4 Critical Factors for Evaluating a Learning Company

Obsidian Learning

New post 4 Critical Factors for Evaluating a Learning Company on Obsidian Learning. But as much as we are passionate about applying both to create effective learning experiences, we also understand that there must be a business case for choosing a learning company. Your learning vendor should be capable of interacting with learning and development executives, subject matter experts, technical experts, and senior and junior staff.

Collective mind losing redux

Clark Quinn

I reported about a conversation on LinkedIn badly defending learning styles. So it starts out saying that those of us who decry learning styles maintain that they don’t exist. And that we should adapt to learning styles? One is a learning styles advocate who basically recanted. Yet this seems to be taken as support for learning styles??!? Finally, what is cited, are two people (one named, one unnamed but purportedly a learning company exec).

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Not a Good Week for the Virtual Worlds Space

Kapp Notes

This was one of the alternatives I listed for something other than Second Life in my Alternatives to Second Life (continued, again) I described Metaplace as: Is a Flash-based virtual world platform that allows players to buy and sell items, own property and play online games. This is also a company I mentioned as an alternative to Second Life and is a big player in the 3D Virtual Immersive Environment space.

What Is a Learning Organization?

Convergence Training

In today’s economy, it’s important for organizations to support learning. Without doing so, they risk losing market share or even going out of business due to increased competition or by being disrupted in the way that streaming video services such as Netflix disrupted the brick-and-mortar videotape rental business model of companies like Blockbuster. Those at the “good” end of the spectrum, who use learning well, may be known as learning organizations.

Top 5 e-learning trends for 2019

Matrix

As the year is coming to a close, HR departments tend to focus less on learning and development and more on such lovely endeavors as office Holiday parties, team buildings and reward systems for loyal and efficient employees. But there is one thing concerning corporate learning that holds specialists’ attention and that is the road it seems to be taking in the following year. Top 5 e-learning trends for 2019. Micro learning is a major trend. E-learning

Free L&D webinars for November 2020

Limestone Learning

PT: How to Transform Face-to-Face Training Toward Impactful Digital Training (Free for ATD members) In a new working environment, where face-to-face training has had to be abandoned, many companies are looking for online training alternatives that deliver similar results.

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Crossing the ILT Bridge to e-Learning

Ideaon

Of courseI reassured her crossing the bridge from ILT to e-Learning would not outsource her job, but make her more of an asset and help her company retain their employees. She must have found value in my statement, wetalked fora bit and I was given an opportunity to share our custom course development and our custom e-Learning solutions with her and her colleagues. All learning should be trending towards an e-Learning platform.

How to Determine which Content suits your Audience?

Disprz

The next thing is to learn about their age and their educational background. Also, learning a bit about the kind of society and the culture they live in would help. As learning professionals, empathizing enables us to gauge the requirements of our audience by shadowing and observing them and creating a learning experience that in turn, enables them. Let them fail and learn from it. A failure in expectations leads to learning. Reading Time: 6 minutes.

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Localising elearning for China

Sponge UK

A guide for L&D professionals in multinational organisations who are producing digital learning content for China. Learning resources are important to many Chinese internet users and digital learning is rapidly expanding in the corporate sector. China’s digital learning landscape Learning Light estimates that at any given time, there are over 150 million people using elearning in China.

Virtual (Learning) Reality

CLO Magazine

In-person learning should remain a significant part of any development program, but virtual learning is slowly becoming the new normal. The challenges faced by learning and development leaders have never been more complex. Virtual learning may help in combating these challenges. With virtual learning, content can be consumed anywhere, any time and on any device. Online learning, to a large extent, is slowly becoming the new normal.

Making the Case for Adaptive Learning

CLO Magazine

With so many tools and products available to corporate learning professionals, sifting through the ones that are most practical for an organization can be challenging. Budget considerations are always a concern, but learning leaders also should consider how learning programs affect the bottom line. Conversely, can it show that learning initiatives drive revenue? So how does that happen in learning and development? Consider adaptive learning advocacy.

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mylearningworx - a reflection on the launch event

Learning Rocks

If your passion is to teach people about local history or some craft or hobby, their platform allows you to quickly and easily pull a course together and sell it to others who want to learn. While most elearning to date has been in either the mass market of formal K-12 education or in custom products for large wealthy companies, there aren't that many folk really addressing the "long tail" of online formal learning.

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

If you are intrigued by the future of learning design, you won’t want to miss the second half of this interview with Karl Kapp. Karl: The biggest problem is that in the learning field we sometimes get seduced by the technology and forget the underlying learning need and, even more importantly, the underlying business need. Learning initiatives are not altruistic for companies. It means mini-games that reinforce learning.

How to Replace Top-down Training with Collaborative Learning (2)

Jay Cross

It’s not that seasoned and elder employees weren’t learning; we all learn all the time. Rather, they weren’t learning as well as they might. HR and training departments overlooked experienced employees because they learn experientially, from stretch assignments and mentors rather than from courses and workshops. Learning by experienced employees was left to chance. Two out of three Chief Learning Of?cers Co-learning builds trust.

How Do E-learning Vendors Price Their Services

CommLab India

Hence, you search for alternatives. You have heard about e-learning and are looking to contact vendors for a quote. But before doing that, it is a good idea to understand the typical services e-learning vendors provide and how they price those services. Services provided by e-learning vendors and how they are priced. Established e-learning companies typically provide the following services: 1. E-learning design and development.

Joe Ganci – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Learnnovators: You are considered a ‘guru’ for your expertise in e-learning development. So what about learning?

JOE GANCI – CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS

Learnnovators

Joseph Ganci is President of eLearningJoe, LLC, a custom learning company located outside Washington. Since 1983, he has been involved in every aspect of multimedia and learning development. ABOUT THIS INTERVIEW SERIES: ‘ Crystal Balling with Learnnovators ’ is a thought-provoking interview series that attempts to gaze into the future of e-learning. Learnnovators: You are considered a ‘guru’ for your expertise in e-learning development. So what about learning?

2009 Predictions How Did I Do?

Tony Karrer

1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases Due to economic pressures, companies are going to reduce training budgets to a point where it doesn't make sense to create content on marginal topics. Instead, we will call this "self-directed learning" and will do our best to support the workforce to learn it on their own with minimal guidance and support. But the reality was more than that as I explored in posts like Business of Learning and Models for Learning Questions.

What is Learning Management System (LMS)?

Disprz

But that man pioneered inductive learning, as against Aristotle’s deductive theory. Which is why different modes of learning continue to spring up till today. Before you go on to realize what’s happening latest in the field of knowledge, learning and development, know that it’s gone on to become a $10 billion industry as we speak. In topical relevance, we call such a system ‘software’ and in that context, better to accelerate the domain of learning into eLearning!

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Where Corporate Learning Came From 3. Corporate Learning Today 5. Training is not the same as learning 6. Chief Learning Officers know training is not working 7. Real learning takes place elsewhere 8. Collaborative Learning 18. Training departments are no more at fault than bankrupt companies like Blockbuster Video, Borders, Silicon Graphics, Nortel Networks, Circuit City, Bethlehem Steel, Smith Corona, Polaroid, Wang Labs, or Underwood Typewriters.