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Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

So this roundup of my favourite articles from last month is shorter than usual – just the links, no commentary, but the quotes should give you a taste of why I enjoyed the articles. 1 - Defining social learning – Marcia Conner, 4 October 2012. L&D needs to initiate a social learning program before the organization learns socially. ” 2 - Can Learnist hold the key to enterprise learning - Paul, 5 October 2012.

Three Great Takeaways from ASTD 2012


When I registered for the ASTD International Conference & Expo 2012 over a month ago, I planned to write a recap post for two reasons: First, it’s a chance to share what I learned so people who couldn’t attend might learn something from my experience. And second, writing about what I learned forces me to reflect on the ideas and lessons I was exposed to, and really lets them sink in. Jane Hart wrote a really good article on this subject just this week.


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Adobe Captivate 6: Best Practices for Working with Screen Readers

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

I'd like to follow up that article with information about screen readers. Screen readers are programs designed to allow visually impaired learners to navigate through a website or eLearning lesson by reading the content out loud. For instance, if you're someone who is in the market for a screen reader, there's a section in the article that deals with compatible applications, something that is often overlooked.

Sharing Failure

Clark Quinn

I’ve earlier talked about the importance of failure in learning, and now it’s revealed that Apple’s leadership development program plays that up in a big way. In an article in Macrumors (obviously, an Apple info site), they detail part of Adam Lashinsky’s new Inside Apple book that reports on Apple executive development program.

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Study Finds Benefits in Use of iPad as an Educational Tool


The following is an excerpt from an article published on Emerging Tech. The study looks at the use of iPads at the Longfield Academy , where a large scale 1 to 1 iPad program was implemented last year. 60% of faculty thought that students were more motivated by lessons that incorporate the iPad than those that did not.

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9 Best eLearning Websites to Grasp Knowledge of Programming

Your Training Edge

As the technology trends are advancing, computer programming is becoming the core competency of all kinds of work. Nowadays, many people hold the potential and have the chance to become an expert in many of the programming languages such as C++ and JavaScript. Now you don’t have to waste a lot of money on transportation and go to institutions for learning programming. Coursera was founded in 2012. It is a for-profit educational organization launched in February 2012.

Is 70:20:10 valid?

Jay Cross

And they learn about twice as much from those conversations as in classrooms and formal learning programs. An academic tells me the 70:20:10 numbers are without basis because six PhD students who combed the past 50 years of peer-reviewed articles couldn’t find any empirical research to back them up. The lesson here is not to become stuck on the exact ratios and percentages like a rabbit in the headlights.

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Training Managers? Teach Leaders It’s Not About Them Anymore


This is a lesson we need to drill into the minds of our leaders. The key is to pick a program that fits with your organization’s culture, and then to stick with it. Just make sure that as you’re evaluating leadership programs you’re looking for ones that teach people that leadership is about the performance of others, and not about self. For more Daily Mindflash articles on Management Training, click here.

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Two Easy Ways to Make Training Webinars More Personal


I’ll admit it: When it comes to teaching, classroom programs are my favorite. By gauging an assessing the impact of a lesson, the instructor is able to connect with students and guide them toward meaningful and successful results. But amidst widespread cost-cutting, most organizations have shuttered their classroom learning programs in favor of more inexpensive technology learning. Then have a smaller image at the top of the screen as the program continues.

Social Learning: Key resources from January

Jane Hart

Here is my pick of 10 articles about social learning since my last posting just before Christmas. If you want to read further articles you will find many more that I have saved in my 2012 Reading List. 1 - Through the 70-20-10 looking glass , Charles Jennings, ITA, 29 December 2012. As with the first article, I’m going to call on some insights from Mr Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) for some help. ” 8 - Sharing failure , Clark Quinn, 26 January 2012.

Developing an Online Training Course


Paper handouts that provide additional illustrative examples of lessons, or practice problems in which pupils must apply the material from the textbook and lectures. The technology that’s now easily available transforms every one of those steps, giving educators and trainers far more power and flexibility to get their lessons across. In the case of many training programs, certification is the goal, which can also easily be managed through the same interface as the course.

Embed Brand Into Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

With that in mind, Tonit Calaway, vice president of human resources for Harley-Davidson, who also oversees HDU, and Julie Anding, senior director of employee learning, worked with Duke Corporate Education on a learning intervention for the company’s top 75 leaders called the Executive Leadership Program (ELP). A pilot program was delivered in June 2010. The 75 pilot executives were split into two cohorts, each group going through the same program separately.

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#TrainChat Wrapup: What Trainers Can Learn From Angry Birds


On Friday the Daily Mindflash once again hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design.” The Daily Mindflash : What lessons can trainers take away from a successful game like #AngryBirds? What lessons does the app teach trainers about mobile tech? . The Daily Mindflash : What other games besides #AngryBirds might have these kinds of lessons for trainers? .

Defining Social Learning

Marcia Conner

” Excerpt from Where Social Learning Thrives (an article I wrote with Steve LeBlanc originally posted on Fast Company’s site). It’s not synonymous with informal learning, a term often used to describe anything that’s not learned in a formal program or class. We look across the tweet stream and tuck away lessons of finessed customer service calls, graceful endings to overlong presentations, and recoveries from cultural faux pas in front of visiting clients.

The Importance of Interactivity in electronic distance learning programs - Technology meets Education

. Although eLearning programs are able to overcome the geographical constraints that arise in the conventional class, they also create uncertainty amongst the learners about the quality and frequency of the interaction they enjoy (Borup, West & Graham, 2012). Indeed, the importance of perception of ease of use and feedback are found to irredeemably affect students' performance in eLearning programs (Wei, Peng & Chou, 2014). Articles

How Training Can Help Restore Credibility to the Mortgage Industry


EST) in which he’ll discuss this article, plus other answer other training questions. Creating great training programs is vital. The problem with many training programs is that they are events, with a decided end. So instead of trying to improve training programs, organizations need to create a culture of continuous learning. L&D organizations can no longer afford to create training programs without a reinforcement strategy.

How Training Can Help Overcome the Manufacturing Skills Gap


The following article was written by Derek Singleton of Article republished with permission. I see three ways to achieve this: Strengthen educational partnerships; Invest in corporate in-house training programs; and, Energize the workforce of tomorrow. One such partnership is the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ collaboration with Tooling U — an online training program that provides curricula for everything from CNC machining to welding.

The Benefits of Creating a Leadership Legacy

CLO Magazine

The message of knowledge sharing as legacy was explored by Tome Stewart in a now-famous 1994 article written in Fortune magazine where he warns companies to “focus less on what they own and more on what they know; their intellectual capital.” Best practice is a form of bestowing organizational legacy when individuals take the lessons learned from other companies and transfer that knowledge into their own companies.

An Exuberant discovery for Lonely and Stressed-out eLearners

Vignettes Learning

Sherry Turkle (2012) Exuberant discovery I found an interesting research that helped me further connect the very ideas on why Story-Based eLearning Design helps make elearning more meaningful. RAD I suggest you read Judy Willis full article on RAD The acronym RAD should remind educators of three important neuroscience concepts to consider when preparing lessons: Novelty promotes information transmission through the Reticular activating system.

At The Water Cooler of Learning

Marcia Conner

The company had no formal mailboy-training program. But it was the time I spent huddled in front of the power user’s screen when I really learned the word processing and spreadsheet and graphics programs I needed in my work. You can then buy and enjoy a great e-golf game, find a golf pro, take lessons, take a simulated swing on a simulated golf course, practice putting, slice and dice balls at the driving range all weekend.

10Q: Cathy N. Davidson

Learning with 'e's

In today's article, Cathy responds to my 10Q interview questions: Who are you? I’m also interested in a book specifically for K-12 teachers and for parents explaining and giving possible, diverse blueprints for my idea that the “3 R’s” (reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic) were right for the 19th century schoolroom that was training people for the industrial workplace - but now we need to add a fourth R (pRogramming or choose the ‘R’ word!). Cathy N.

20,000 US Hackers Wanted.Creating the Computer Elite (or Failing at it)

Kapp Notes

million new computer and IT related jobs will be needed between 2002 and 2012" and concluded that there will "be intense competition for top talent in the field. Recently Newsweek ran an article titled Educating Elite Hackers. Tags: Out and About programming

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195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

JUNE 3, 2012. JULY 25, 2012. We can officially declare massive open online courses ( MOOCs ) as the higher education buzzword for 2012. APRIL 19, 2012. JUNE 16, 2012. JULY 6, 2012. JANE HART | SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012. DAVID WEINBERGER | FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012. And I should hear note that I’m posting this in order to: (1) recommend Siva’s article, and (2) make an obvious point about MOOCs. JANE HART | MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012.

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Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?

Allison Rossett

Bersin Associates, now affiliated with Deloitte, wrote this in 2012: U.S. billion in 2012. The issue of transfer is tackled by reminders and abbreviated lessons and examples there at the moment of need. Late in 2012, Elliott Masie released his mobile study. It revealed hefty interest but little programming. Gina Yusypchuk and I looked at the question of mobile apps for leader development in an article published in CLO Magazine.

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MOOCs Treat All Learners the Same

Your Training Edge

This is the third in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training. Read the previous article: People Don’t Learn as Well Online. The MOOCs that started to appear in 2012, from Coursera and Udacity, were much more formally structured, more like a regular college course than an experimental collaborative knowledge-creation environment.

How Effective are Video-Based Training Courses?


The Huffington Post’s article Research Confirms Video Improves Learning Results says , “On the student side of things, video may be the best way to improve learning styles, especially when it comes to remembering key facts and figures. Psychology Today’s article Video vs. Text: The Brain Perspective , written by Liraz Margalit, unpacks this subject. In 2012, a case study was performed in an effort to prove or disprove the effectiveness of video in training situations.

20 Free Online Resources and Software Every Students Should Know


If you want a nanodegree in professional web development, programming or AI, Udacity is your best bet. This ed-tech and knowledge sharing organization were started in 2012. Khan Academy has a diverse catalog of lessons on an array of subjects such as classical music, cryptography, SAT coaching, differential equations, linear algebra, etc. It’s noteworthy to mention that Google is doing its best to translate Khan Academy’s lessons into the world’s major languages. #7:

Three Ways to Improve E-Learning

CLO Magazine

For example, according to a client study by UL Workplace Health and Safety, workers’ compensation insurer Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) implemented a program to provide safety training to policyholders, including access to more than 300 e-learning health and safety modules. Three technology trends can help learning professionals aiming to increase the quality and use of e-learning programs.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

An article entitled Why Organizations Don’t Learn by Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats in the November 2015 issue of Harvard Business Review caught my eye. Both the article and Real Learning highlight: Destigmatize making mistakes (they are opportunities to learn). Delegate the delivery of content to electronic means, and focus teachers on coaching, leading discussions, helping people over hurdles, and relating lessons to real life.

How to Create an Online Course (in 2020)


In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about how to create an online course. MOOCs were first introduced in 2006 and emerged as an accessible mode of learning in 2012. Good courses for a MOOC are: STEM Sciences (Maths, Physics, Programming, etc.).

A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)

Learning Wire

Effectiveness of these corporate workplace learning programs has been linked directly to the concept of learner motivation and engagement (Noe, Tews, & Dachner; 2010) and that’s where many organizations have a current challenge, as limited learner engagement impacts the competence development and motivation of the individual & organizational performance. This article offers a new learner engagement recipe to boost learner engagement in your corporate learning environment.

Why we’re betting Chromebooks aren’t just another interactive whiteboard

TechSmith Camtasia

So there was a lot of head-nodding around the office when Jason Orbaugh’s article for EdSurge “ Lessons from the Downfall of Interactive Whiteboards ” made the rounds on TechSmith’s internal social media site few months back. In his article, Jason recommends focusing on those who are eager for change. The relatively low price point of Chromebooks and ease with which they can be deployed is driving a lot of 1:1 pilot programs and even single-classroom experiments.

Year in Review: The Worst Employee Training Mistakes of 2011


’” Morell also looks to CEO Sara Sutton Fell who, like Blair, has learned some training lessons through the school of hard knocks. On British site, Kevin Young, MD at SkillSoft, has also selected his top training mistake : generic training programs. The assumption that organizations haven’t already adopted a tailored training program is more than worrying.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018


MOOCs were first introduced in 2006 and emerged as a popular mode of learning in 2012. Good courses for a MOOC are: STEM Sciences (Math, Physics, Programming, etc.). You can learn a valuable lesson through failure that will get you that much closer to your success.

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Remote Sales Coaching: The Definitive Guide (2020)


The lesson for companies doing remote sales coaching? . According to an article published by CNBC in October of 2019: U.S. That’s up from 39% of those who did in 2012. Sales coaches can build programs to directly coach individual sellers before and after prospect calls/meetings. . These programs can easily detect inflections, facial expressions, and a variety of other “human” communication points beyond normal perception. .

Is There an App for Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

In January 2012, Deloitte and Forbes Insights published “Talent Edge 2020,” a study of matters weighing on executives’ minds. Conferences such as Performance Support 2012 and mLearnCon, books by writers such as Clark Quinn and David Metcalf, and online resources such as Judy Brown’s blog mLearnopedia pique interest and cause some to wonder if phones and tablets can boost leader and manager development.

How to Become a Learning Organization (An Interview with Michelle Ockers)

Convergence Training

We’ve written before about what a learning organization is and what are some of their traits, and we’ve even talked about how to integrate safety departments into learning organization efforts (see this Safety & Learning Organizations article or this recorded Integrating Safety into Learning Organizations ASSP webinar ). Side note: Here’s a link to an article about the Westjet hackathon. Not a lessons learned register.