The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support


THE QUOTE: “ Design and develop performance support solutions with a focus on context, not content.” – Jeremy Smith. “ business problems are more complex and hence demand quicker, effortless, and effective performance support solutions than ever before.

Apple Watch – Real Possibilities for Employee Performance Support and Learning

Learning Cafe

The much rumoured and much awaited Apple watch is out today. Samsung, Motorola) have already released smartwatches, Apple has once again redefined this category by fusing the hardware and software to create a whole new experience. Watch a video where Apple talks about the vision behind and features of Apple watch. We do need to keep in mind that the Apple watch is a companion device for the iphone. Will I be getting an Apple watch?

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How 70,000 Apple retail staff start every single day - and how you can do the same for your company


How to achieve 90% staff retention like Apple As we’ve written about extensively under the Workforce Success umbrella, managing mass communication and imparting knowledge to thousands of employees, especially if those people are dispersed, is one of the headaches of the modern company.

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Integrating Social Learning In The Workplace


Amazon, Apple, Google, Netflix, Pandora…. The side effects of hierarchy and top down management – obsolete principles, hunger for power and unnatural competitiveness – desensitized the organizations.

Six Years of Innovative and Effective eLearning

Upside Learning

We started this company with a passion for delivering innovative and effective learning solutions and I think we have achieved that to some extent. Related posts: Is the Recession Bad for Effective Learning Solutions?

Food, Apple, and learning

The Learning Circuits

Apple follows a similar design ethic, noticeable in the iPod, of taking away complexity until only the essence of the product remains. Full Spectrum Warrior is effective and engaging, but companies aren't racing out to buy X-boxes and build immersive 3D simulations of their own. The latest e-Learning Forum meeting described a performance support solution that was done in a few months on a very modest budget, but which is giving the sponsoring business a major boost.)

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Top 11 Disruptive E-Learning Technologies For 2013


They help us make learning more engaging and effective and ultimately help learners succeed. It is expected to bring in more disruptive changes in the way learning is conceived, designed, delivered, and tracked, thereby helping us take performance improvement to the next level.

20 Wonderful Resources for Using BLE Beacons in Mobile Learning


What are some of the interesting stories of organizations who have already explored or even implemented this successfully for enabling more contextualized and effective ‘learning’? Apple’s recently introduced iPhones come embedded with iBeacons.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

To change your wallpaper back to an Apple default: tap Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper and you’ll see options for Dynamic or Stills. To make sure you get good performance during capture, close all other apps, including anything running in the background.

Why Continued Organizational Learning is Critical to your Performance and Culture

WalkMe Training Station

However, if this is not an issue, or if it is one that can be overcome (a mark of skill as a leader), then organizational learning is the most effective and flexible way to conduct training and adaptation in a company, team or division hands down. This is the second article in a 3-part series.

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod

TechSmith Camtasia

To change your wallpaper back to an Apple default: tap Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper and you’ll see options for Dynamic or Stills. If you’re recording a game that has both background music and sound effects you should turn off music within the game settings.

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Effectus LMS For effective Employee Training Management and Tracking

CommLab India

Let’s see how Effectus helps in managing your training effectively. Effectus LMS has a highly intuitive dashboard, which allows learners to perform LMS activities with just a couple of clicks.

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The Corporate University Shift: Why Great Companies Invest in Custom Learning


By emulating some of the best of the best, any organization can ditch the boring learning for something more meaningful and ultimately, more effective. Apple University: Establishing the “Apple Way” through better culture. Apple sets itself apart by doing things differently, and it expects the same from its army of employees. Apple doesn’t only teach employees how to do things differently, but how to think differently as a fundamental part of their job.

Corporate Learning’s Transformation in the Digital Age

CLO Magazine

Full-fledged academies emerged much later: GE’s Crotonville leadership center in 1956; McDonald’s Hamburger University in 1961; and learning institutions for corporations such as Apple, Boeing and Danone in the 2000s.

Hacking Siri for Learning

Upside Learning

When Apple launched the iPhone 4S, one of the key differentiators to previous models was the inclusion of Siri. To get the official Apple spiel, see here: [link]. Apple isn’t known to condone hackers modifying their products and software.

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators


Bob: You’re right that social media has transformed the way that PR works – and it’s increased its effectiveness immeasurably, at least in the business-to-business sector. So, in the end, it might be more effective and efficient to get the help of a professional whom you trust (and that’s a key phrase) rather than do it yourself. As a communication specialist, what are your thoughts on using storytelling as a tool for effective PR?

The Rise and Fall of 3D Learning – Lessons from Real Implementations

Learning Cafe

So did the trainers and facilitators who came from business, and already had their regular busy roles to perform. Effective Learning 3D Learning Learning Lessons Learned Simulations Virtual Learning

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Top 5 Learning Technology Trends for 2016

Your Training Edge

The coursework components like quizzes, tests and assignments would all be generated through tools that are able to effectively scan the course content and determine its most critical aspects that must be tested.

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Seven Ways to Use the iPad for Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

The lovers are typically Apple fan-boys who are crazy about anything Apple, so their devotion to any bit of technology that Steve Jobs throws into the market is taken for granted. The baiters are mostly alternate technology lovers and who will hate pretty much anything that Apple develops; simply because of Apple’s “captive/lock-in users&# business model. On the other hand, Apple’s business practices aren’t the ones I find inspiring.

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Leading In a Technological Disruptive Market

Your Training Edge

In today’s highly turbulent times characterized by technological disruptive market, effective leadership is more about the best principles than the best practices, requiring the leaders to adopt a disruptive management approach. The employees were paid as per their performance [6].

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Google’s Android Training Initiative – Will it boost mLearning?

Upside Learning

This is a move in the right direction by Google, especially since many Smartphone users perceive Android apps to be inferior to Apple’s iOS. Improving layout performance. Designing effective navigation.

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Evil design?

Clark Quinn

I’ve been away, and one side effect was a lack of internet bandwidth at the residence. So, to start, I’m an Apple fan. Then the Apple Lisa was announced, and I knew this was the path I was interested in. I did my graduate study in a lab that was focused on usability, and my advisor was consulting to Apple, so when the Mac came out I finally justified a computer to write my PhD thesis on. I’d turned on iCloud, Apple’s cloud-based storage.

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The Genericization Of Content

Upside Learning

This proliferation of devices is having a strange ‘dumbing-down’ effect on a lot of the eLearning courseware being created right now. We are starting to ‘genericize’ content, it is starting to look the same, feel the same, and function in a similar manner.

What the Release for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Means for Mobile Learning

CommLab India

As Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, unveiled the mobile devices which come with a host of new features, the Internet was inundated with reviews of the new devices. Mobile learning designers are taking full advantage of the video medium to deliver engaging, effective training.

Workplace Learning Trends in 2018

Origin Learning

Programs are beating people at games like Chess and Go, predicting top-performing stocks, and making tougher and complex jobs in the manufacturing sector easier by streamlining activities. Here’s wishing all our readers – ‘A Happy New Year’.

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Social Learning is here to stay!

Origin Learning

Moderation or content curation is imperative so that measuring the impact of learning through time-tested tools is effectively possible. The word ‘apple’ during the time of Issac Newton had a different connotation – as the humble fruit led to propounding the law of gravity.

How Can You Protect Your Brand from Disgruntled Employees?


Past and current employees can have an immediate, influential effect on a company’s brand. If your company can’t offer benefits in an apple-to-apple comparison, create a survey for employees to communicate other perks they would like to see implemented.

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Upside Learning

For all you Apple fan boys, this post is manna from heaven! And for those of you who love to hate the pad, fret not, there’s something beyond the big Apple too. Native Apple apps are a hot commodity, and in today’s mobile application ecosystem, mobile web apps are not sexy.

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How to choose between web and native apps for mobile learning?

Origin Learning

Examples of native apps are those which we install from the Apple Store or Android’s Play Store. With an average development time of one to two* weeks and expense around USD 10,000*, web apps are a cost-effective way to blend mobile learning with your existing learning strategy.

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5 Tips How to Motivate Your Employees

Your Training Edge

Have you ever wondered why everybody wants to work with either Apple or Microsoft? Coaching remains one of the most effective ways to motivate and educate a team towards better work performance.

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How Corporate Identity Influences Employee Motivation

Your Training Edge

However, it’s equally important for brands to establish strong emotional connections with their employees, as they’re the best and most effective brand ambassadors. Building a strong corporate identity is one of the key ingredients for success.

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Mind The Gap! Watch Out for Business Knowledge Gaps

Time to Know

Many of us know the story of the tree of knowledge where Adam and Eve took a bite from that oh so dreaded apple… Imagine before the bite, if Adam and Eve could have known what knowledge they would have gained.

Text in E-learning: The Unsung Hero


To cite an example from an entirely different context to understand the importance of chunking – Have you ever tried swallowing an apple instead of eating it bite-by-bite? Similarly, the impact of active verbs- Look, Perform, Discuss, Use etc.-

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eLearning software comparison: Which features are important?

Ed App

With mobile learning being so popular and effective, be sure that it can create dedicated mobile-focused lessons and not just lessons that work (clunkily) on a mobile device. eLearning software comparisons are comparing apples to apples.

Time for Training? Get an Expert Before You Make it Worse

Bottom-Line Performance

You can’t see, touch, or taste effective learning…at least not in an obvious sense. But we believe a staff that is optimally trained and receives the necessary support to perform at a high level is actually one of the most, if not THE most important factor for business success.

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Enterprise mobile landscape still changing


The use of smartphones and tablets to perform tasks that were once only carried out on PCs or laptops has become a way of boosting productivity and effectiveness. Apple and Google horse race. Enterprise mobile landscape still changing.

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Upside Learning

We have also included a couple of guides and tips on some eLearning and mLearning topics that will help you in creating effective learning experiences and designing mobile apps respectively. Here’s a practical guide that will help you create effective learning scenarios.

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