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4 Ways to use Curation in Learning

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Here L&D looks beyond providing highly structured courses and towards individual resources.  BP adopts this approach. I’m getting very excited about the possibilities of using more digital curation in learning.  The trouble with curation is that I’m seeing it everywhere. Aggregation is the same thing, but done within a formal learning context.  Aggregation. Integration.

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Open Badges; issuing with the xAPI

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What we need is a modern recognition system for learning that can tap into the evidence provided by the xAPI and provide context for all that activity. Online learning is becoming more complex. It’s social, gamified, blended, active, synchronous, informal and all the rest of it. Bryan Mathers; CC BY-SA 2.0 But this data is often too granular to be meaningful on a wider scale.

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5 learning tech buzzwords worth defending

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Where badges can go beyond certification is in providing the evidence for why a badge was issued. Again, Mozilla Open Badges provide the framework. This post first appeared in the October edition of Inside Learning Technologies. Perhaps it’s time to change our framing. We’re very good at saying what won’t work, but we’re less good at highlighting what might work. Big Data. Badges.

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The Top 5 Articles from the #LearnxAPI MOOC

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And then he jumped onto the MOOC to provide answers to everyone’s questions and comments. As we look back on the MOOC that was #LearnxAPI , so we begin to understand what content worked best for our audience. So join me in this #xAPI link-bait article to see the five most popular articles on the MOOC, based on user interaction (that is views + comments + votes as recorded using xAPI, of course): 5. xAPi in Action. I get carried away in this video; at one point my hands appear to act independently of my body. An oldie, but a goodie. plugin/show?list=ghi&layout=full&show_header=true&show_author=true&show_tools=true&show_sharing=true&per_page=25′></script><div

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Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.

How can Social Learning scale massively? Lesson from World of Warcraft…

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The former is more concerned with meaningful relationships which we build with other people and how they help to provide the context for our learning. Of course, you don’t want to get together to take on a challenge and find some other group already in the dungeon (how often does that happen at work), so each challenge has the ability to provide a unique instance of itself for your group. Much fuss is made of class-size effects in schools, but I often get blank stares when I talk about the dangers of putting 10,000 people together in an online learning environment.

Learning Locker: it’s your data

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In a nutshell, Learning Locker provides a destination where users can create a personal locker housing their learning data that they can then put to work for them. To provide deeper analysis we store the full JSON object in a NoSQL database, so, over time, we can drill into the data exposing insights that we hope will lead to useful services for learners; helping predict learning paths, highlight areas of strength, topics needing addressed and so on. We are currently testing an early prototype and will shortly solicit volunteers interested in providing feedback on the service.

My top learning technology conferences of 2011

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So, some rewards, some angst.  We aren’t doing it again this year.  I didn’t want to get stuck in a cycle of having to appear each year.  I know a number of bigger providers who suggest that, perhaps more than anything, their appearance at this show is an exercise in big swinging dicks with the other providers.  To not appear is a sign of troubles! Hugely clever.

Learning Locker wants to store your learning data

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Using Learning Locker, organisations can store data from a wide range of platforms and applications using the xAPI (or Tin Can) standard.  As xAPI starts to replace SCORM as the key activity tracking standard in E-learning, the Learning Record Store is becoming a ‘must have’ piece of software for education providers and organisations. Today we announce the version 1 release of Learning Locker , the open source Learning Record Store. Visit the Learning Locker website for details and to sign up for instant access. eLearning

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.

FutureLearn MOOCs; the future of learning?

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FutureLearn looks like it knows this; if it set out to deliver highly usable and highly accessible learning, it has.  If it set out to provide a revolution in online teaching, it has not. This week saw the launch of FutureLearn’s first course, The Power of Brands.  FutureLearn is the UK’s answer to Coursera, EdX and the like.  It is good to finally see the UK coming to the party with MOOCs in a coherent manner, something that has been sorely lacking over the last 12 months.  I’d signed up a while ago, so I was keen to get stuck in…. The discourse is an after-thought. 

Managing the Social Learning Mess: Auto-curating content

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Curators also go beyond these functions and use learning objects to tell us a story, providing deeper insight into what would otherwise be just a collection of ‘things’. Let us suppose that we’ve created a social approach to online learning, where-by our users not only take content from our Learning Environment, but actively add content to it as a part of their participation. One of the biggest problems facing those tasked with administrating such a platform is going to be information overload. What is required is a method of ‘Curating’ the content that your learners contribute.

Your organisations next Facebook policy

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Currently, in order to get close to any of the benefits that a website like Facebook could provide your company, you first have to jump over all of the associated ‘risks’ that get thrown at you. So then let’s look to embrace the opportunity that providing access to Facebook will give us. I’m going to go beyond the normally recognised benefits (of which there are many) and move the discussion to one key area of objection: Time-wasting. Do this until more work arrives. It’s a mindset, one of a previous generation. Recent UK figures have shown nearly 2.5 This sucks.

A response to Blake Lapthorn, acting on behalf of PowWow Water

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Finally your letter lists 13 anonymous users and tells me that I should provide you with the IP addresses of those individuals, under threat of further action. Please note for context purposes that the below blog is the full transcript of a letter I have today sent in reply to correspondance received from Blake Lapthorn Solicitors, acting on behalf of PowWow Water. Blake Lapthorn requested that their letter should not be published and I respect this decision. Reference: PowWow Water Blog. FOR PUBLICATION. Dear Sirs. Firstly allow me to correct a small issue with your correspondence.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. While the mainstream social media platforms can provide opportunities for. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital. You’re.

Top 3 Reasons for Replacing eLearning Providers

Upside Learning

eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Providers Replacing eLearning ProvidersThe latest Brandon Hall Report is a revelation for all who are interested in the eLearning outsourcing landscape. It breaks some myths that had so far clouded the path towards outsourcing, one of the popular one was that cost drives eLearning outsourcing. On the contrary the study found that quality, innovation, trust etc. play the […].

5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI

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The post 5 Ways a Strong Learning Culture Provides ROI appeared first on. For many companies, investing in training and training resources tends toward two extremes. On one extreme, companies lean towards mediocrity: just enough training to say it got done, with as little money spent as possible. On the other, companies will “chase the shiny,” grabbing every new technology and teaching method that comes down the pike. [.]. eLearning Training & Development Uncategorized corporate learning ROI ROI of corporate training ROI of learning culture the right learning culture

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Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide

JPL Learning

They also provide medical rehabilitation services on a contract basis at nursing homes, assisted living and senior care centers, schools and worksites. The post Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions. Video Interview with Select Medical’s Director of Education and Development,  Lynn Wonsick.

How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?

eLearning Brothers

You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. That same model can also serve as a framework for when to provide feedback to your learners. Learning: Throughout the course, designers should use quizzes and interactive content to provide performance feedback. about areas for improvement.

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. Our platform provides. well beyond providing content to include. provide the manager with talking points. We provide practice guides to help Sue. We now. Right?

Games Can Provide Authentic Experiences

Kapp Notes

To provide effective instruction, it needs to be as authentic to the actual experience as possible. Gamification of context provides two key advantages. So, providing a game for learning creates an authentic environment other than a classroom or a slideshow and highlights how certain variables or actions taken in situation play out over time. The context of an online course or the context of a classroom is not authentic. May times in a classroom or in an elearning module, there are no consequences for wrong decisions or actions. are most people impacted by that. Design

LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences


It gives them round-the-clock access to training materials, enables them to interact with work-related resources via any mobile device, treats them to a learning experience that’s personalized to their individual learning styles, and provides fun methods for learning dry information. It is amazing to observe the rate at which the eLearning market is growing. Why wouldn’t they? Customization.

eLearning Brothers Provides Customizable eLearning Courses for Bridge

eLearning Brothers

Well, we’ve seized an opportunity to work with Instructure and their Bridge learning management system (LMS) to provide just that! HIPAA—Privacy and Security Basics: This course provides a high-level overview of HIPAA regulations and provides specific best practices for complying with the law and protecting the personal health information you are working with.

Hot List of LMS Providers

CLO Magazine

Tags: learning technology , LMS The post Hot List of LMS Providers appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

We provide both. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. properly, managers provide a concrete and comprehensive. The following models provide guidance on how to both set. Sure, we have provided a model above. How can you provide the systematic process. to provide the system and environment. to provide coaching and accountability to. sprints.

Training Trends Provide Opportunities for Learning Leaders

JPL Learning

Ken has found that when L&D leaders provide solutions that improve performance results, executives are ready to support their efforts. The post Training Trends Provide Opportunities for Learning Leaders appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions. Video interview with the President of Training Industry, Inc. Training Industry, Inc. Ken Taylor is leading Training Industry, Inc.

Ultimate List of Online Course Providers


The infographic below, created by Springest , provides a pretty comprehensive list of all the resources you have at your disposal for finding information on the topic of your choice. Chances are that at some point you have considered taking an online course (or perhaps you already have). The process for finding the right course is similar for most people, which goes something like: 1.

Creating Effective Training Design To Provide Impactful Learning Experience


Manager’s involvement is key: It is they who are in the best position to set expectations, provide support, review progress, coach where required, and also arrange for on-the-job practice of concepts and skills. Gone is the experience, and let’s not even talk about the learning that had to happen. Why is Learning Requirement Analysis important? This makes the analysis comprehensive.

Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

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Sure, one potential advantage would be allowing you to record the completion of a mobile app or game created by a custom provider like us. Talk to LMS provider. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN! Experience! We’re all hearing about it… but what is it? You’ll probably still hear it called “Tin Can” sometimes, but that was a working title. We’ll use its proper name from here on out. Wrong!

Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?

GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I effectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.

LMS Utility For Content Providers: Helping Content Companies Sell Better, Market Better


The LMS of a content developer company should provide a lot of value to the users, making sure that they feel it is worth their money and they come back for more. The LMS should allow learners to review e-courses that provide feedback, on the course content as well as their experience on the learning portal. They expect the same visual appeal in the learning platform as well.

Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning

Origin Learning

STEP 2: PROVIDE A LEARNING OBJECTIVE. STEP 5: PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR LEARNING. STEP 7: PROVIDE FEEDBACK. Inform employees about similar problem situations, provide additional practice and review the lesson. In 1985, American educational psychologist Robert Gagne created a nine-step process of instructional design which can guide the process of learning. DON’Ts. DON’Ts.

Mobile Learning Provides a Lot of Advantage for the Banking and Financial Services Industry: An Insight


The Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) industry is a highly dynamic sector where updated knowledge provides an extra edge over others in the competitive scenario. Many BFSI organizations already are utilizing the mobile advantage by providing pre-loaded hand-held devices to their employees – particularly, the sales staff. Learning

A How to Guide on the Principles of the #elearningmanifesto: # 5 Provide realistic practice

Challenge to Learn

This is Principle 5 of the manifesto: “We will provide learners sufficient levels of realistic practice; for example, simulations, scenario-based decision making, case-based evaluations, and authentic exercises.” Learning Provide realistic practice serious eLearning manifesto The how to guide on the serious principles ” My response to this is, of course we do this. The

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Means: We have to have a way to provide an ongoing stream. Skills Gap 3% 38% 59% 5% 61% 33% 6% 46% 48% 9% 62% 29% 1000 Providing career. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. provide the system and environment. provide coaching and accountability to. An improved solution for developing front- line managers should provide a scorecard. The e-learning provides an. in the e-learning program, providing fertile ground. Extend the Learning Activities within each module provide. tools are provided to help the manager. Moving.

CEGOS 2011 survey provides many new insights

Clive on Learning

It provides some interesting insights but also raises many questions. Cegos 2011 learning trends survey draft, final may 11 When I received this presentation from CEGOS, which describes the results of their latest survey of L&D practices across Europe, I couldn't understand why they wouldn't want to share every aspect of the results as widely as possible. research