ASAE Annual: A Gathering of People Who Build Communities of Practice

Web Courseworks

Due to a cancellation of this year’s Technology Conference, a lot of focus will be put on the learning labs for the Business of Technology track, and I have a feeling it will not be a disappointment. Associations can create communitites of practice.

Top 5 Things Associations can Learn from Corporate Training Departments

Association eLearning

Most associations have provided some degree of member education as part of their mission. And for associations, educational offerings can be a valuable source of non-dues revenue. To grow this opportunity, associations can learn from corporate training departments.

Content Curation & Association Education Strategy

Web Courseworks

In the Learning & Development world there has been a lot of buzz recently around content curation and the skills associated with being a curator. National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sessions.

Social Learning Experiences: Making Better Connections

Talented Learning

Maybe the answer lies in the beauty of a simple human truth: “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” And each of those people has the potential to teach us something new. In a sense, we’re all part of a grand social learning experiment.

Towards a “Maturity Model” for Learning Businesses

Web Courseworks

I have been a supporter and follower of Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele for almost a decade. Jeff’s book Leading the Learning Revolution is a reflective masterpiece that touches those of us who have been in educational technology since the pre-dot-com days.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology. Key Ingredients of Blended Learning Program Design.

Best Practices for Blended Learning Design

Web Courseworks

A Case Study of the UW Professional Life Coaching Certificate Program. Association educational leaders who are responsible for developing adult learning programs often struggle with defining what makes for a quality educational program, especially one that relies heavily on technology.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

Hot on the heels of my 5 benefits of open badges for corporates , I now present my 7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates. Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m quite the MOOC fan. If you can think of any others, please let me know… 1.

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Learning About the Future of Learning

Web Courseworks

This conference offers a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that should foster innovation and inspiration in all who attend as a journey of discovery with new association management techniques begins.

ASAE TECH Preview- December 15 and 16th

Web Courseworks

The association of association executives, ASAE, (American Society of Association Executives) holds a technology conference each year in December. I have attended about half of the total conferences held and I am excited that this year is its 10th anniversary. Full disclaimer, the company I run, Web Courseworks, sells CourseStage, an educational platform designed to enhance and support association professional development. The Business of IT.

5 Ways to Kick-Start Great On-the-Job Sales Training

Mindflash

After all, a high-performing sales force is the lifeblood of most organizations including non-profits. Most businesses realize this already — but many often allocate sales training resources in the wrong areas. Here are some practical approaches to informal learning.

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5 Ways to Kick-Start Great On-the-Job Sales Training

Mindflash

After all, a high-performing sales force is the lifeblood of most organizations including non-profits. Most businesses realize this already — but many often allocate sales training resources in the wrong areas. Here are some practical approaches to informal learning.

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Contest - Win a Free Copy of Digital Habitats via LearnTrends 2009

Tony Karrer

Nancy has been my go to person for all things Communities and Networks and worked with me to create Communities and Networks Connection. So naturally when Nancy and John (with Etienne Wenger) put out the book Digital Habitats; Stewarding Technology for Communities I was very excited.

7 Reasons Why You Need To Adopt A Unified Learning System

Upside Learning

However, if you are still bolting on different systems with a hope to create a (pseudo) unified system, or still aren’t convinced of adopting a unified approach to learning management, it’s time to open up your view and look at the reality of a true unified learning system.

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Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

When economic or business circumstances cause companies to tighten their belts, the first item on the chopping block is often training and development. He’s been the director for a major IT company, founder of People Alchemy , and leadership consultant to blue chip clients.

I Believe in the Value of Sharing

Tom Spiglanin

As a workplace professional, I believe strongly in the value of sharing. In other words, the value that is manifest in the form of improved personal performance in the workplace. On its face, sharing knowledge seems illogical and associated with giving something away.

How Digital Learning Became Connected Learning

Leo Learning

This post from Andrew Joly, LEO’s Director of Strategic Design, looks at how digital learning has evolved to become connected learning—where social learning and data-led learning ecosystems combine to deliver game-changing opportunities for learning and organizational performance.

It's Happening in the Learning Industry: Training Magazine and Web Site Shutting Down

Kapp Notes

Apparently, it is not just the newspaper business that is in trouble, the trade publication magazine business isn't so hot either. Training Magazine and the associated web site are being moth balled at the end of March. Here is an excerpt from Nielsen shuts down 'Training' Nielsen Business Media told employees Tuesday that it is shutting down Training magazine and its companion Web site, trainingmag.com, according to a Nielsen Co.

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10 top tips and essential resources for newcomers to elearning

Rob Hubbard

Being immersed in the digital learning world, it’s easy to forget that there are an awful lot of people out there who are just exploring using technology for learning for the first time and boy can it be overwhelming… what author-tool, LMS, LRS, design methodology do I use?

At Healthcare Educators’ Conference, “A Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice”

Web Courseworks

CME and other forms of continuing education in the health professions have been influenced by the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”), and with expected changes to that legislation, educational practitioners naturally wonder about the effects on their field.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | June 7, 2019

Mike Taylor

It has been a beautiful and busy week around here. Build Communities—Invite Those on the Edges. The 7 Illusions of Knowing. you can only really learn effectively if you have a good awareness of what you do, and what you don’t, already know.”. The 7 Illusions of Knowing.

Creating Tomorrow’s Life Sciences Sales Leaders: 3 Strategies

PDG

I recently had a conversation with a senior sales leader of a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. The leader discussed the highest priorities for the organization: “I’m most concerned about the development of tomorrow’s sales leaders. The Changing Face of Sales Leadership.

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Honored

Clark Quinn

At the recent DevLearn conference, David and Heidi (the two-cofounders of the eLearning Guild ) punk’d me. Under the pretense of having me assist the keynote speaker, they had me sit at the front of the stage with another purpose in mind.

Starting from scratch

Clark Quinn

From a conversation with my ITA colleagues, talking about the (self-imposed) death of L&D that Charles wrote about, Jane wondered what we might do if we were starting from scratch. I decided to take this on, thinking about an org that was already in operation, with it’s goals, processes, and practices, and what I might do if I were to come in and get it going (with the support of the executive team to do what I thought was right).

Boost your eLearning ROI

eFront

In order to keep pace with the ever-changing market, organizations need to develop and implement best practices in their business strategy. Employee performance is the direct reflection of organizational strategy. Provide ample opportunity for drill and practice activities.

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How To Use Gamification To Enhance Compliance Training – Featuring 4 Examples

EI Design

In this article, I share 4 examples of gamification for compliance training. To meet the mandates of the government or regulators, compliance trainings continue to be a significant part of any corporate training. On top of this, most compliance trainings tend to be boring.

What’s REALLY Going On? 6 Truths About Training in 2012

Bottom-Line Performance

Most of us are curious about tomorrow (hence, our fascination with all the predictions for the upcoming year)… but we live in today. Here’s the sources we used to help formulate a picture of today: Responses to Training Magazine ’s Training Top 125 submission. of work time.

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TOP eLearning and Workplace Learning Blogs

eFront

During the last 5 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from an eLearning community of practice that exists in the blogosphere.

Big News Out of ASTD International Conference & Expo 2014

OpenSesame

This past week I had the privilege of attending my first ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) conference in Washington D.C. One of the biggest announcements to come out of the conference, however, was not a new product or service.

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Why You Should Adopt Social Learning

EI Design

It is exciting to be part of the new era in corporate learning that leverages on social and collaborative learning. Here is why you should adopt social learning, from both learners’ and businesses’ perspectives. The learner is not a passive recipient of information.

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A Vital View on Learning

CLO Magazine

She was the chief learning officer for Signature Healthcare, a provider of long-term care, rehabilitation and health care services with 148 facilities in 11 states and more than 22,000 employees. The two of them immediately bonded. It was the worst educational experience of my life.”.

The NBA’s New MVP

CLO Magazine

When Mike Kennedy joined the National Basketball Association in 2012 as director of learning and leadership development, the organization was stuck in an old-school learning environment under long-time commissioner David Stern. That aspect of the program was particularly illuminating.”.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. This paper addresses how organizations, particularly business organizations, can get more done. How many learners believe the subject matter of classes and workshops is “the right stuff?”

Adopting Content Curation To Support Employee Training – Top 5 Questions Answered

Adobe Captivate

Today, information access is immediate, but we end up spending a lot of time sourcing the right information we need. Through a series of Q&A, I showcase why you should adopt it. However, we often end up spending a lot of time in sifting through this maze of data to identify what would work best in our context. In this blog, I pick top 5 questions related to Content Curation and outline why it makes business sense to adopt it.

How To Use Gamification To Enhance Compliance Training – Featuring 4 Examples

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I share 4 examples of gamification for compliance training. To meet the mandates of the government or regulators, compliance trainings continue to be a significant part of any corporate training. Yet, till recent times, the compliance trainings have not embraced many of the new learning strategies that can help the compliance mandate (understand the significance, impact non-conformance, and trigger the required behavioral change).

Podcast 19: Customer Education 101 – With Dave Derington of Azuqua

Talented Learning

WELCOME TO EPISODE 19 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW! To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. KEY TAKEAWAYS: Every business can benefit from educated customers. And it’s a lot of fun.

Interesting Information via eLearning Learning

Tony Karrer

We've implemented a few features in the eLearning Learning Community. This is far from perfect, but it generally gives you a pretty good sense of what relates to what. I'll be curious what people find that are interesting associations of terms. Below are some of the bloggers who are participating in the community and when you click on the link, it will show you the community page with them selected. I've listed a few of the terms that I saw.