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Coaching can help fill the soft skills gap

CLO Magazine

However, I posit that executive coaching is still the best way to help leaders develop skills that are difficult to teach, measure and sometimes articulate — soft skills. The focus of a recent Harvard Business Review article in its Spotlight Series, “Educating the Next Generation of Leaders,” is something that is always on the mind of companies, especially when it comes to high potentials and key employees. The Soft Skills Gap.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do!

Learning Visions

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! Live session with Brent Schlenker: Marketers and Game Developers Know More About Learning Than We Do! How do we use new and emerging technologies in the learning space? Point of today’s conversation: talking training, design and development if a marketing person were doing it. What are they doing that’s different?

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The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do.

The Training Manager’s Guide to Accessible Elearning

The Learning Dispatch

For those who create training or administer training programs, that means considering and meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. A Guide for Creating and Buying Accessible Online Training within Your Organization’s Training Program. Training managers have a lot to do. Why do I need to do that? What can we do? This guide will provide business reasons and practical approaches for building accessibility within your online training program.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: DIY vs. Formal Learning

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 DIY vs. Formal Learning DIY Learning (Do-it-Yourself) is the term of the week, it seems. Elliot Masies most recent Learning Trends newsletter leads with the headline "DIY: Do It Yourself Trends". He quotes an article by Dion Hinchcliffe in ZD Net in which Dion states, The idea of DIY (Do It Yourself) is to get developers and IT departments out of the demand loop and letting users self-service themselves. What do you think?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter

Learning Visions

Monday, May 18, 2009 eLearning Tip #23: Karmic Learning with Twitter You probably already know that Twitter is the 140-character microblogging platform. While youre there, be sure to check out the previous 22 tips -- all great articles written by Stephen Walsh, one of Kineos founding partners.

6 Tips to Kick Off Lifelong Learning in 2018

Litmos

It’s a New Year, and as humans are apt to do, we look back and take stock of the accomplishments and missed opportunities of the year past. As learning professionals, not only do we owe it to ourselves to be committed to lifelong learning, but we owe it to our organizations. You may have these questions: What do I do first? How do I change my current mindset? Where do I start? Watch a “how-to” video or try an “ Articulate Elearning Hero Challenge ”.

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How E-learning for Health Changed After Covid-19

Spark Your Interest

Find out what you can do. Do a google search on ‘challenges in the healthcare sector’. Also, a 2013 study by the Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge cited that “In response to these (healthcare) challenges, increasing numbers of medical education and CPD (Continued Professional Development) programs have adopted e-learning approaches, which have been shown to provide flexible, low-cost, user-centred, and easily updated learning.”. “…on

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 04, 2007 NewsFlash: PowerPoint Bad For Learning Found via SlashDot , an article in todays Sydney Morning Herald " Research points the finger at PowerPoint." You know -- appeal to multiple learning styles; address the needs of both auditory and visual learners.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Second Life Backlash and Controversy

Learning Visions

As you may know, Ive only been there once. Donald does a great job recapping various articles and provides some useful links, including the following: 2) Second Thoughts on Second Life by Sylvia Martinez. Christopher Simpson also comments: As for doing business, holding meetings and such in SL, its really a matter of what works and what doesnt. But they do like to use it to visit new places or do group activities." The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Debunking the Learning Styles Myth

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Debunking the Learning Styles Myth As you may know, Ive been on a focused mission to better understand so-called learning styles and their place -- or not -- in e-Learning. Guy includes the text of a 2001 article by Sigmund Tobias of Fordham University. There are generally many ah-ha moments as people understand the why of the rationale folks do things so differently from the way they do. and now I know all about your background: you do it all!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Women, Gaming & the Guild Master Ceiling

Learning Visions

A basic premise of the book is that gamers are on their way into the workplace and will be changing how we do business. I think there may be a difference in whether girls identify themselves as gamers or not, even if they do play games. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Go Read a Book

Learning Visions

Reading Well by moriza 73% of Americans said they had read "a book of some kind", according to a survey cited in this fascinating article (I was reading way past my bedtime last night): Twilight of the Books: What will life be like if people stop reading? What do you think?

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Half of Companies Blocking Facebook

Learning Visions

This August 21 article posted by Sharon Gaudin in Information Week reports that Half of Companies are Blocking Facebook: "Employers are increasingly blocking access to Facebook because theyre concerned about the time wasted and the information leaked when workers use social networks on company time." The article gives no specifics, making me wonder if the threat is real or just imagined by the corporate control freaks. Of course, no company can do so, but many of them still try.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: All The Worlds A-Twitter

Learning Visions

After reading Jane Harts article Understanding Todays Learner , I realized Id better be walking the talk and trying out all the hot new "learning" tools. That sort of freaked me out and I momentarily panicked -- how do I reply back and just how did they find me so fast? (oh, Not a bad start-up time, if I do say so myself. I know that Karyn Romeis has a cold. I know people consolidate and slim down ( Brent , for instance), but Im not sure Im ready for that challenge.

The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Both articles--in their different ways--are talking about creating and facilitating communities at the workplace. So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the "requisite" training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today''s context.

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The Changing Nature of Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Both articles–in their different ways–are talking about creating and facilitating communities at the workplace. So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the “requisite” training and get back to work and be efficient. In theory, we know this is what will work in the long run.

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Oil and Gas downsizing: Training on a budget

Obsidian Learning

While everybody likes a low price at the pump, those of us in oil and gas know only too well how important robust oil prices are to the health of our industry. How do you keep your A-Team up to speed? ” There is a lot we can do to address these concerns. For more ideas, see our article on informal learning in the workplace. Do you need to be a programmer? We know your learners, and we know O&G.

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in July 2006. Finally, were they able to articulate “what” the strategy was and “why” it was important? This includes both external (company products and services) and internal (projects, campaigns, programs) sales and marketing activities. The learning executive’s job is to champion programs that always answer this question with a strategic affirmative.

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Training a Specific Population – An Interview with Kelly Prince

WalkMe Training Station

Companies are taking a deep dive into employee training, knowing all too well this step of the on boarding process is the platform for success. What are some key differences you recognize in a successful training program? So when you embark upon a training program and you really don’t even know what the goal is or how you know when you’ve reached it, it’s really hard to determine if anyone has learned anything or if they are putting it to use. Take Note!

THE CHANGING NATURE OF WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

Both articles–in their different ways–are talking about creating and facilitating communities at the workplace. So far, the role of L&D has been to identity existing skill gaps, design training programs to bridge the gaps, and get supervisors or the individuals concerned to nominate themselves for the training, attend the “requisite” training and get back to work and be efficient. We know how obsolete and redundant that matrix is in today’s context.

How to Start an Online School – 6 Easy Steps

Pinlearn

Do you have the skill to teach? Are you good at programming? Do you have expertise in economics or management or any other subject? Don’t know how to go about? This article will shed light on the various steps to starting an online school. In this article, I’ll explain how to start an online school in 6 easy steps. Instructors interested in communicating informative and interesting content as a research paper or an opinionated article.

What is Considered the Perfect mLearning Onboarding Strategy?

Ed App

In this article, we talk all about how to create the perfect onboarding strategy. And because of a gap in user experience, between the applications and software used at work and during personal time, is widening at an unprecedented rate? Identify the learning gap. Discuss with stakeholders, team members and anyone else involved to find out what the learners are not doing now that they should be doing in terms of the identified real problem.

Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Learning & Development

Convergence Training

As you know, there are many new technologies available now or coming soon that may influence learning and development in different ways. And second, if you’re the kind of person who’d rather watch and listen to the interview than read the transcription, just scroll on down to the bottom of this article to watch the video version. I know, there’s a little bit of confusion there. Dr. Lee : Yeah, I think it’s still the thing to do, you know?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: A Deserted Second Life

Learning Visions

Well, I do know that some educators are experimenting thoughtfully with Second Life ( Karl Kapp , for one). And I also know that theres a lot of hype and a lot of people who havent bought into the whole notion of even having a second life. Do you have a Second Life?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Top Ten Tools for 2009

Learning Visions

So easy to clip from articles online, jot down to do lists, and tag and organize it all. Delicious Tag articles as you go. My iPod Touch I know that this is a piece of hardware, but it makes learning and recording information on the fly a breeze, at least when theres wireless around. Flash I dont actually develop a thing with Flash myself, but our designers and programmers do some fabulous stuff with it! What tools do you use? (I

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

In addition to van Merrianboer and Norman, dont miss Writing Training Materials That Work: How to train anyone to do anything by Foshay and Silber. The book builds on the 4C/ID model described in the 2002 article that John Curry linked to. The eLearning Salary Gender Gap Phew!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

I come from an old-school approach: I sort of understand the technology, but I leave the graphics and programming expertise to others. The programming skills should be left to the programmers. This article focused more on what instructional designers should not be (lone gunmen).

50 Practical Tips & Tricks to Build Better E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

If you happen to be there swing by the Articulate booth and say hello. It has a bunch of examples of rapid elearning courses including our recent Articulate Guru Award winners. In fact, if I want to add an interactive scenario to my course, I can do so with just a few mouse clicks.

How to Build Executive Alliances

CLO Magazine

This From the Vault article was originally published in May 2012 on CLOmedia.com. Bennett and nine other individuals dissected the company’s structure, role and responsibilities across all divisions to see where there was duplicate work or service gaps. Getting a seat at the table has to do not with what you do today, but what you’ve done over the long term,” he said. Once per quarter she delivers an update on leadership development programs to the entire C-suite. “We

How to Buy a LMS

eLearning 24-7

Many people confuse the term thinking it means electronic learning and thus will boost that they were doing e-learning 20 years ago or even longer. The most common features within this area for a LMS, include 360 feedback, skill gap analysis, performance reviews and skill paths. You do not have to purchase all the modules. Common brands under RCAT – Articulate, Lectora, Captivate, Rapid Intake, dominKnow Claro. API – Application Program Interface.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Defining an e-Learning Strategy: Planning the Kickoff

Learning Visions

I read articles, followed links, looked at websites. You know how thats done. Ill do the same for you!) What would they like to do? With a strategy session like this, do you just dive right down into the nitty gritty details? Do you try to keep it more high-level?

Escape from Compliance Training Jail - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The purpose of the course is not to learn, but instead to demonstrate what we already know. Like the healthcare industry, there are many industries that require annual refresher or certification testing that has little to do with learning. Needless to say, they have many certification and annual refresher training programs. If you do a lot of regulatory training, now might be a good time to rethink your elearning strategy. Great article.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Rapid e-Learning, Templates, & SMEs

Learning Visions

Our tools still require the user to work in the Flash environment, but you really dont need to know Flash. The project management stuff from the session was really basic, but the main point I took away was embedded into the program about 40 minutes in.

Free e-Learning books

eFront

> If you know a free e-Learning book that is not included in the list please I will highly appreciate if you write a comment with a link to that book. -- -- CU Online Handbook - University of Colorado Denver (Update 12/06/2010: suggested by PRL ) Do you currently teach online?

These 3 Tips Can Change Your Compliance E-Learning Forever - The Rapid eLearning Blog

Rapid eLearning

The ideal is to meet your compliance needs and at the same time identify legitimate gaps in understanding. This allows you to address those gaps and provide the type of intervention that gets people up to the desired skill and performance level. You can do an assessment as a series of case studies or scenarios, as well as a traditional quiz. Remember, these are courses for people who most likely already know the content and just need to demonstrate it and be certified.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: College Women on Gamers: They Giggle

Learning Visions

If we say that gaming experience will become important in business, do we mean the ability to drag Latvia to the right spot on a map, or do we mean the ability to lead a team of co-gamers deep into enemy territory? Depends on the leader, not necessarily the gender of the leader which we know is likely to be a guy -statistically- when were talking about immersive combat environments. So even if you dont play the shoot em up games, you might very well have good friends who do.

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