The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Big Question on the Learning Circuit's Blog is about Social Networking and finding help and expertise if you have a question or a concern for which you need input and/or advice. The basic question is " If you need input from people, where's the best place to ask?" But, then the question breaks into sub-questions. The assumption seems to be that there is one "best" place for asking a question.

Big Question - Working with SMEs

eLearning Cyclops

This month's Big Question at Learning Circuits is on working with subject matter experts (SME). First off, thank you Tony at Learning Circuits for using my suggestion as this month's question. This will provide some reference to what they may expect in a course. Ask the right questions (Analysis) Never assume the SME knows the training need. Be sure they also look at the flow of the course, accuracy of questions, usability, and identify any technical problems.


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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

How to Create a Referable Brand for your Education Company with Michael Roderick


Learn how to create a referable brand for your education company with Michael Roderick in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. There are three core fundamentals to creating a referable brand Michale shares and they all follow the acronym AIM.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions.

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « 100,000 iPhone SDK Downloads in First Four Days | Main | Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 20, 2008 Memory, Reconsolidation and Big Questions. I am a big fan of big questions. I love the Learning Circuits Blog Big Question of the Month (BQOTM) and think that it has really spurred some insightful discussions that might not have occurred otherwise.

Why Open Content is Not Yet Adopted in the Workplace

Kapp Notes

ASTD's Big Question for March is How do we leverage open content in workplace learning? I've been told by presidents of companies that they need to have "custom" training for universal topics like ethics or diversity training because their organization is "different" or because their employees won't "get it" unless they see images of their own company or the references are exactly matched to their organization. Tags: ASTD Big Question

The big question: What is the scope of our responsibility as learning professionals?

Clive on Learning

The Big Question for March on the Learning Circuits Blog is 'what is the scope of our responsibility as learning professionals?' I don't regard this question as just a topical response to the increased interest in informal learning - it's an issue that has been there as long as we have had learning professionals. Who was responsible for providing reference information and other job aids - the line, specialist technical writers or specialist trainers?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

As an instructional designer/eLearning professional, what books are the essential tools in your reference library ? They might refer to theory, but they dont get bogged down in it: e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer Michael Allens Guide to E-Learning by Michael Allen Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp Last May, I started a bit of a list in this post: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit.

Lesson I: Making your own Custom Articulate Player | LearnNuggets


Some refer to it as the Articulate Presenter Community Player while others refer to it as a Skin. Of the thousands of on-line tutorials I’ve read in my day, I always find myself wandering off in search of a term or an explanation to a topic the author referred to in the tutorial. In Flash 8, it is referred to as a “document” and in CS4 it is referred to as a “file” either ActionScript (AS) 2.0

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): A Collection of Top Ten Lists / Predictions Posts (feel free to add your own!)

Mark Oehlert

Im a big collector of these.please feel free to add your own favorites in the comments section. The first stop MUST be the Learning Circuits Blog "Big Question" The top Enterprise Web 2.0 e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two Very Different Views of Publishing (heres a hint.I think one is WAY wrong!) | Main | Oh.this does not bode well for Microsoft.

LSDX 2021 Week 2 Highlights

Experiencing eLearning

Avoid teaching in alt text; include the information in the main text, then refer back to it in the alt text. One suggestion was to ask SMEs these two questions early in the process: What’s the worst training you ever took?

What Tools Should We Learn?


by Kevin on June 7th, 2010 The Big Question at the Learning Circuit’s Blog for June is “What Tools Should We Learn?” Some are referred to as “Rapid” where others are more complex. Live Tools Live tools are referred to as delivering live meetings, screen sharing, video conferencing, and/or participating in virtual worlds.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Definitive iPhone eCard

Mark Oehlert

via SomeeCards ) July 14, 2008 in Apple/iPhone/iPod | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Definitive iPhone eCard : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations | Main | Ever Wonder How Much a Meeting Costs? » July 14, 2008 The Definitive iPhone eCard Beautiful man, just beautiful.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Sync Google Calendar with Outlook and more with WideLens" (Alex Barnett)

Mark Oehlert

March 19, 2008 in The G Word | Permalink Technorati Tags : google , outlook TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference "Sync Google Calendar with Outlook and more with WideLens" (Alex Barnett) : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Two Huge Losses: Gary Gygax and Arthur C.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Arrgghh!!! Re-installing Zone Alarm AV on my other machine.AGAIN!

Mark Oehlert

January 30, 2008 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Arrgghh!!! e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Engaging Web design from Dutch dept. store HEMA (props to my dad for the link) | Main | Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!) » January 30, 2008 Arrgghh!!!

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Generate Your Own Mii

Mark Oehlert

June 12, 2007 | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Generate Your Own Mii : Comments The comments to this entry are closed. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Great videos on RSS, Wikis and more. Main | Funny Funny (not safe for work) e-cards » June 12, 2007 Generate Your Own Mii Im digging this Mii Generato r from Joystiq.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): The Argument for Casual Games in the Corporate World

Mark Oehlert

July 27, 2007 in Gaming & Learning | Permalink Technorati Tags : casual games , game-based learning TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Argument for Casual Games in the Corporate World : Comments casual gamers with 80 million so odd gamers um that doesnt sound to casual [link] Posted by: | November 01, 2007 at 07:58 PM The comments to this entry are closed.

Close the Sale With Quality Content


But no matter how natural the conversation, sales teams will always need reference materials and other sales enablement resources to close the deal. Your salespeople can spend months learning the ins and outs of your products and services, and still be stumped by a well-placed question. Don’t let the sales dialogue end prematurely–arm your sales team with high-quality reference materials, complemented by customized content designed specifically for the lead.

Aligning eLearning Levels of Interactivity with Articulate 360

B Online Learning

Great question! How interactive your module needs to be, comes down to the definition questions you asked prior to entering into the development phase of your module. Questions such as: Who are your learners? If you haven’t asked those questions yet, go and do it now. Did you get answers to your definition questions? But first the big question…How interactive does your interactivity need to be?

From Courses to Micro-Learning

ID Reflections

I have put those here for reference. Then came the Internet, the Big Shift , and automation. The big question is how corporates will take advantage of these trends and phenomenon that have organically grown out the changing technology landscape. Micro-learning , micro-content, Learning Flows , and mlearning are some the current and upcoming trends in the world of learning and development.

7 Things to Know About Your Learners Before Launch


There’s just one question you’ve forgotten to ask, and if you don’t think about it now, it may come back to haunt you: Who is your course for? It may seem like an obvious question to ask, but many instructors get all the way to launch without clearly defining their audience. The trick is to know what information you need so that you can ask the right questions. This one is probably the most important question you can ask.

You’ve Identified Knowledge and Skills Gaps in Your Organisation – Here’s What to Do Next


This is often referred to as bridging the skills gap. E-learning is likely to play a big role, both custom-made e-learning modules and off-the-shelf courses for more common topics, such as soft skills. The big question to answer is: are you hiring people with the right skills?

Quality vs. Speed

The Learning Circuits

Out of 24 participating posts and nearly 40 comments on those posts, not a single person predicted that they would answer all 12 of The Big Questions in 2007 - how disappointing. Well your first chance to redeem yourself comes in the form of January's The Big Question: What are the trade offs between quality learning programs and rapid e-learning and how do you decide? Please answer this question by posting to your own blog.

4 Key Benefits of Custom eLearning Solutions

Obsidian Learning

The Big Questions. And these are the big questions when it comes to deciding whether to go the custom vs. off-the-shelf route in Learning and Development. And we are back at the big question: What do you really want? I just finished ironing my shirt. It’s a simple white dress shirt with some unique details. It has a European 8 spread collar (8! Not 7. Not 9. and a red detail on the inside of the cuffs.

How Your Small Business Can Benefit from E-Learning


The big question is how. Before getting into that question, let’s first look at why you should focus on e-learning. E-learning modules are much more accessible, they are easier to use, and they are easier to update than alternatives such as manuals or reference files.

Future of Learning Technology – 2015

Upside Learning

The Learning Circuits Big Question this month asks – “ What will the workplace learning technology look like in 2015 ”. The question is inspired from a post by Derek Morrsion – Technology to Enhance Learning in 2015 , quite an interesting post, a must read. Tablets have larger screens and are uniquely positioned as field staff’s support device for trouble shooting problems by referring to product manuals and operational procedures.

2020 LMS pricing guide: Here’s what makes up the cost ??


A learning management system is a big investment that drives innovation, growth, and ultimately untapped revenue. So, how do you figure out just how big that problem is? Some vendors refer to this “multi-portal” functionality.

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Learning Management In The Age of Learning Engagement


But when asked what the ‘next generation’ of the LMS might actually be, Rosso didn’t even accept the question. I guess I have a big question around, is there a future for the LMS? I almost want to rephrase the question: what’s the next generation of learning technology ?”. Fortunately, the answers to those questions are coming into focus—and pointing the way forward. Often, though, they’re referring to slick design and other product features.

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eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course ? Part 2.

eLearning Cyclops

When this project was brought to me it involved training for both a Windows 7 and Office 2010 upgrade, which is why some of the documents included here references Windows 7 in addition to the Office upgrade. Because I had been teaching a face-to-face computer basics class, including some Office training, I had already a big jump on both knowing the audience and how they use the systems that were being upgraded. Keep in mind it did not reference much regarding social media.

Types of Social Media Users

Upside Learning

In Learning Circuits’ Big Question for March , most experts agree that social learning is here to stay, differing only in the degree to which it’s used. This categorization could be a good reference or a framework for HR departments which are planning to implement social media for workplace learning. Questioning. The workplace culture of an organisation is identified as the biggest challenge in implementing social learning.

Microlearning Solves Real-world L&D Problems: 4 Use Cases


It’s a big question, so to help, let’s look at some examples. In the compliance world, this is sometimes referred to as “remedial training,” but that carries some negative connotations, so you may not want to tell learners that they’re being asked to do “remedial training.”

The Three Crucial Ingredients for Confidence at Work

Growth Engineering

The big question is, how do we create confident teams? The big three are: ‘Competence’, ‘Autonomy’ and ‘Relatedness’. When it comes to self-confidence, friends at work matter big time! It refers to how we develop skills by learning from others. When did you last feel like a superhero? Perhaps it was winning that promotion, delivering a speech that wowed the crowd, or getting simple recognition for a job well done.

Who's Responsible for This?

Kapp Notes

ASTD's Big Question this month (March) is actually two questions and since I helped Tony Karrer tweak the question a bit, I feel I must offer some type of answer (plus I aways enjoy the discussion around the Big Question.) So, here is the big question for this month: Do educational institutions and corporate learning & development departments have responsibility for supporting Long Tail Learning? Is all non-referred research questionable?

What to Call Ourselves and Our Industry?

Tony Karrer

A few weeks ago, I received an email question that asked: Something I wanted to ask you is if you have defined somewhere on your blog the meaning of a term which I've seen you use frequently - ie "learning professional”. We got dinged for the use of the term in the LCB's Big Question for September: Should All Learning Professionals Be Blogging? When I refer to "Learning Professionals" - I personally include folks outside of Workplace learning as well.

Create a Corporate Training Program that Sticks: Part 1 – Defining Your Problem

TechSmith Camtasia

But the most important follow up to questions like this is to ask, “why?”. We’re often asked big questions that need to be broken down further. You can also download this chart to reference later. This is part one in an ongoing series about how to create a corporate training plan. To look ahead at what we’ll be discussing in the coming weeks, check out the full list here. Download the PDF at the end of this post to learn more.

Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation"

ID Reflections

The digital disruptors in the shape of Robots, Big Data and Sensors are here. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? The big question for L&D/Organization is how can meta-learning skills be fostered? For a quick reference, I have inserted the diagram below.

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LCB Busts a Move

The Learning Circuits

Obviously, The Big Question had the impact we had hoped it would have. 5 of you participated in The Big Follow-up Question. On top of that just nosing around Tony and I uncovered several more posts and references to The Big Question that had not been reported back to LCB. The Big Question definitely says something about the power of networks. I've collected much of the participation and reaction to The Big Question.

Scope of Learning Responsibility

The Learning Circuits

Karl Kapp helped me with the March 2008 Big Question which is: What is the Scope of our Responsibility as Learning Professionals? This question comes from several recent experiences. Is all non-referred research questionable? Karl and I feel this is an important question for all of us to think about and as a community to begin to address.


Learning Cafe

Read the content for each session including the big questions which will be discussed and the UnConference. Make comments about the topic and ask the questions you want to be covered in the UnConference. Read the blogs and references identified for each topic and suggest other resources. Open and facilitate a discussion on the “big questions” on the topic. Participants FAQs. What are the design principles of the UnConference ?

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Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”


The digital disruptors in the shape of Robots, Big Data and Sensors are here. The key question we (as L&D/HR) need to think of is how are we going to support workplace learning to build such skills in the workforce? The big question for L&D/Organization is how can meta-learning skills be fostered? For a quick reference, I have inserted the diagram below.