Tin Can: My First impressions from mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

While elaborating and discussing the bigger picture and vision of Tin Can, the following examples came out which explain the potential use of such an API: One particular example which stayed with me very clearly was to take a case of a successful sales performer in an organization.

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What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said. It can also be the device to use when you need an immediate answer to a performance problem and you know just the right person who can help you! Top Tools 2012

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Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Defining social learning – Marcia Conner, 4 October 2012. Social learning doesn’t effect you.” ” 2 - Can Learnist hold the key to enterprise learning - Paul, 5 October 2012. We were effecting change that people said wasn’t possible.

#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Watching an avatar that looks like you performing an activity influences you to perform a similar or same activity in the future. Creating avatars and having a learner perform a task as an avatar can influence a person’s actual behavior outside of being an avatar.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

the latest Performance Management Maturity Model. 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. the effectiveness with which different.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Dashe & Thomson

As I am straddling the line between performance improvement and instructional design, I have been mulling over the use of Front-End Analysis and thinking about whether it would apply to the performance problems that we so often see associated with implementing ERP systems.

Three (More) Keys to Better Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

It appears that more Learning & Development professionals are starting to value performance support as a critical component of any blended learning program. In my last post, I mentioned three things to keep in mind when considering performance support (PS).

Performance Architecture

Clark Quinn

Yet the vision driving this is, to me, truly inspiring: augmenting our performance in the moment and developing us over time in a seamless way, not in an idiosyncratic and unaligned way. The performance model is wrong: it’s not all in the head, it’s distributed across tools and systems. it’s not efficiency, at least until it’s effective. It needs a new design that starts from the performance gap and looks at root causes.

Measuring Training Effectiveness Through Gaming

Dashe & Thomson

So what does this mean for the lowly Instructional Designer (or his still-lowlier Project Manager) when faced with that scary question about “measuring training effectiveness?” The answers can all be found in my performance in the game.

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How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support

Dashe & Thomson

Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems.

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace

Jane Hart

What will be required is a completely new range of services – which we might call non-training services – that are focused on supporting continuous performance improvement and learning in the workflow as people do their jobs. 2 – Performance Support Services.

5 Tips For Managing Effective Blended Learning Through An LMS

Upside Learning

However, after having seen a number of LMS implementations across various industries, I am of the opinion that an LMS can be smartly used to deliver effective blended learning that focuses primarily on the process of learning. Managing Training Activities Effectively.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

link] November 30-December 2, 2011 Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture: The Effects of Global Learning – Teaching the World about the World, Rome, Italy. link] December 9-10, 2011 Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education , American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. Those who are just beginning are looking for agile, cost effective models.

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The State of E-Learning in Australia in 2012

Connect Thinking

This question led me to think about a much larger question – the state of e-learning in Australian organisations in 2012. Those who are just beginning are looking for agile, cost effective models.

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Pick of the Month: November 2012

Jane Hart

1 - Visualize real learning – Mark Britz, 5 November 2012. Those things that unfortunately seem to dominate the conversation today and in effect distract from the core of what ultimately enables real learning?” ” 4 - Train the what? – Andrew Jacobs, 16 November 2012.

Moving from Training to Performance Support

Jane Hart

“Not all training sessions are effective. Learning professionals who only know how to design training are missing out on many other opportunities to improve work performance. Employing performance support strategies opens a huge opportunity to have a bigger impact on how people get their work done.” ” Join Harold Jarche for this next online workshop that runs 1-30 November 2012 at the Social Learning Centre.

LearnNow Morning Session July 25 2012 #ASTDLN

Learning Visions

We power effective performance at every changing moment.” We are truly global – performance in Asia impacts Europe impacts America. ·. We have to power effective performance at every changing moment. Put in place and evolve org learning and performance support systems. ·. When the performer is in the midst of the task and they need to DO something. Or my blog notes from our LearnNow session in April 2012: [link].

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eLearning Conferences 2012


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.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. There will be more types of devices and ways to connect with our mobile learning world in 2012.

How To Use WordPress To Enhance Employee Performance [VIDEO]


But while educational institutions are well aware of the benefit of WordPress, businesses in the private sector are just starting to take notice – particularly in regards to how it can help enhance employee performance. WordPress is awesome – at least we certainly think so!

Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

Forty years of research [i] says yes, games are effective learning tools. If you want to defend games as a laudable learning strategy, you need to be able to explain how the fun of games links to the essentials of effective learning design. ii] Kapp, Karl (2012).

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EDUCAUSE 2012 Presenter Profiles: Eric Hamilton

TechSmith Camtasia

We are in the midst of a crowd-sourced reconceptualization of schooling, to make schooling more personalized and more effective, within strong learning community frameworks. The post EDUCAUSE 2012 Presenter Profiles: Eric Hamilton appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Meet Eric Hamilton.

Is Your eLearning Effective for Dummies?

Integrated Learnings

And if they need more help to perform a task or complete a scenario, even skimmers will likely delve deeper into the content as needed. By Shelley A. Gable. I recently started teaching myself how to play harmonica with the help of a book from the For Dummies series. And I'm impressed. These guys are good instructional designers. That said, I realize that the point of these books is to instruct. But that's the point of a lot of books, and not all of them do it well. So kudos to them.

#25 to #11 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

Next week, 12-12-12, will be #10 to #1 learning management systems for 2012. While their UI is very user friendly, they really haven’t done much in terms of new cool features in 2012. Now in 2012, they overhauled that UI, added some very forward thinking features including digital signatures and are now on the rise. With its m-learning capability including on/off synch and rather solid UI, the product continues to be an effective solution.

How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Dashe & Thomson

Ensuring that end users learn the new system, embrace it as part of their daily work routine, and use it effectively is a daunting task. Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal.

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Looking back at 2012. What is coming in 2013 – Learning Cafe Workplace Trends Forum

Learning Cafe

Our final online panel discussion for 2012 and it is not be missed. We speak to a panel of learning and performance managers to review the year that was and the next one. Focus on Performance (Supporting business results and learner performance).

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A List of Interesting Mobile Learning Links

Upside Learning

While I haven’t blogged in a while, I continue trawling through my RSS feeds, seeing more and more references to mobile learning, mlearning, performance support, ‘just-in-time’ and so many other terms that make sense in that context. 2012 Horizon Report.

Top 10 Training Metrics

Your Training Edge

Is it time for you to measure the effectiveness of your training programs? Measuring the effectiveness of training is a very difficult task, for stakeholders, training departments and end users. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start. Training outsourcers tend to use client-defined criteria to determine training effectiveness.

Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails

Bottom-Line Performance

Make no mistake… our assertion that learning games are more effective than traditional training is not a matter of preference. Learning games are effective. As humans,we’re hard-wired for competition and it drives us to perform to the best of our ability.

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Proven Strategy to Improve e-Learning Effectiveness


Interjecting required questions and simulations throughout training are just two strategies to help take your e-Learning modules to the next level for your organization, ultimately lending itself to improving employee performance.

Fresh from DevLearn 2012: Tin Can API

The Learning Dispatch

SCORM allows us to track who takes training and how well each person performs. It allows you to customize what you want to know about an employee’s learning, which in turn enables an organization to evaluate what employees can do, where there is confusion, and where training is effective.

How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Dashe & Thomson

Ensuring that end users learn the new system, embrace it as part of their daily work routine, and use it effectively is a daunting task. Identify the especially critical tasks required to keep the lights on at go-live and focus on getting end-users prepared to perform those tasks well.

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Performance support “hearts” training and vice versa

Allison Rossett

In September I attended the eLearning Guild’s new conference, Performance Support Symposium. Ontuitive’s Bob Mosher kicked it off with a mighty bang, offering the jaw-dropping suggestion that we cast off training in favor of performance support. Like Bob, I am hooked on performance support. More recently, I wrote another, this one called Handbook for Job Aids and Performance Support. This thing I have with performance support (PS) is a long-term relationship.

The 0% Solution to Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

The most important learning occurs in the conversations that employees have with their supervisors and co-workers, in the conversations that teams have about team development and effectiveness, and in whole organization experiences with problem solving and planning.