Summary of Original Snake Oil Comments

The Learning Circuits

I'd say an understanding of the user, combined with an understanding of the technology, and hard work.” Vicky Fisher (processes) and Jennifer Turner (salaries) blame cuts to design budgets as to blame.

PowerPoint. Back in Style

The Learning Circuits

PowerPoint is probably the most misunderstood, misused and maligned software program used for instruction today. Because budgets are so tight in public education and you can find PowerPoint installed on all the computers in our district, I've really been pushing teacher use/instruction of PowerPoint for incorporating into the daily, instructional process of our classes. Beginning with the 2005 school year, I'm even teaching an experimental class called Presentation Skills.

Measuring The Effectiveness of Your Blended Learning Program

Obsidian Learning

Though these surveys provide a window into how your learners are responding to the learning event, will they be enough to back you up when there is a need for a greater investment in training, when budgets are lean, or when there is a downturn in your associated markets?

Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI

Obsidian Learning

Reactions to a learning event are important and the happy sheets do serve a purpose, but will they really provide enough hard data for informed decision making when greater investment in training is needed, budgets are cut, competition for resources is fierce, and times get tough?

Should We Do More Apprenticeships?

Most companies don’t do long training programs like apprenticeships. industries offer them and most companies complain of a skills gap in the workforce, enterprising businesses could use these programs to jump ahead of the curve and gain a competitive advantage.

Why 65% Savings Isn’t Enough: Barriers to Organizational Change

Your Training Edge

Other than eliminating your training programs entirely, what other action could you take that would reduce your training budget by 95%? In their 2005 book Blue Ocean Strategy , Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne identify common hurdles to organizational change and ways to overcome them.

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The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce


The 70:20:10 Model in Managing Innovation is a business resource management model that was pioneered in 2005 by Eric Schmidt, ex-CEO of Google Inc, and is being practiced at Google ever since. Relook at the budget allocations for your organizational training programs.

The Importance of Being an Instructional Designer

Origin Learning

It is quite evident that the storyboard is the key foundation on which the success of the eLearning program rests. Given above is a basic storyboard template that covers the key elements that go into creating content for an eLearning program.

In-Person vs. Online Training: What Does the Research Say?


In 2019, 59% of learning and development pros spend more of their budget on online training than they did three years ago. If they can show that training programs result in learning, they have a success to show their bosses.

Welcome to Synchronous E-Learning Month

Bottom-Line Performance

workers participated in a distance learning course in 2005. And here in Indiana, our most recent budget includes f unds for the development of pilot virtual charter schools that will serve up to 500 students within two years. I completed my masters program online. One of the things I love about working at BLP is that we’re never afraid to change it up! And we’re making some significant changes to our Lessons on Learning blog!

Lectora User Conference Showcase: Thinking Differently


Big Results for Small Budgets. -->. Big Results for Small Budgets. -->. Big Results for Small Budgets. -->. Big Results for Small Budgets. -->. in Instructional Technology from the George Mason University’s “Immersion” Program. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA.

So Far to Go: A Local School Board Candidate Armed with Mis-Information

Kapp Notes

Our school board was approving its budget for the next year and there was a line item of $327,000 for the purchasing of nine mobile laptop labs each having close to 30 computers. When I noticed the $327,000 budgeted for laptops, I saw a streak of red.[laptops The district also saw a 26 percent decrease in absenteeism.— Eastern Townships School Board, Magog, Quebec, December 2005 Here is another article about the positive impact of laptops.(not

Choosing Your LMS: The SAQs And Their Answers


You need to pick something that ticks all the necessary feature checkboxes for corporate use , offers great support options, meets your budget criteria, plays well with your existing infrastructure, handles your use cases, and supports any relevant industry standards.

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Hot List - April 1, 2009 to April 11, 2009

Tony Karrer

US surveys show e-learning on the rise as training budgets fall - Clive on Learning , April 2, 2009 Thanks to Kineo for pointing me to the Market Update recently released by Ambient Insight which forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 16.3% Coming back after a week of being mostly disconnected I'm woefully behind on email and even more so on my reading. Luckily, I have a short cut to seeing the stuff that is generating interest across most of the top eLearning bloggers.