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.

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.

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


W207 – Mobile Learning: State of the Industry 2015 (Wednesday, 1-2pm). It’s a packed week this week. ATD TechKnowledge. We’re pretty happy about getting back together with some of the gang this week at 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. Megan and I find ourselves grateful, as the year comes to a close.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

YouTube vs. Vimeo, What’s the Difference?

Visual Lounge

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.

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.

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.

NEW: Camtasia Studio Vimeo Integration

Visual Lounge

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.

Could wearables provide the trigger needed for behaviour change?

Spark Your Interest

There are of course tons of privacy, security, ethical implications, especially on the organizational side, but it’s interesting to think about how wearables, the internet of things (IoT), data and the quantified self movement might provide for learning. This post is Part 2 in the series that I’ve started on Wearables for Learning + Development. I am a huge fan of BJ Fogg’s work and find his behavior model such a useful way of thinking about training.

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.” Privacy by design.

The interview

Learning with e's

We also tackled the thorny issue of privacy in the digital age. I''ve been doing a lot of interviews recently, live at conferences, by text, and on video and audio. Interviews are great ways to get ideas across, and the more informal they are the better.

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.

Making Sense of Research

Clark Quinn

And this could be just the beginning: collecting data en masse (while successfully addressing privacy concerns) can be a source of great insight if it’d done right. A couple of weeks ago, I was riffing on sensors: how mobile devices are getting equipped with all sorts of new sensors and the potential for more and what they might bring. As part of that discussion was a brief mention of sensor nets, how aggregating all this data could be of interest too.

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.

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Corporate learning in the digital age

Learning with e's

They just have to be aware that there are privacy and identity issues, issues of safety and content management. Learning in many organisations is going through radical change.

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.

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? 

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.

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.

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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.

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


It was a full house last week at the NRF Protect Conference where Chad McIntosh (VP of Loss Prevention and Risk Management at Bloomingdale’s) and Christine Tutssel (SVP of Strategic Initiatives at Axonify) presented on the topic: “Gamification and Your Retail Employees”.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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

Visual Lounge

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.

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.

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.