Notes from the ACLU Privacy & Technology conference

The Learning Dispatch

Heather Poggi-Mannis , MicroAssist’s security training product manager, attended the ACLU Privacy and Technology conference at the AT&T Conference Center at the University of Texas Austin. The purpose of the conference was to start conversations about privacy, how technology can be used to violate it and what is being done to protect privacy rights.

5 Corporate Training Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your Training Edge

Last week, we looked at seven predictions for how technology will affect training and development in 2015. The use of social media in training has been somewhat controversial, as organizations are understandably concerned about the privacy of their proprietary information. Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson. Related Posts: Technology-Enabled Learning: What Will 2015 Bring?

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Keeping the Learning Going

B Online Learning

Recently, I was talking to some friends of mine who work in learning and development and they were telling me that it’s coming up to that time of the year when everyone needs to retake their mandatory eLearning courses on privacy and bullying & harassment.

Hot New 3-Hour Mini Course: Building a Strong LinkedIn Profile

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You will discover best practices for creating an online presence, learn about privacy and other settings, get tips on networking and protecting your online reputation, and more. Live, online, and 100% interactive! 3-hours of content. and just $79! Whether you are in the market for a new job, just starting your career, or are a well-established professional, LinkedIn is one of the most important tools for establishing your online presence.

This Week in MakingBetter: An Interview, ATD TechKnowledge & More


W207 – Mobile Learning: State of the Industry 2015 (Wednesday, 1-2pm). Over the holidays, Craig asked me some excellent questions about the history of xAPI, what’s the deal with its name, how does xAPI fare in terms of interoperability, security and privacy… Craig asked straight-up questions and I gave him straight-up answers. It’s a packed week this week. ATD TechKnowledge.

With Gratitude…


2015 gave MakingBetter an amazing journey that was full of surprises. In January 2015, we planned for one and as the year closed we had four with five more scheduled in 2016. We lived well in 2015. There are a myriad of reasons why 2015 was good for Megan and I, but the one reason that stands out is the incredible gains in xAPI’s adoption that happened this year. Megan and I find ourselves grateful, as the year comes to a close.

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This Week in MakingBetter: Teamwork and Tough Questions


" — Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) February 2, 2015. Our friend, Joe Fournier , wrote about his questions about privacy with xAPI (and other forms of data). — markjspivey (@markjspivey) January 29, 2015. Marshawn to me on if he's surprised he didn't get the ball on the 1: "No. Because we play football. It's a team sport." As a Packer fan, I can relate to the angst of the 12th Man. Still, though, you have to admire the team spirit.

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Saturday is the Best Day to Build Your LinkedIn Profile!

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

You will discover best practices for creating an online presence, learn about privacy and other settings, get tips on networking and protecting your online reputation, and more. What are you doing Saturday? Are you going to build something? A storage shed perhaps? A deck? Face it, there's no way you'll finish either of those projects tomorrow. If you want to build something that matters, and get it done in a day, why not focus on your LinkedIn Profile? 

MOOCs Are Too Uncontrollable – People Could Do Anything!

Your Training Edge

Even corporate MOOCs that incorporate social media don’t necessarily use Twitter— Yammer is a popular private social network that businesses can use to ensure the privacy of employee communications. Copyright 2015 Bryant Nielson. This is the fifth 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: MOOCs Aren’t Interactive, So There’s No Real Learning Taking Place.

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Wearable Technology: Does Google Glass still has the potential to transform Learning?


Many users found it cumbersome and there were of course some serious issues on the concern of privacy. With a high price range added to other tiresome glitches like low battery life and other hardware problems, the device was pulled off the shelves for the general public in January 2015. Mobile Technology has reached a new landmark as the number of estimated mobile devices has crossed the 7 billion mark.

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YouTube vs. Vimeo, What’s the Difference?

TechSmith Camtasia

Privacy Options. Vimeo offers a variety of other privacy options as well. Vimeo is TM + © 2015 Vimeo, LLC. YouTube is © 2015 YouTube, LLC. At TechSmith, our goal is to help our users take advantage of the power of video in their daily jobs. But, making the video is just half of the equation. Choosing where you host your video is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in the planning process. Today, we’ll pit YouTube vs Vimeo! YouTube vs Vimeo. Vimeo.

Opening Keynote with David Pogue #DevLearn

Learning Visions

It's generated a new privacy discussion. 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. Disruptive Tech: The unrecognizable New Landscape of Tech and Culture. 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." There's always been a generation gap, but today that gap has widened. (He

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Oculus Rift Is Going To Be Awesome for Enterprise Training


Have them practice with interactive software that gets them up to speed, at their own pace and in privacy, before subjecting them to a final test. Expectations have been running high for consumerized virtual reality since Facebook purchased Oculus VR, the most futuristic-sounding company in the world, in March 2014. Versions of the technology have been in development for decades, but only now is a scalable and affordable virtual reality product inching towards realization.

ATD Opening Keynote: Aaron Dignan "The Responsive Organization" #ATDTK

Learning Visions

Privacy vs. Transparency This is one of the hardest. These are my live blogged notes from the opening keynote at ATD TechKnowledge, happening this week in Las Vegas. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Aaron Dignan CEO of Undercurrent. Digital advisory board of GE, AMEX, Pepsico. Partner to Fortune 100 orgs and startups. Creating Responsive companies for the 21st Century. He starts off with a story of a 3D printer -- Design guys needed 3D printers to print prototypes.

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NEW: Camtasia Studio Vimeo Integration

TechSmith Camtasia

There are several more benefits to hosting with Vimeo as a Vimeo Plus or Vimeo PRO member including: Advanced privacy settings. You asked, we listened. Vimeo integration has arrived. We’re excited to announce Vimeo as a preferred partner in video hosting and analytics. With the new Camtasia Studio Vimeo integration, you’re able to gain more control over your content and enable your videos to be viewed in gorgeous HD quality on desktop, mobile, tablet, and TV.

Why data protection reform needs a revolution in compliance training

Sponge UK

Europe must seize the opportunity to be at the forefront in shaping a global standard for privacy and data protection, a standard centred on the rights and the dignity of the individual.” Wide-reaching implications The European Union (EU) has been talking about data protection reform for a good few years now, but in June (2015) negotiations on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered their final stage. Privacy by design.

The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow


While Facebook does not allow you to have multiple personal accounts, you can adjust the privacy levels on each individual post you share. Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. However, there are ways that instructional designers can actually use it to their advantage to create immersive and engaging eLearning experiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool.

Slack Vs. Hipchat: Which Works Best for Informal Learning?


When working in an industry with strict privacy standards (think medical or financial) it’s not appropriate to share via an open communication tool. Still, corporate social media networks on secure servers are a possibility–with the proper privacy considerations, of course. Full disclosure: At eLearning Mind, we love Slack. The platform allows us to easily talk between departments and helps to close the gap caused by having offices on opposite sides of the country.

A Conversation with Warren Apel, Co-founder of Scholastico

Kapp Notes

That means we need to follow different international data privacy laws, which are strict. I recently connected with Warren Apel, an internationally-recognized leader in educational technology. After working in international schools for 17 years, he co-founded EdTech startup Scholastico. As an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Innovator, he has given presentations, workshops and keynotes on educational technology at conferences around the world.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

My next questions are related to privacy and security. It’s entirely dependent on a couple of variables that would be hard to specify, let alone standardize, because every country has different privacy laws — even different states in the US have different data privacy laws now. Today’s post is quite unique since it takes a different path than previous posts.

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Multi Tenant LMS – When you need an ‘Extended Enterprise’ e-learning Platform!


It provides privacy between LMS tenants. Heard the term ‘extended enterprise’ in context to a multi tenant LMS? Probably, you have! But shirked it away thinking it doesn’t apply to you. Designating this la-di-da stuff apt for only the larger companies with lots of employees, you may have said to yourself, “Well… we’ll cross the bridge when we come to it”. However, that’s exactly the attitude shift we plan to bring in! A multi tenant LMS isn’t strictly meant for a large organization.

How has your elearning changed the world?

Sponge UK

IChangedTheWorldBy helping people protect their privacy. This week we’re encouraging instructional designers to shout a little louder about the things they’ve done that made an impact on the world. We’ve already had some great tweets and we’ll be featuring them in a round up at the end of the week. Now we’re giving you some ideas that have come from our experience of instructional design to give you some inspiration.

Bloomingdale’s Showcases Gamification Success in Retail at NRF Protect Conference


While recent advancements in retail technology have helped make retailers more efficient, productive and accessible, this technology has also opened up new concerns and challenges, including sophisticated retail fraud, privacy issues, highly competitive store experiences, and of course the challenge of innovating faster than the competition and leveraging modern technology advancements.

How Big Data Will Shake Up eLearning


For one thing, the increasing usage of personal data goes hand in hand with raised concerns about the privacy and security of individuals. Data privacy regulations vary from country to country and the level of worry about privacy issues varies accordingly. However, these concerns can and have been overcome as learning solution suppliers have matured and become experts in navigating global privacy regulations.

10 Tips to Effectively Use Videos in eLearning

KZO Innovations

This way, your audience can watch it as many times as needed, from the privacy of their home, or while working outside the company premises, to refresh their memory without having to reread the entire eLearning course. Videos can provoke discussions, invite learners to analyze and think, be re-watched as many times as needed, contain smaller chunks of information which are easier to absorb, emotionally engage people, include websites, pictures, maps, captions, and so much more.

The Latest: What consumers are seeking; plus video and mobile data

eLearning 24-7

I’m a total believer and supporter of the first two, but I still have privacy and security concerns when it comes to a LRS and specifically the data record. I’m confident that there will be folks on the comments section who will say this or that regarding privacy and security and that is acceptable, nevertheless it is a concern to me. A round-up of the past two months regarding e-learning, LMSs, authoring tools and more. DevLearn.

Will chat replace email? Slack thinks so.

Obsidian Learning

As Manjoo notes, some have expressed privacy concerns over Slack’s ability to archive employee chats. In a recent New York Times blog post, Farhad Manjoo writes about a new messaging app that “ may finally sink email.” ” The app, called Slack , is intended to facilitate group discussion and collaboration, and it works across a wide range of devices. One particularly intriguing feature of Slack is that most chats are archived and available for searching.

Hey LMS Santa!

eLearning 24-7

Want to safeguard yourself in terms of privacy? If I want to mention the tracking information add it to your privacy and security paragraph that learners must agree to. I remember the days when Santa would come to my house. We’d leave some carrots for his reindeer, cookies for him (always fresh made by Mom) and milk. Why milk and not booze? . Good question. . I guess Santa enjoyed the refreshing taste of milk. Which reminds me, why not chocolate milk?

5 Tips to Remember for Cell Phone Courtesy


According to an April 2015 report released by the Pew Research Center , 64% of Americans now own a smartphone, up from only 35% in April 2011. Consider taking your phone calls away from the desk and find an empty, quiet space if you need privacy during a call. Cell phones are one of the greatest advancements in communication technology. In the past five years, cell phone usage has increased exponentially, even replacing landlines in many homes and businesses.

How to Get Mobile Video Files Off Your Device – TechSmith Tips

TechSmith Camtasia

If you don’t have a cord or you don’t want to send your videos through the cloud because of privacy reasons, another option would be a product that we offer here at TechSmith, which is called TechSmith Fuse. Hi everyone and welcome to another round of TechSmith Tips. In this blog post I am going to talk through how to get mobile video files off of your device. Can’t see the embedded video? Watch it on YouTube.

Big data, what’s with all the big buzz?

Learning Wire

Privacy. But do not abuse of people’s confidence – do not step over the line of privacy, which leads us to…. “Big Data”. If you have not been living in a dark hole without any means of communication for the past 7 years, chances are you have come across the term before. And while your memories of it might be fuzzy, you probably already have an opinion on the matter.

Can Soft Skills be Learned Online?


While in a classroom learners may be reluctant to share such personal experiences, in an eLearning environment they have the privacy to reflect honestly and at their own pace. Your employees need certain basic skills to carry out their jobs, whether they work in an office or the field, at a trade or at a computer. Safe driving skills… Lockout/tagout procedures… Microsoft Office… There are rules that can be observed and steps that can be checked off.

Office 365 Video: Your Corporate YouTube

TechSmith Camtasia

Office 365 Video feels simple in comparison to more mature video offerings like YouTube, yet it’s privacy and security features are likely to be more important for companies trying to keep their video content confidential. It’s privacy and security features are likely to be key for Companies trying to keep their video content confidential.

Learning Experience : the best workplace environment you need

Learning Wire

How do I provide privacy when necessary? From the age of 25 until 65 (for the lucky ones), this is the place where we will traditionally spend around 80% of our awake time. This is where we will learn, accomplish and mature the most, this is where who we are will be formed. And yet, this is probably the place that feels the least like home, the least like we belong in it. Take a good look at your office. Does it feel comfortable ?

10 eLearning Resources for Teachers to Use in the Upcoming Academic Year

DigitalChalk eLearning

These are: Data privacy for online users, EdPolicy leaders online supporting online courses, E-rate modernization and reform marching for maximizing internet connectivity, and Course access fighting for the students’ rights of being able to access and attend any online course. New terms are always challenging for teachers. And this is because students are expecting to be surprised with innovative lessons and learning materials.

Why eLearning in the finance industry is very important


Privacy and control. Banking. It’s what makes our modern economy tick (and, perhaps, tock), and a big enabler of the business and innovation progress we’ve had in the 21st century. It’s, to paraphrase the proverb, a lucrative job, but somebody’s got to do it. It’s also a demanding job, one where books of regional, national, and international rules and regulations can be stacked as high as the Empire State Building.

7 Reasons why mobile learning can help your business


Mobile malware, Wi-Fi snooping or bluebugging are real threats to data confidentiality and privacy, both for companies and for employees. Long gone are the days when the only use for phones was to make and receive calls. Mobile devices are now also used for shopping, banking, advertising, gaming, entertaining and learning — m-learning, that is. M-learning goes hand in hand with the learner-centered approach and in particular with learning at the point of need.