up to date on some of the hottest new companies. Candidate Tools: Path.to and Bright : These companies try to mine your social graph and "find jobs" for you.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Providers] ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution
    While its offerings may appear complex, they are all based on providing end-to-end HR services to small companies, mid-sized business, and global corporations. Our initial look at the system shows that it is already competitive with many of the talent management providers (offering goal management, development planning, talent reviews and comparisons, performance reviews, succession management, replacement planning, compensation analysis and comparisons, learning paths and informal learning). Cloud-Based End-to-End Talent Management Providers. Background on ADP.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Providers] Leadership: Science or Art? Is Inspiration Possible?
    Leaders need to provide that inspiration, that supportive stimulation that drives their teams to creativity, innovation, and mission-related action. We at Bersin & Associates devote a lot of time and attention to leadership. Recently we were treated to a day-long event on leading ( not managing -- "leading") presented by members of Impact Achievement Group from Redmond, Washington. One thing I liked was their tag line "Leadership training that sticks!). Our team leaders for the event were also authors of a book called "People Leave Managers.Not Organizations."
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Providers] SuccessFactors Unfurls its Sails at SuccessConnect
    She also stated that they believe their solution for the management side of recruiting can now go toe-to-toe with any of the ATS providers out there (we will evaluate this in our Fall research on the ATS market). My thanks to Stu Agtsteribbe, our Director of Solution Provider Services, for his assistance with this article With a 100+ day head start over their arch rivals at Oracle-Taleo, it was with great interest that our team spent the past few days with the SuccessFactors/SAP team at their user’s conference event in San Francisco. And why shouldn’t he be happy?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Providers] Will Low-Cost, Online Universities Transform Corporate Learning?
    they provide can't be accessed elsewhere, but because the content comes. It will be fascinating to watch as top universities (and others as well) try to figure out how to provide such certificates without undercutting their brand names or their premium. or inexpensive online course provided by Stanford, one that fills one of. In the mainstream and business press, there has been a lot of recent buzz about low-cost, online universities. We are already well aware of the number of. high-profile higher education institutions that partner with certain. courses." Prices.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Providers] The Affordable Care Act is Upheld: What It Might Mean For Your Health Care Benefits Costs
    The legislation is designed to drive down insurance costs through market competition driven by their “Affordable Insurance Exchange” This buyer’s market of health care benefit providers will be organized by each State – work supported by Federal grants. Providers in the Exchange are vetted, namely by keeping premiums low. For employers making contributions to their employees’ health care premiums, they would no longer have these costs if employees’ signed up for an Exchange provider. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Providers] Corporate Executive Board acquires SHL: Heating Up the Market for HR Services and Data
    Today Corporate Executive Board ( EXBD ) announced the acquisition of SHL , the world's largest provider of talent assessment solutions. First, CEB is a global provider of best-practices research and tools in the areas of Human Resources, IT, Sales and Marketing, Finance, and Legal. The company was built through the merger of SHL and Previsor, and is now the largest provider of employee assessments. Why wouldn't SAP, Oracle, Workday, ADP, and every other software provider offer benchmarking data from its customers along with it's systems? BigData Play.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
    [Providers] Poor Jobs Report Points to Tumult In US Workforce
    spoke with the CEO of Odesk yesterday, one of the largest providers of contract work platforms and marketplaces. Today's poor jobs report ( only 80,000 jobs created ) points out the many talent imbalances we have been talking about over the last year. just finished an interview on CBS radio and the message was simple: we have some complex changes taking place in the workforce we must address. There is a major talent imbalance in the workforce. Today we are in a "Talent Paradox" - high unemployment coupled with a difficulty in hiring.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012
    [Providers] Social Media — A New Sales Imperative
    But let’s think about social media in the selling process – how it relates to the sales of whatever goods and services your company provides. Our recent report on Social Sourcing reviewed how companies today are using social media in locating and engaging candidates. Current research we are conducting on employment branding reviews how social media is used in the branding process. recent article in the Harvard Business Review (Tweet Me, Friend Me, Make Me Buy – July-August 2012) discusses the key roles social media can play in prospecting. It well might.
  • TONY O'DRISCOLL  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
    [Providers] My New Home: Duke Corporate Education
    The unique constellation of capabilities that have been created and the incredible talent that the leadership team has convened is second-to-none in the industry … It is no surprise to me  that Duke CE was recently recognized as the number 1 provider of Custom Executive Education for the tenth year in a row. As I mentioned a few posts ago, I taught my last Culture, Civilization and Leadership class for Fuqua’s CCMBA Program in St. Petersburg, Russia last week. During that time I have come to appreciate what a truly special place Duke CE is. Uncategorized DukeCE Wadatripp
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
    [Providers] SuccessFactors Unwraps Turbo-Charged HR Analytics Solution
    Using much of the original technology in Infohrm, the system provides a wide range of reporting and data comparisons, including workforce planning and scenario building. wont try to detail it here, but it's the type of "value add" we all need from our solution providers. The HR analytics market has gotten white hot. With all the HR and talent management software out there, companies are now starting to invest very heavily in their HR analytics strategies. For more on this topic, read about our BigData in HR research.). And I mean very hard.) Three Systems in One.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012
    [Providers] ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution
    While its offerings may appear complex, they are all based on providing end-to-end HR services to small companies, mid-sized business, and global corporations. Our initial look at the system shows that it is already competitive with many of the talent management providers (offering goal management, development planning, talent reviews and comparisons, performance reviews, succession management, replacement planning, compensation analysis and comparisons, learning paths and informal learning). Cloud-Based End-to-End Talent Management Providers. Background on ADP.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Providers] Leadership: Science or Art? Is Inspiration Possible?
    Leaders need to provide that inspiration, that supportive stimulation that drives their teams to creativity, innovation, and mission-related action. We at Bersin & Associates devote a lot of time and attention to leadership. Recently we were treated to a day-long event on leading ( not managing -- "leading") presented by members of Impact Achievement Group from Redmond, Washington. One thing I liked was their tag line "Leadership training that sticks!). Our team leaders for the event were also authors of a book called "People Leave Managers.Not Organizations."
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Providers] SuccessFactors Unfurls its Sails at SuccessConnect
    She also stated that they believe their solution for the management side of recruiting can now go toe-to-toe with any of the ATS providers out there (we will evaluate this in our Fall research on the ATS market). My thanks to Stu Agtsteribbe, our Director of Solution Provider Services, for his assistance with this article With a 100+ day head start over their arch rivals at Oracle-Taleo, it was with great interest that our team spent the past few days with the SuccessFactors/SAP team at their user’s conference event in San Francisco. And why shouldn’t he be happy?
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
    [Providers] Bersin Launches New Recognition Research: A Hidden Secret To Talent Management
    PS, I would like to thank Stacia Garr, our Principal Analyst in talent management, for this amazing work and all the value it will provide to our clients. I'm excited to announce that this week we launched our Employee Recognition research , a program we started early last year. As I'm sure you know, organizations around the world are suffering from low levels of employee engagement for many reasons. The unemployment rate is high, people are working harder than ever, and employees are overwhelmed with too much information and technology at work. The Employee Recognition Industry.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012
    [Providers] Will Low-Cost, Online Universities Transform Corporate Learning?
    they provide can't be accessed elsewhere, but because the content comes. It will be fascinating to watch as top universities (and others as well) try to figure out how to provide such certificates without undercutting their brand names or their premium. or inexpensive online course provided by Stanford, one that fills one of. It will be fascinating to watch as top universities (and others as well) try to figure out how to provide such certificates without undercutting their brand names or their premium tuitions. We are already well aware of the number of. Prices.
  • LEARNING ON THE LEADING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Providers] The Affordable Care Act is Upheld: What It Might Mean For Your Health Care Benefits Costs
    The legislation is designed to drive down insurance costs through market competition driven by their “Affordable Insurance Exchange” This buyer’s market of health care benefit providers will be organized by each State – work supported by Federal grants. Providers in the Exchange are vetted, namely by keeping premiums low. For employers making contributions to their employees’ health care premiums, they would no longer have these costs if employees’ signed up for an Exchange provider. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2012
    [Providers] Great Job for Readers of this Blog
    In the process of this endeavor, the Director would work with our clinical education faculty and students to foster and promote opportunities for interactive learning, including networked learning and team-based learning, as well as to support active learning by providing multi-modal learning opportunities.  It is anticipated that Director would provide guidance on effective teaching and learning strategies, particularly with regard to educational technologies. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center  . Department/Section: Surgery. Age Specific Care Requirements :  N/A. Other.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2009
    [Providers] m-Learning e-Book "New Technologies, New Pedagogies: Mobile Learning in Higher Education"
    This book provides examples of m-learning implementation and concludes with some recommended design principles for m-learning. A free e-book, New Technologies, New Pedagogies: Mobile Learning in Higher Education , is available for free download through the University of Wollongong's Research Online. For anyone involved in m-learning, this is a worthwhile read. You can also download the e-book (PDF file) directly via this link. Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] Green Screen Video Studio at CDPE
    Finer details of the studio set-up can be found in the PDF they were nice enough to provide, which you can download  here. I have written about building my low budget video studio in the past, but today I was really amazed at what the Center for Professional and Distance Education at the University of Central Oklahoma (CPDE) has built for less than $2,000. Today they presented for the e-Learning Guild's DemoFest. Here is the final budget of the studio, which as you can see they really got bang for their buck. Sanyo High Definition Camcorder – $349.95 Boris FX Chroma Key Software – $299.00
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2009
    [Providers] Moodle Demo Site
    They provide access to Admin, Teacher, and Student levels, so you can get a good feel for the system's features as they pertain to each role. While  searching Moodle.org for ways to learn more about Moodle, I found their demo site. It is a great way to learn and explore this open source LCMS. And the demo system is erased and restored every hour, allowing you to do whatever you want without any harm. Also, the demo is offered in numerous languages. If you want to learn more about Moodle and like to learn by doing, this will be just the place. Here is the link -  [link].
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
    [Providers] I Carry My ActionScript Around My Neck
    If you need a personal wiki that can reside on your flash drive, TiddlyWiki provides one. Whenever I write new Flash Actionscript (that works) or find useful Actionscript, I make it a point to place it somewhere accessible where I can access it later. It may be years before I need that particular code again, but I want to access it quickly along with any associated notes I saved with it. Here has been my solution for many years. have added a personal wiki to my removable flash drive. There may be others out there, but this one works for me. Adobe Flash Lite Misc. flashlite flash
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [Providers] Free and Easy Chart Creation Tool
    ChartGo.com provides an incredibly easy to use web-based tool for creating charts, including bar, pie, line and area charts. They also provide numerous avenues of sharing your chart (URL, e-mail link to chart, social bookmarking, Twitter, etc.). Here is a free, practical tool for creating charts. You can quickly create a chart, save it, and add it to a course, website or blog. If you want something more sophisticated, stick with Excel. If you want something you can create in a matter of minutes, this is the tool for you. Here is an example of a chart I made.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [Providers] Simulations - Considerations
    Provide job aids. If Currently, I am involved in creating simulations for a new system application. This is something I have done a lot of over the years. And I have learned quite a bit, but the hard way. To avoid the problems I encountered in the past, I strongly suggest making the following considerations prior to developing software or system application simulations. Have access to a “test” system to capture the sim's screens. If Is there sensitive data or information on the system (test or live) that should not be displayed on the simulation? Timing of the course launch.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2009
    [Providers] LearnTrends Conference November 17-19 (free, online conference)
    Here are just some of the speakers you can expect to hear from at the conference: George Siemens Tony Karrer Jay Cross Tony O'Driscoll Charles Jennings Andy McGovern Clark Quinn Deb Schultz Jerry Michalski Jane Hart Laura Overton Christy Confetti Higgins Janet Clarey Pam Boiros Harold Jarche Jack Merklein John Smith This is an impressive group of people who will be providing great perspectives and conversations around innovations in workplace learning. The preliminary schedule for the LearnTrends online conference is now available. Its See the full agenda here.   And register here.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [Providers] Following the eLearningLearning Community
    Here are some of the new features that make it easy to to follow: Best of  link - Provides the best posts on eLearningLearning based on social signals. If you have not been to eLearningLearning.com recently you will notice their redesign and new features. am a frequent visitor and also member of this elearning blog community. It's a great collection of elearning blogs with a wide spectrum of perspectives. RSS - The best of eLearningLearning or full lis t of blog posts. Mail - Receive recaps of the best of elearningLearning or receive recaps of the full list of blog posts. ISD e-Learnin
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
    [Providers] My e-Learning Toolbox
    It is a glimpse not just into their development tool preferences, but it also provides some reflection into the approaches they take in creating courses. Every so often I see my fellow bloggers posting lists of what they have in their e-learning toolbox. These posts are always interesting and helpful. Here is what I have in my e-learning toolbox and some notes on how I use these tools. ToolBook authoring tool - this is the DHTML authoring tool used at my company, but prior to this I used TrainerSoft (now Outstart Trainer), which is my preference. Adobe Fireworks - editing graphics.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
    [Providers] Wanna Read Some e-Learning Horror Stories?
    My company, which provided health care to military personnel from North Carolina to Maine, had service centers throughout its footprint. Over at the PLS Online Course Development blog they have been posting e-learning horror stories and they have had some doozies so far. These stories are not only entertaining, but also valuable ways to learn directly from the witnesses of such ghoulish e-learning events. Christy from the  PLS Online Course Development blog was nice enough to include my horror story, but worked her magic and transformed it into a poem in the style of Poe's "The Raven."
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [Providers] you have to fight for the right TO BE ENGAGING
    When you launch your prototype/course and your audience provides positive feedback. I just read a comment on a blog where a someone was very frustrated by bland, unengaging page turners. It got me thinking. How do you get a an organization out of the rut of making page turners and to start creating more engaging and effective courses? Here are my first thoughts: Put on your instructional designer hat and do everything you can to educate all involved (SMEs, clients, managers, and audience too) on what effective e-learning is and how all involved can benefit from it. Thanks.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] Feds on the Cloud
    Federal agencies are utilizing cloud computing and now have an app store, Apps.gov , which provides federal agencies and their staff with cloud computing applications. Here is the video Apps.gov provides as an introduction to cloud computing. This includes business apps, productivity apps, social media apps, and cloud IT services. https://www.apps.gov/images/cloud/swf/cloud_flash.swf Many corporations, and individuals, are still very hesitant to use the cloud, but hopefully the government's move to using the cloud will encourage others to use it.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] Big Question - Working with SMEs
    This will provide some reference to what they may expect in a course. Provide detailed instructions for reviewing drafts. also provide a checklist. Also request SMEs to provide names of anyone else familiar with the subject well enough to provide useful feedback. This will be helpful in connecting you to the people that will provide evaluation data. This month's Big Question at Learning Circuits is on working with subject matter experts (SME). First off, thank you Tony at Learning Circuits for using my suggestion as this month's question. In
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] Adobe Flash in Your Car
    QNX has created the Connected Automotive Reference (CAR) platform, which provides interactive interfaces for dashboard displays and car entertainment consoles. Adobe Flash has continually been showing up in more and more places. Phones, TVs, Billboards (really just big monitors in airports and mega stores), now in your car. And games, widgets and videos can be integrated into these systems. WARNING: e-Learning while driving may be dangerous, leave it to the passengers. FYI: This is not a thing of the future. Adobe Flash Lite Misc. flash
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009
    [Providers] Ordering Training is Not Like Ordering Pizza
    The authors provide a practical approach to analyzing instructional content with the purpose of determining the best media to deliver the content. Here is a rule of thumb they provide that I agree with "As a rule of thumb, it would be cost-effective to use self-paced e-Learning for delivering declarative knowledge and some of procedural knowledge that can be codified fairly easily. All too often people request training and have already determined the delivery medium they want. To borrow a phrase from a former boss,  "ordering training is not like ordering pizza." It
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Big Question - Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning
    They mayhelp you push the initiative through the possible IT bureaucracy and can provide additional evaluation and advice from a tech perspective. Learning Circuit's Big Question this month is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" In response, I have put together a list of strategies I feel are important and if done right can be effective. Management buy-in Demo its use to decision makers. Show them case studies (from your industry, if possible, and emphasize return on investment (ROI)). Emphasize ROI again. Blogging Social Media Twitte
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2009
    [Providers] August Big Question - Feedback
    The Learning Circuits' Big Question for August is to provide feedback on the "Big Question" itself. This provides not just perspectives, but valuable solutions. have a high opinion of it and have always enjoyed reflecting on the questions posed and reading the responses posted. One of the goals of the Big Question is to "Get different perspectives on topics that are of interest to workplace learning professionals." I feel the Big Question achieves that goal. Here are just a few some examples that I have found beneficial. must have missed that month. ISD e-Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2009
    [Providers] Flash Accessibility (508 Compliance)
    Creating Accessible Sites in Flash - This Adobe presentation provides a great introduction on how to make Flash accessible to users with disabilities. I have been doing some research on making Adobe Flash SWfs 508 compliant and found some great resources I would like to share. FYI: Adobe has come quite a way in making Flash more accessible. Accessibility with Flash has been a challenge over the years and prevented many organizations, especially U.S. Government agencies, from using Flash. It is also a good example of an accessible Flash site. Thanks. 508 Compliance flash
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009
    [Providers] Signals at Purdue U. - Increasing Student Success
    Signals also provides intervention e-mails from instructors and communicates available campus resources to assist the student. To increase the success of their students Purdue University has implemented an intervention system called Signals. It combines predictive modeling and the data mining of their Blackboard Vista system to identify students who are academically at risk. Risk ratings are assigned, integrated with Blackboard and available on the student's Blackboard homepage. See Purdue's description. LMS e-Learning
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Reflecting on 2009's Posts - Big Question
    cannot speak about what I learned without mentioning that in 2009 my employer (Provident Bank) was acquired another bank. December's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is "What did you learn about learning in 2009," but they also suggest looking at your  top 2009 posts for "aha moments." So, here are my top ten 2009 posts according my blog's best of list found through eLearningLearning. have simply added my thoughts next to each. Flash Accessibility (508 Compliance) I was surprised to see 508 Compliance top the list. And there is no end to that learning curve. Blogging ISD
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
    [Providers] Video on Twitter in the Classroom
    It provides perspectives from the professor and the students. Here is a really well done video about Twitter being used in a UT Dallas classroom. Goes to show ya, in the classroom Twitter is a great medium for increasing participation. Social Media Twitter
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009
    [Providers] Overview of Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Evaluation
    Here is a nice, quick overview of Donald Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation provided by Kirkpatrick Partners, LLC.  Also a nice addition to the Free e-Learning page. Update on 1/26/2010 - the slides are no longer available online. Sorry for the inconvenience Slide 12 have a helpful matrix of tools that can be used for measuring each level. ISD Evaluation e-Learning
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