Megatrends in MOOCs: #11 Alternative Credentials

Your Training Edge

One of the biggest opportunities for MOOCs and other digital learning environments has been in the development of alternative credentials, which may turn out to be even better than traditional degrees at highlighting one’s knowledge and skills. Why do we need alternative credentials?

An Alternate Route to Learning

CLO Magazine

Traditional education is not always the best path to knowledge. The program fast-tracks workers toward being globally ready and helps spread soft skills and creative thinking back into the local culture, creating a virtuous cycle that may one day eliminate the need for such a program. The company brings people from around the world to open events designed to introduce alternative points of view and inspire creative perspectives beyond their employee base.

Microsoft Project for the Thrifty Project Manager: 3 Free (or Almost-Free) Alternatives

Dashe & Thomson

For whatever reason, getting “just-as-good” alternatives is something of a hobby of mine. issues tracking. Twiddla best uses are for things that don’t require a whole lot of typing, since to my knowledge there’s no way to save the output as a document (rather, the save button produces a screenshot). Issues-tracking: Lighthouse. The time tracking is well done, but the other features are merely so-so.

The Art of Reflection: How to Become a More Thoughtful Educator

Your Training Edge

Keeping track of lessons. Track your progress regularly. Tracking your progress regularly will help you in reaching the goal that reflective teaching strives to achieve.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

How it’s Viewed7 Tips and Tricks to Make Your Pages Interactive8 The Sky’s the Limit with the Cloud9 Translate Your Learning into Hundreds of Languages10 Track and Analyze Exactly how. In a knowledge-sharing sense, user-generated videos put learners in the driving.

Between the Happy Sheets

Your Training Edge

When used properly, the can provide a valuable path for improving the course and building on the knowledge that the participants/delegates/students received while attending. Was there just too much high-capacity knowledge to absorb? I thought the title might catch a few extra glances.

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

Vignettes Learning

Thought/Action Wave In the 18th century, education, learning and training have focused on thought or knowledge retention. Thinkers of that era believed that when learners retain abundant knowledge, they perform on the job when needed: “Thought First - Action Later” (Johnson, 2002).

CMS: An Alternative to a LMS for those who seek Portals or Communities

eLearning 24-7

They may call it a “learning portal&# or “training or knowledge portal&# or whatever. You can still create it as SCORM, SCORM 1.2/2004, but as a “web&# it won’t be tracked from the SCORM perspective, unless you locate a plugin or API that enables your CMS to be SCORM compliant – and well, good luck on that. Joomla - A good friend of mine, Chris Bond, CEO of Bluewater Learning, who is also very knowledgeable on CMSs, loves it.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


Cabbies go through a rigorous training program called “the Knowledge” to prepare for their test. When you attend a conference together, you can “divide and conquer,” making sure that each member of the team attends a different track or series. Look for less expensive alternatives.

The Need for Continuous Learning

CLO Magazine

” Thirty years prior, systems theorist and architect Buckminster Fuller detailed the Knowledge Doubling Curve in his book, “The Critical Path.” ” Knowledge needs to expand and grow for innovation to be realized.

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Making Your eLearning Stick: 8 Tips & Techniques For Learning Retention


In other words, it’s all about making new knowledge stick. What knowledge retention strategies and solutions can you deploy to ensure high learning retention rates after training? A major cause of poor knowledge retention after training is having too much information to absorb.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Now tasks done by humans are being enhanced by the Internet, providing the collective knowledge of the world at their fingertips. Consider the alternatives: just-in-time e-learning (desktop and mobile), coaching, mentoring, simulations, on-demand video, and experiential-learning.

Align Employee and Corporate Goals in 2019

Absorb LMS

In-person training is one approach, though it can prove expensive, hard to track and lack the consistency you may be seeking. Using internal instructors takes your most knowledgeable and seasoned producers out of commission for some period of time, so you’ll need to plan for that.

Increase Course Performance with the Right Authoring Tool – Here’s How to Sort Out Your Options


Does the tool track the time spent authoring for you? Evaluate what tracking and reporting the tool can provide. Does it fully integrate with learning management systems (LMS) and provide tracking data through them? Can it provide tracking and analytics outside an LMS (i.e.,

Visuals and Visual Thinking

Association eLearning

Have you ever sketched something out on the back of a napkin or drawn a mindmap to keep track of ideas during a brainstorming session? Alternately, you could convert your own written notes into visuals. The post Visuals and Visual Thinking appeared first on Knowledge Direct.

How do you create a perfect blend of the various learning components?

Origin Learning

Tracking learning, and performance can become convenient, especially when using online assessments. Use of xAPI in course development makes it especially easy to track every activity contributing to learning. Alternatively, create a control group to test the effects.

How to Develop Your First Employee Training Program


Employee training is a planned skills education program that is designed to increase the knowledge, technical skills, efficiency, and productivity of employees. Perform a skills gap analysis to identify which skills areas or knowledge gaps you need to focus on during a training session.

The Just Right Learning Management System

dVinci Interactive

They include features for talent management, knowledge management and performance management. An Alternative to the Enterprise LMS. As the enterprise LMS has evolved, so too have alternate applications that are built on open source platforms. These alternate applications are customizable, easier to implement and do not require ongoing license fees. According to a recent Bersin study , organizations will spend $1.9 billion in 2013 on learning management systems (LMS).

Off the rails?

Learning with e's

There is no deviation from the track (unless there is a disaster and there is a derailment - trains run on the rails), and generally there is a prescribed timetable that dictates the schedule of arrivals and departures of all trains in the network.

A Conversation with Sharon Boller

Kapp Notes

In 2012, we launched our first commercial product, Knowledge Guru , which is a game-based learning solution designed around the brain science of what it takes to help people build long-term memory: spaced learning, repetition, and feedback. Opening The Knowledge Guru with a story.

CAS eLearning Portal for CME

Association eLearning

To overcome these challenges, CAS began researching alternative solutions. CAS found just the system they were looking for when they discovered Digitec’s Knowledge Direct® Med learning management system (LMS). Learn more about the Knowledge Direct Med Learning Management System.

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Creating interactivities in e-Learning: 10 ways to challenge and engage your Learner


A little off the beaten track, here are some innovative ways of building experience in e-learning –focused on instruction but aiming to make learning as enjoyable and intriguing as possible. Alternatively, an open text field may also be provided, where the learners can write their responses.

Customized Course Catalog for an Enhanced eLearning Experience


Imagine, removing aisles of gluten-free products and diet-friendly alternatives. Without the constraints of space, and by tracking users’ data and making complex correlations between user behaviors, online catalogs can be infinitely customized.

What to Look for in a Performance Management Solution Platform


Seamless integration allows actual performance data to be used in various capacities; beginning with goal setting, to real-time tracking, coaching and feedback. Performance Tracking. Reading time: 4 min 32 sec. .

Best LMS for Continuing and Professional Education

Academy of Mine

Continuing education provides the necessary tools and training to learn how to become more effective workers, in addition to imparting domain-specific knowledge across a variety of fields, such as law (CLE), medicine (CME) and accountancy (CPE), among others. Over the years, e-learning has proven itself an attractive supplement, as well as outright alternative, by offering an improved user experience that has consistently delivered positive results.

The 10 Must-Have LMS Software Features


Modern organizations have come to accept that knowledge plays a vital role towards driving success, and cannot deny the importance of integrated learning and development programs for business growth anymore.

Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Managers have a hard time tracking exactly what employees have learned. Colleagues learning and sharing ideas.

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Where is L&D heading?

E-Learning Provocateur

Global knowledge sharing at Deloitte. As we embrace informal learning, we will rely less on e-learning modules in favour of alternatives such as social forums, job aids, games, and indeed, interactive videos. Alternatively, you could use your iPhone.

Measuring The Effectiveness of Your Blended Learning Program

Obsidian Learning

To measure positive change at Level 2, we can give pre and post quizzes to assess if knowledge on a specific subject has increased. It may be helpful to have a mobile app like to one shown here to track post-training assessments.

Breathing life into Employee Development Trainings – An e-learning perspective


To infer, organizations then must have the means to provide an organic work culture, which is fostered not only with knowledge that is required for an employee to do his or her job but re-enforcements that empower him or her to do the job well.

What is Learning Management System (LMS)?


Knowledge is Power’ is a popular adage attributed to Francis Bacon. Knowledge transfer is the goal, whichever way it works. It has gone beyond learning, development and knowledge. Plus, the manual reporting has given way to advanced reports and performance tracking features.

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Magic EdTech Support for Universal Design for Learning

Magic EdTech

Universal design principles give everyone more ways of interacting with the world to gain knowledge and understanding. They are intuitive, being easy for learners to use, regardless of their experience, knowledge, or ability to focus.

Online Learning Space: Why Teachers Should Use It?


With the massive worldwide adoption of the web at the start of the 2000s, a lot of brand new learning technologies were developed, allowing learners and teachers alike to have an alternative experience. Managing and tracking learning courses is better.

Training vs. Just-In-Time Resources: 5 Tools You Can Use Today

Bottom-Line Performance

The rise of the LMS has worsened this situation with companies wanting to put everything into clickable “courses” so they can track that employees have completed their training. Note that only one box out of eight relates to lack of skill or knowledge.

8 Advantages of Using a Cloud-based Platform for Sales Training


When it comes to delivering training solutions, leveraging a cloud-based platform for training content delivery is an effective alternative to certain eLearning modules which have to be copied or downloaded. Hence, it is better to provide them with bite-sized information in the form of short knowledge nuggets for instant viewing. With just-in-time information, sales professionals can brush up their knowledge instantly without having to read lengthy notes.