Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

The month started with a survey, reported in Social Business News, that showed that Professionals spend 40% of their time in online peer communities. August is typically a quiet month, but there have been plenty of good blog posts and articles around.

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eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] December 5-6, 2011 Managing Quality Teaching in Higher Education , Mexicali, Mexico. link] January 2012 January 2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando, California, USA. Clayton R.

Sports and Business Are Not Analogous

The Performance Improvement Blog

As the 2012 London Olympics goes into its final weekend, I feel compelled to write about sports and leadership. For the past few weeks it seems like all we’ve heard from the news media are analogies between sports and business.

TrainingIndustry.com Recognizes Digitec as Top LMS Company for 2012

Association eLearning

Quality of initial clients. When she is not counting down to "cake time", Amy is busy meeting with folks at national conferences and sharing her love for eLearning.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

investment if businesses are to enrich engagement. The Guardian (2012), ‘Talking feedback’ 2 User-Generated Videos: Tapping into Social Sharing gomolearning.com @gomolearning User-generated content has been on many organizations’ authoring. invest time and money in high-quality video.

#BIN2012: 5 Reasons Your eLearning Content Needs Better Visuals

Bottom-Line Performance

In 2012 and beyond, a “writer” is called to be more than master of the written word. Your business is visual. Get out of your own way: The quality of images you use is important, but Hollywood production values are not always necessary.

eLearning Conferences 2012

eFront

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences for January to June 2012 Clayton R. Only listings until June 30, 2012 are complete as dates, locations, or Internet addresses (URLs) were not available for a number of events held after this date. => January 2012 January2-4, 2012 College Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research, Orlando,California, USA. link] February23-24, 2012 MoodleMoot Austria ,Linz, Austria.

Tackling the Quality Leadership Challenge

CLO Magazine

Studies show organizations do not have the global leaders needed to keep up with the speed of business, nor are they satisfied with the quality of their leaders. In short, they do not have current leadership or the bench strength to meet future business needs.

Trust, Tacit Knowledge and Social Business

ID Reflections

Enter social business! And theoverarching quality that can make this happen is trust. Even as organizations invest in social platforms to conducttheir day to day to business, online communities are taking over real worldteams. social_business tacit Knowledge Management Tacit knowledge Knowledge Flow John Hagel

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2012 LUC Exhibitor Showcase: LinguaLinx Translation Services

Trivantis

March 15, 2012. 2012 LUC Exhibitor Showcase: LinguaLinx Translation Services. The 2012 Lectora® User Conference is proud to welcome LinguaLinx, Inc., LinguaLinx helps organizations deliver clear, culturally appropriate messages to grow their global business. Forum. Logins.

Six benefits of real quality assurance

Good To Great

Some people hate quality assurance. Aside from the financial benefits, giving QA the attention it deserves helps you deliver high quality deliverables, which means happy customers who trust you. You’ll win word-of-mouth business. Learning and training Project management e-learning tips project management quality assurance

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. link] December 1-5, 2012 Learning Forward Conference, (Learning Forward is the new name for the National Staff Development Council, NSDC), Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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Why Easygenerator will launch a free edition of her authoring software

Challenge to Learn

This leads to better didactical design, courses that will adapt to the individual learning need of each learner and it has a big impact on the quality of your tracking, tracing and reporting. All of these are important things in improving the quality of eLearning courses.

Introducing the Social Intranet Index

E-Learning Provocateur

Everyone seems to have a different opinion, from a human-centred platform, to the intersection between portals, team sites and social sites , to a system that ties the business’s processes and data to the employee’s social behaviour.

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5 Tips To Maximize ROI Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

It’s not necessary that all LMS functionalities will be aligned with the organizations business practices, hence, it becomes important to provide a hassle free navigation to the user to avoid any confusion.

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6 Steps To A Better Mobile Learning Strategy

Upside Learning

Another trend is to allow staff to use their personal mobile devices for business. Good quality animations and interactivities are still missing. Mobile learning is a relatively new domain and is rapidly evolving as well, which makes its implementation a not so easy task.

Introducing.the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive!

TechSmith Camtasia

We're excited to introduce a fun new project we're working on this month--the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive! For our first week, we asked each business to give us some insight into who they are, what they do, and how screencasting might fit in with some of their goals for the year.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 2

TechSmith Camtasia

We're turning the corner to the second week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or third) screencast and sent us an exmaple. This week each business created their first (or in some cases, second or.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 3

TechSmith Camtasia

It's the third week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! This week each business gave us their persepctive on how things were going with Camtasia today versus during the first week. Have you thought of new ways you might use screencasting in your business?

7 Reasons Why You Need To Adopt A Unified Learning System

Upside Learning

This not only improves the quality of the learning experience but aids in better learning too. That a unified learning system helps in creating a wholesome learning experience for your learners, and alleviates the administrative operations for your administrators has been established.

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How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year. Since it isn’t good for business to kill your customers, we should be using the latest scientific research to create learning content and events that: Improve learning.

Only 14% think that company training is an essential way for them to learn in the workplace

Jane Hart

3 – Just like company training, the use of company job aids and company documents are also only seen as “somewhat important” I found this quite surprising, I thought more people would value job aids, but maybe this is due to the dearth of good quality job aids available.

HR Staffs, Budgets Saw Modest Rebound in 2012

CLO Magazine

Following two straight years in which HR department staff cuts were more common than increases, the pattern reversed in 2012, according to a new survey. 20 Human resource department staffs and budgets showed some signs of recovery in 2012, although those gains probably did not compensate for cuts and freezes experienced during the recession. HR department staff levels have seen some reversal of fortune in 2012. Outsourcing is a well-established aspect of doing business in HR.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

The year 2012 will likely be remembered as the “ Get Off Your Butt ” year. Since it isn’t good for business to kill your customers, we should be using the latest scientific research to create learning content and events that: Improve learning.

Ethical Leadership and Organizational Success

The Performance Improvement Blog

In an interview with Art Kleiner, editor-in-chief of strategy+business , Seidman is quoted as saying: We found that all the companies fit into one of three general categories. Seidman says that “shared purpose and common values” are the keys to business success.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

Especially when people are in the field whether it is with consumers, at a job location, meeting with business clients, whatever. . Best of all, whether you are utilizing AR in education (I see this as a massive win for all students) or at a business location, you are no longer stuck with courses, even sims that are either boring, lack constant engagement or as we all know, turn off folks who frankly do not like e-learning. Costs and quality will vary. See you back in 2012.

The future of MOOCs

E-Learning Provocateur

Despite their pedagogical flaws, however, MOOCs provide unprecedented access to quality content for millions of learners. As the latest edition of Educause Review indicates, universities are fee-for-service businesses. MOOCs get a bad rap.

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What Determines Value in Training?

Your Training Edge

It is interesting that many of these corporate training groups believe that they can take a 20-something trainer (please continue to read so that you get the point and not take offense at the example) and provide them with relevant material, and somehow that combination of inexperience and content will mix up a potent brew of high-quality-training! Making the hard decision to deliver high-quality programs will never be easy. How does one determine value when training?

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Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

Profit margins are razor thin and the business landscape is more competitive than ever. As businesses, we must adapt or contract. Past inefficiencies that were once tolerable at work are now unsustainable. But where does this leave the learning and development department?

What Gets Measured Gets Done.Revisited

The Performance Improvement Blog

The act of measuring things like sales, customer service, product quality, teamwork, employee engagement, or learning, does not necessarily mean that anything will be done differently. One of the most frequently visited posts on this blog is “ What Gets Measured Gets Done…or Not.”

Leader Learning Library

The Performance Improvement Blog

But it's not easy to find Web links that have been screened for quality and topics. Business Leadership. Online resources for leaders and wannabe leaders are quite extensive these days. We are witnessing the democratization of leadership, making the "servant leader" even more possible.

Philanthropy, Learning, and Change-Making

The Performance Improvement Blog

That will require a commitment – indeed a partnership – of community, business, nonprofit and yes government. He said, “Our work relies on the free flow of quality, accessible data and information…that lead to greater impact and a better world.” . . The recent U.S.

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Learning Organization is Culture, Processes, and Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog

It seems like these days any business, nonprofit, or government agency that provides training and education to its employees calls itself a learning organization. Companies are rightly proud of themselves for the quality and quantity of online performance support that they are providing.

A Paycheck Away, Our Learning Game For Change, Was a Game Changer

Bottom-Line Performance

Quality early childhood education and daycare services are not available in poor communities. Help homeless and low income families create small businesses in a co-op model of exchanging basic goods and services to help them get out of survival mode.

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