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How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

We also wanted to learn how to advise our clients on how to best use social media for their own learning initiatives… so we used ourselves as a pilot program. We take turns finding interesting articles and curating them on the BLP blog.

5 Major Players in Distance Learning

LearnDash

It has provided flexible courses and programs to post and undergraduate students in the higher education bracket, without the need to require a physical on-site classroom presence. Aside from commenting on lesson work, these instructors also answer questions via email, phone, or fax.

3 Stupidly Simple Ways to Profit from E-Learning

LearnDash

Let me explain, you could create a three lesson course on how to create killer Articulate Storyline templates in 10 minutes or less (nobody has time for template creation, but they do have 10 minutes). Let’s face it, everybody knows something, right?

Adobe Captivate & eLearning: Screen Reader Best Practices

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 aloud. For instance, there's a section in the article that deals with compatible applications, something that is often overlooked. by Kevin Siegel. Last week I wrote about some Best Practices for Creating Compliant eLearning.

eCombat: Lessons from the Interactive Battlefields of Afghanistan

Vignettes Learning

Spencer Ackerman features Vanguard of Valor, an interactive teaching tool built to instruct the mid-career officers who pass through the Army’s Combined Arms Center, about the lessons accumulated from years of hard-fought war in Afghanistan. Our Belief.

Peer Learning and MOOCs: Using Technology to Maximize Employee Learning

Your Training Edge

Does it align with the goals of your training program? In a previous set of articles, we looked at the advantages of using a massive open online course (MOOC) to incorporate informal learning into training programs. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson.

How to MOOC: Bite-Sized Content

Your Training Edge

These lessons are especially valuable for corporate training and continuing professional development programs, which companies are rapidly moving online to lower costs and increase efficiency. Over a series of articles, we will explore what MOOCs have taught us about the best ways to design, deliver, assess, and recognize learning online. Lectures have been staples practically since the beginning of training programs. articles, blogs, forums).

Training: Spaced Learning

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

    In an article first reported in Scientific American in 2005 , R. Douglas   In a previous article I wrote about Knowledge Guru and the use of repetition in eLearning. The article explored if the simple act of repetition is the key to learning. One of the comments I received about that article (from someone at Knowledge Guru, in fact) said that repetition is only part. In an eLearning setting you might do even shorter lessons. )

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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

OpenSesame

Last year we covered the top 100 tools for learning in 2013 to help you achieve your goals. The narrowed search options include "Articles, including patents" and "Case law". Have popular articles read to you by trained voice actors.

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Learning by Creating: Turning Bloom’s on Its Head

TechSmith Camtasia

If you attended a university educator prep program, you’ve likely seen Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. In effect, they were learning like vacuum cleaners: they “sucked up” the content of the lesson and then gave it back in an organized and useful form.

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Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offer instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy , neoK12 , or other sources.

195 posts about MOOCs

Jay Cross

DAVID WEINBERGER | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2013. 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. Negating the learner in the learning process GEORGE SIEMENS | SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013. Page 1 of 2.

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Leader development is the question. Is mobile the answer?

Allison Rossett

The issue of transfer is tackled by reminders and abbreviated lessons and examples there at the moment of need. 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. What we found was intense interest, both in the marketplace and in the publisher/developer world, but few programs up to the gnarly challenge that is leadership.

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Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

Most people in training programs learn only a little of the right stuff, are fuzzy about how to apply what they’ve learned, and never address who are the right people to know. Generic programs do not focus on internal issues: that’s what makes them generic.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10

Jay Cross

Heather Rutherford founded Blended, the Australia-based performance learning company that is the leading distributor of the Harvard ManageMentor program. Rather, by starting to focus on experiential and collaborative learning too, you can improve your overall learning and development program.

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Making The Jump Into eLearning

ICS Learning

The purpose of this article is to assist you in understanding what the pieces of the solution are, along with the associated choices that you will have to make. This article is a roadmap of the decisions that you need to make along with the pros and cons of the different options that should be considered. First, there is the content which consists of your lessons, courseware, quizzes etc.

Breaking Down the Vague: Diversity Training That Works

CLO Magazine

Her experiences taught her some valuable lessons about how U.S. ” Gilhool said these questions need to be answered by the executives before a company can even begin putting together a training program. “You ought to be making sure your leadership pipeline is filled and leadership development programs in place,” Gilhool said. Diversity training could lose its power if doesn’t stop, look and listen.

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.

Resolution: This Year Create a Stronger, Smarter Organization

Marcia Conner

They brought me in to reimagine their recruiting, talent management, and leadership development program. A learning sensibility (coupled with applying the right lessons fast) is the core competency that separates successful companies from those struggling to survive.

Data Visualization for Meaningful Story Comprehension

Vignettes Learning

Data visualization adds dimension and impact to eLearning lessons. Such is the power of a visual: it can quickly convey the story to the learners or create a connection between the lesson and the learner.

Is There an App for Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

For example, a small startup may not have the funds to send its designers to Adobe MAX, but it can easily learn how to leverage Adobe programs for mobile development by accessing free videos of sessions from the conference on Adobe TV — actually learning how to develop for mobile on a mobile device. Coursera, Udacity and edX, with various relationships to conventional universities, are now looking to deliver lessons globally through mobile technology.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (5)

Jay Cross

This is how you make your learning program cohesive. Instead of designing programs to teach workers skills, you’ll be convincing managers to apply their experience and knowledge to coax workers to learn for themselves. Experience coupled with reflection sticks lessons in memory.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (4)

Jay Cross

Learning expert Robert Brinkerhoff figures only about 15 percent of formal training lessons change behavior. If what we learn is not reinforced with reflection and application, the lessons never make it into long-term memory. 50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10.

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Partnering With the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Organizations that have been first to market and to capitalize on their lessons have historically dominated their competition, and their products have become permanently etched into common language. The leaders agreed to develop relevant, best-practice content and co-teach a program demonstrating what could be accomplished with improved synergies. The CLO is strategically positioned to focus on business objectives, outcomes and costs.

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Designing a PowerPoint Screencast Using Camtasia

TechSmith Camtasia

Screencasts are an effective teaching tool that offers instructors greater versatility in developing lesson plans. There are two ways to acquire screencast videos to use with a lesson: Find a screencast video that is already available from YouTube, Kahn Academy, neoK12, or other sources. Finding a video that fits a specific lesson can be time-consuming. Select a presentation topic and determine the lesson focus questions or objectives (Figure 4). Recent Articles.

‘Ikea’ in eLearning Design and Development

Vignettes Learning

In his article, A New Ingeniously Designed Shelter For Refugees—Made By Ikea, Shane Snow writes: "The Ikea Foundation (which has invested approximately 3.4 The same article cites that these innovative shelters are twice as large as the old-school refugee tent.

Are You Riding the Waves or the Ripples? Tracking Learning Trends

Vignettes Learning

As an example, designers and developers are frustrated that subject matter experts throw PowerPoint files and linear and page turning lessons unto their laps (remnant of the “thought first – action later” practice). See Micro-Learning Conference and Marcia Conner’s article.

Accelerating eLearning by Focusing on Context

Vignettes Learning

It is therefore important that designers focus on the intended context of their lessons rather than allow themselves to be distracted by too much information during elearning development. Image Source Well developed elearning programs put premium on embedding context rather than just provding content. Storing too much information in one single lesson weakens the learning framework. Context focuses on micro-lessons that lead to rapid learning.

Are you Interpreting eLearning Data Correctly?

Vignettes Learning

The responsibility of eLearning developers does not stop at implementing lessons. Recently, the British Broadcasting Company website published an article written by Malcom Gladwell entitled “Viewpoint: Could one man have shortened the Vietnam War?”

What Corporate Trainers Can Learn from MOOCs (Even If You Don’t Use Them)

Your Training Edge

Even many students at traditional brick and mortar institutions are taking MOOCs, sometimes as standalone courses, sometimes as part of a hybrid learning program. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) recently celebrated their third anniversary.

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.

How to Create Context-Setting Learning Objectives - Tip #162

Vignettes Learning

So how do we help learners focus on usefulness and context of the content and to design and deliver training and eLearning programs to resist the tendency to dump content? This is an example of what we dump during learning lessons.

Thoughts from Leaders for National Business Women’s Week

Cloudshare

One wondered why she got hired in the first place, reminding me of a Cosmopolitan article mentioning a career as a “computer girl” as an alternative to “secretarial work.”. It wasn’t until 2013 that I stumbled upon ForgeRock.

Thoughts from Leaders for National Business Women’s Week

Cloudshare

One wondered why she got hired in the first place, reminding me of a Cosmopolitan article mentioning a career as a “computer girl” as an alternative to “secretarial work.”. It wasn’t until 2013 that I stumbled upon ForgeRock.

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.

Digital (Learning) Readiness: A Call for L&D Action

Learning Wire

This article offers insights and views on Digital Learning Readiness (DLR) and provides guidelines how to implement it in your corporate learning environment. L&D professional needs to redefine their strategy, role and necessary skills in supporting learning beyond programs.

Kern Kelley & Michael Ruffini: ISTE 2015 Presenter Profiles

TechSmith Camtasia

He was also the Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine 2013 Educator of the Year. In more than a decade of promoting student tech support, what changes have you made to the program? One of my instructional modules uses screencasting integrated into a lesson.