The Best of e-Learning in February 2015


We find ourselves in a convergence of technological, cultural and workplace transformations—a perfect storm,” says Connie Malamed in this article. Ross Dawson, leading futurist and closing keynote speaker at the 2015 Lectora® User Conference this April, discusses how decisions need to be made with a combination of data and the human touch—something that applies to many industries, including e-Learning. Nashville Notes: LUC 2015 at the Music City Center.

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3 Ways to Get Your Creative Mojo Going (When You Aren’t Feeling it)

Learning Rebels

As any marketer knows, music is a powerful motivator. Just take a moment and listen to the music in the different stores you frequent. Music connects the brain to emotions. Scientists have discovered that upbeat music affects the mood and a happy mood affects overall behavior. One must allow music to be a transporter. Kaizen Motivation Tips creativity Culture Development itunes motivation sketchnote

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Soundscapes for elearning

Sponge UK

Sound is critical in many visual mediums; modern cinema uses sound effects to create a sense of reality and music to illicit an emotional response. Appropriate Sound or music must match the tone of the learning; get it right and it will complement the experience. Sound is capable of provoking a strong memory response and this could be used to your advantage by associating a task with music which could spark the desired knowledge in the future.

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Awesome Quotes On The Evolving Nature Of Learning


Instant Messenger was flashing continuously, his cell phone was constantly ringing, and he was downloading music and watching the TV over his shoulder. QUOTE. “ I heard a great story recently… of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was six and she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this little girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson she did. The teacher was fascinated and she went over to her and she said, ‘What are you drawing?’

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eLearning Lessons from the 80s

eLearning Brothers

Twenty feet away, my coworker, Brother Todd, is blasting a nonstop playlist of ’80s music from his computer. In many ways, it was a renaissance of media, culture, and technology that we owe in part for our technological abundance today. Currently we are being treated to Duran Duran’s timeless “Hungry Like the Wolf” and attempting to power through the urge to get up and Jazzercise our way around the office.

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What can Hollywood teach you about making your Elearning AWESOME?

eLearning Brothers

As consumer savvy continues to change, corporate culture becomes the major source of brand equity. As this trend toward corporate culture as the business catalyst gains traction, we should take as many cues from Hollywood as possible to make our eLearning as engaging and immersive as the AVE of a tent-pole summer movie. Enhance your animations and slides with music that supports the content. Don’t settle for bad music.

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The Polymath Proposition

Clark Quinn

It’s led me further, too, exploring org change and culture, myth and ritual, engagement and fun, aesthetics and media, and other things I can’t even recall right now. research was related to the power of models as a basis for solving new problems in uncertain domains, and so I continue to collect them like others collect autographs or music. At the recent DevLearn conference, one of the keynotes was Adam Savage.

Opening Keynote with David Pogue #DevLearn

Learning Visions

Disruptive Tech: The unrecognizable New Landscape of Tech and Culture. Ocarina is an app that turns the phone into a musical instrument. Books, music, learning, movies. These are my live blogged notes from the opening session at this year's DevLearn, hosted by the eLearning Guild and happening in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos and incoherencies. David Pogue with Yahoo Tech. "My My job is to anticipate the dots. And to think about how it will impact us and our lives."

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Punk learning

Learning with 'e's

By 1977, punk music had emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with. It was a form of music that was furiously loud, aggressively energetic and full of discordant anger. To release a record you didn't have to bow and scrape to the multi-national music publishers and labels. Punk learning (some would call it Edupunk ) reflects that seventies music ethos. Some were outraged by the audacious behaviour of the punk rockers.

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Instant Messenger was flashing continuously, his cell phone was constantly ringing, and he was downloading music and watching the TV over his shoulder. QUOTE. “ I heard a great story recently… of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was six and she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this little girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson she did. The teacher was fascinated and she went over to her and she said, ‘What are you drawing?’

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6 reasons to use video in your induction elearning

Sponge UK

Culture provides new employees with an overview of the organisation including its history, values and ethics. Culture. Music can add emotion to help inspire people about their new employer. Video is a popular choice for induction elearning, and with good reason. It can turn a run-of-the-mill induction course into something engaging and inspiring, and help create the best possible first impression for new employees joining an organisation. People like video. Recent. research.

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Engaging the Passive Learner


Use visuals, music, dramatic sound effects, use avatars, storylines – in fact, use any technique that creates uniqueness in this learning experience. Develop an eLearning culture Recognition and reward systems are pivotal in developing learning cultures. Learners who feel they are contributing to the learning culture will experience the responsibility to utilize the knowledge as an example and to improve performance at work.

That’s not my style: Learning preferences and instructional design

Obsidian Learning

MI theory groups abilities into eight categories or “intelligences”: Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical, Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalistic. A cross-cultural study of Taiwanese and Kuwaiti EFL students’ learning styles and multiple intelligences.

3 Ways Learner Mood Affects Your Entire Organization


It can improve communication between colleagues, increase capacity for learning, and permeate nearly every aspect of your company’s culture. He cites a 2010 study where participants’ moods were manipulated using music and videos. No, you’re not reading the inside of a fortune cookie: We really believe that happiness makes all the difference in your work. And we’re not just talking about individual warm fuzzy feelings, but how mood can affect an entire workplace.

Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives

Vignettes Learning

According to Dr. Daniel Levitin, PhD , author of the bestselling book This is Your Brain On Music, we process 34 gigabytes of information during our leisure time alone and we would have created a world with 300 exabytes of human made information. How do we make sense of the huge barrage of information that we encounter on a daily basis? We need to let go of the need to know everything. We need to train both our learners and leaders to resist the tendency to dump content.

Better Communication with Internal Video

KZO Innovations

These kind of videos are great for experimentation, but they can also scale communication, improve onboarding processes, and document company culture and history. . A common production process includes writing the script and editing the email campaign, shooting the video using anything as easy as PhotoBooth or your smartphone, giving it a quick edit in iMovie (or a similar program), doing a few more takes and chopping it all up and combining it, and even adding music.

Share trading

Learning with 'e's

The Internet is challenging this culture. Later, you were able to share your photographs, and other content such as music or video with your friends and family, and see the content they shared with you. Sharing content became a reciprocal arrangement, an unspoken agreement, and it established a new kind of sharing culture that many began to understand and participate within. The educational implications of social media culture are clear.

Danger illustrated

Learning with 'e's

Then there was Maria von Trapp (played by Julie Andrews in the movie musical The Sound of Music. They may have discussed the history of bottle water, its cultural impact, or even debated the plastic bottle in terms of how easy it would be to recycle its component parts. Students often struggle with critical thinking. They are great at description, but ask them to move beyond this into critical analysis and they look at you and shrug.

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Good morning Barcelona!! Jim Groom at #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

He is nicknamed the 'Reverend' (oh the irony), and is a purveyor of American pop culture, experimental educational technology and out-of-left-field philosophy. Groom is also responsible for coining the term ' EDUPUNK ', a nod to the remixing and do-it-yourself culture that has emerged in recent years in education as a refection of the 1970s punk music scene. His keynote speech at EDEN 2015 started in anarchic, Robin Williams style 'Good morning Barcelona!!'

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Resistance is futile

Learning with 'e's

It took a great deal of effort to introduce the new computers into such a conservative learning culture. Another area that has been disrupted is music. Culturally Wikipedia has thoroughly disrupted the idea that you need to consult a printed encyclopaedia to get expert information. Much of mainstream education fails to align to the culture of our young people and its traditional methods no longer fully addresses the needs of society.

Think for yourselves, plagiarists

Jay Cross

“ Organizations and Cultures by dcarmona.”Informal ” A Study: Informal Learning & Formal Learning in a General Music Classroom by Joon Hwang WONG Raffles Institution, Singapore. Presented at the 32nd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education. In 2006, Jossey-Bass published a book of mine on Informal Learning.

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

Learning with 'e's

Recently on this blog I featured an interview with Martin Weller , one of the keynote speakers for EDEN 2015. It''s a mishmash of edtech, 80s pop culture, animated GIFs, retro toys, ds106 art, and all things cinema. I thought it might be a cool band name, but given I have no musical talent, I reserved the domain and settled for a blog. This approach has always kept me interested as an educator, because it imbues everything around you with potential cultural meaning.

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From basketball courts to Nintendo rooms, here are 9 of Chicago’s hottest tech offices


How the space informs company culture: Our space was designed to help us celebrate our industry, promote gratifying relationships with colleagues, and simply provide for a highly supportive and rewarding work environment. How culture informs the space: Teamwork and competitiveness are important parts of our culture, which in turn drives how we use our space. How the space informs company culture: Three sides of our office are virtually all windows. Startup Culture

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Will the ‘Sound of Silence’ create new paths in learning?

Origin Learning

Think of Simon Garfunkel and the enchanting music of ‘Sound of Silence’ compel you to break into a song. The availability of digital bandwidth makes a historical dive possible as it throws light on the ‘culturally, historically, or aesthetically important’ song album. The language of silence added a ‘groovy’ and positive tone to darkness, with the lyrical format leaving music lovers everywhere delirious.

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Improvising our way beyond emergency remote teaching


Since 2015 the quest for Kadenze, Inc. Whether teaching established foundational material in graphic design, for example, or cutting edge tools for music composition, the challenge is the same. Image by Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash.

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Getting to Know Roundtable: Executive Spotlight

Roundtable Learning

I had the privilege of getting involved with Roundtable back in 2015. When organizations invest in their employees, they feel more valued and integrated into the workplace culture, as they should be. . I’m a huge music fan with a collection of over 5,000 records and five turntables. . -My

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Implicit bias affects us all

CLO Magazine

It can even cause people to overlook facts that contradict their pre-established ideas because they are still unconsciously seeking to confirm ideas they believe they already know,” according to a 2015 Next City article.

13 Awesome Time Management Apps That Will Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year

WalkMe Training Station

Bought by Microsoft in 2015, Wunderlist keeps your whole team in the loop by letting you share, comment, and collaborate on any task or to-do list. Developed by three neuroscientists, Focus@Will offers you music that has been mixed and edited to serve a specific neurological purpose. This is music that’s specifically designed to help you concentrate and get in the zone. “There just aren’t enough hours in the day.”. How many times have you heard, said, or thought that phrase?

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Why Understanding the Employee Lifecycle is Essential for Business Growth


” It is no wonder, therefore, that 63 per cent of employers list employee retention as a “Top Priority “ (data from the Payscale compensation Best Practice Report 2015). Back when I was in high school I used to study piano and music theory. Like everything else, the employee lifecycle has a beginning and an end. But it’s what you do with the in-between that counts.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


It was a time of flannel shirts, grunge music, OJ Simpson, The Rachel hair style, Sony Playstation, Linux, the World Wide Web, and CBT transitioning to WBT. The Music and Newspaper industries most notably began to die, as self-publishing grew on the internet. Instead of simply providing specific job skills training, the industry looked to expand into employee competency models and building enterprise learning cultures.

17 ways you can develop your creativity and improve your design performance

Unicorn Training

MusicListening to music whilst you work, walk or unwind can help you relax and give your brain the capacity to think clearly and calmly.13. Is creativity a natural born talent or a nurtured skill? It’s an age-old debate, but I believe that creativity is largely a nurtured skill, in the right environment where imagination is encouraged. The more creativity is practised and encouraged, the greater your skill will become.

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Sprinting Toward the Finish Line

CLO Magazine

As former football great Peyton Manning and country music crooner Brad Paisley banter back and forth on television commercials telling viewers and customers alike that “Nationwide is on your side,” it wouldn’t be a stretch for the pair to riff off the popular jingle by adding that the insurance giant is also on the side of its 31,000 employees when it comes to learning and development. That learning culture is still evolving with innovation playing a vital role.

[IN DEPTH ANALYSIS] How to help your brain “unplug”


However, our demanding lives and the performance culture that we struggle to detach ourselves from mean that we ignore them all too often and persist as best as we can in our daily tasks, whether we are a worker or a student. 2015 ), strengthen connections ( Zeidan and al.,


Jay Cross

SAP understood the mechanics but was oblivious to cultural issues. Vladimir Tepliakov: Rusnano Corporation has a 300 million Euro grant to develop nano tech by 2015. Music, food, Christmas decorations, gluhwein, and tens of thousands of boisterous people. Here are a few memorable observations from the meeting of the international panel in Aachen. (If If I don’t write this stuff down, I’ll never remember it.).

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In case you missed it – a year in posts

Clive on Learning

There's more to learning than a quiz September Life in the Shallows (review) Four roles for social media in workplace learning Courses and resources Music and learning: do they mix? In the unlikely event that you’re bored over the holidays, here’s a quick index to 104 posts and 35000+ words of Clive on Learning in 2010. I’m going to enjoy a little break. January Learning in 3D: a stop on the world blog book tour (review) Is it time for Learning Technologies to use learning technologies?

Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Limestone Learning

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Coach After the Engagement Study Organizations continue to use engagement studies to measure workplace cultures. Training professionals are often more qualified to identify and shift culture, collaborate no matter what, and focus on the hard “soft” skills – collaboration, communication and clarity. Learn from stories of others so you can use your training powers to lead your company through the rough cultural transition.