Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Position Social Media Differently Than It's Intended Use For example, the Twitter question is "What are you doing?" The question then should be "What you are thinking?" ASTD Big Question Web 2.0

LC Big Question: How Do We Keep Up?

Upside Learning

This month’s Big Question on Learning Circuits Blog seeks to understand how we are keeping up with the increasingly complex tools and technologies landscape. I reflect on this question from an organization perspective as opposed to an individual’s perspective. We have an Innovation team (INP) which has the primary responsibility to keep track of the new trends.


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Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. When I do find interesting tools I will keep track of them using my Delicious account. This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. 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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum

Learning Visions

Monday, February 04, 2008 The Big Question: Instructional Design as a Spectrum The Learning Circuits Big Question this month: Instructional Design - If, When and How Much? My response here is not so much an answer to this question, but rather, further musings on this endless topic that Ive been rambling on about of late. The question (particularly in the realm of the medical example) has to do with scope. Perhaps it is a question of scope for IDs?

Design Day and the ASTD Big Question for July

Kapp Notes

Around the same time, the ASTD Learning Circuits Blog had the July "Big Question" which was "Choosing Tools" which is actually a series of questions: How does the eLearning design process need to change to accommodate such a wide variety of tools? So now that I established that point, the next question is "Can certain attributes of different media be leverage for learning?"

April Big Question - Content Vendor Value

Tony Karrer

Since I'm likely not going to be blogging for about a week starting Friday, I thought I'd get an early jump on this month's Big Question from LCB - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do? There's really a lot at stake in this question in that it goes far beyond the question. One of the most important questions is: What's the added value provided by content providers over alternative information sources?

2009 Top Posts and Topics: Kapp Notes

Kapp Notes

The ASTD Big question this month is an annual question: What did you learn about learning in 2009? So one of the tasks I will do to answer this question is to see what posts were the Best of 2009 from several different sources. With my new book about Learning in 3D about to be released, I am always looking for new virtual 3D environments and worlds and wanted to keep track of ones that I have found with more a business focus.

List to Learn, Learn to List

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Big Question is, again, a series of questions. Apparently one BIG question is not enough for the learning and development community. One place to track and organize my thoughts. We aim to exceed expectations. If you have a to-learn list and are willing to share, and willing to share how you work with that list, that would likely be helpful information. I constantly have a "to-learn" list.

Different Ways to Assess Learners Online

B Online Learning

Most of us have included quizzes or other tests in our online modules as this is a convenient way to track knowledge especially via an LMS. Before I decide on an assessment strategy, I always ask myself the ‘bigquestions during the […]. There are many different ways to assess your learners in an online setting.

Do we really need to design differently for the so called "Digital Natives"?

Kapp Notes

This month, I worked with Tony Karrer to help create the ASTD Big Question (which always seems to be multiple questions under one big theme.) The main question is Learning design differences for Digital Natives? Getting back to a more scholarly approach.The sub-questions for this month's big question are: Do you believe that we have to design, develop and deliver instruction differently for the so-called Digital Natives?

Blogs, Community and Discussion Tracking - What's Really Needed

Tony Karrer

I received some great questions from Christy Tucker in reference to my recent post Types of Blog Discussions I have started using CoComment based on your mention of it a while back. Having the comment threads in Google Reader with everything else makes it much easier for me to keep track of. And you know I love good questions ( Continuing Thoughts on Questions , What Questions Should We be Asking? Better Questions for Learning Professionals ).

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

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?” Everything from project management, writing, voice recording, designing graphics, developing the eLearning interface, publishing to SCORM for use on an LMS, and finally course tracking and analysis through reporting.

Sell Online Courses in Bulk with Multiple Seats


Behind this article lies one big question: Who purchases an online course that is intended to be used by more than one person? Keep Track of Progress Reports.

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Learning Data: The real definition and how you can prove business impact


If you’re like most learning organizations, you’re currently tracking metrics such as: Online course completions. Now the big question is…How? Yes, you should still track course completions, seat times and survey results—but only when necessary. Rather than tracking just for the sake of tracking, you can design an experience built to provide relevant data that will improve your impact and increase the value of learning in your organization.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Geek Alert! Positively Giddy that Firefox 3 RC1

Mark Oehlert

That means that a release date for the final FF3 of June seems on track. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The New iPhone May Feel You Back | Main | Mobility Means Your Desktop.even in Linux » May 14, 2008 Geek Alert! Positively Giddy that Firefox 3 RC1 So yeah, huge geek alert. "Release Candidate 1" for Firefox 3 is supposed to ship in late May. Why should you care? Do you use a browser? There ya go then.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Audiko - Create Free Ringtones - even for the iPhone

Mark Oehlert

Audiko simply layers the entire track on one timeline, while giving you amagnified area for each minute of the song to manipulate up to a40-second ringtone from the segment of your choice. Owning a dating site I get asked a lot of questions, even about ringtones if you can believe it. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Single-Site Browsers: Interesting Design Development or Battle for the Desktop?

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?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Mindmapping Mindmaps by Using a Mindmap (and additional aliterations)

Mark Oehlert

I am trying to create kind a "radar" for me to track some the various tech pieces that I am working on. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Clay Shirky, Andrew Keen and the Luddites | Main | The Tool Kit Edition » August 12, 2007 Mindmapping Mindmaps by Using a Mindmap (and additional aliterations) So here is a little experiment.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Here at ASTD.first session reviews.Ruth Clark and Tony Karrer.

Mark Oehlert

served this year as one of the co-chairs for the e-learning track at ASTD. know this is also a question of revenue so lets apply some creative thought to this and do a little planet saving along the way. There is also a huge international presence and I want to send a big American shout out to my new buddy, Michal Zaborek from House of Skills in Poland –I hope you take that love of baseball all the way back to Poland!

Your LMS criteria can make or break your buying process – here’s how to win


Before you start writing your wish list, you have to ask yourself and your organization the right questions to land on the LMS that makes the most sense for your business’s goals, struggles, and desired future. Tackle the big questions about your learning strategy.

Top 5 Strategies for Creating Sales Content that Closes Deals


In addition, product marketing can write talk tracks and other pieces of knowledge to accompany the content and ensure that each new piece is deployed properly. The big question is: why? B2B sales have changed—perhaps forever.

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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.

Close the Sale With Quality Content


Your salespeople can spend months learning the ins and outs of your products and services, and still be stumped by a well-placed question. The right content should be an all-purpose resource for your sales team, allowing them to prepare before the dialogue begins, as well as use the resource to answer questions that come up during the conversation. This makes it easier for your team to track down specific answers when they need them the most.

Choosing Mobile Learning Solutions Using Standards

JCA Solutions

The Big Question. The big challenge is answering the question, “ Does learning occur if no one recorded it? With a wider variety of ways we could deliver learning experiences, combined with the desire to support and track performance, things had to change. One of the big challenges is that you can’t always depend on mobile devices having continuous internet connection. That could lead to some SCORM tracking issues.

102 Questions

The Learning Circuits

Just to be sure, it's [link] m/bigquestions and the list is now 112 questions long. Since I'm not tracking comments this month for The Big Question, I thought I'd do something that I hope will be valuable. I've aggregated all of the questions that have been proposed in the participating blogs. You can find the list, which at the moment stands at 102 questions, on the LCB Discussion Wiki on the Big Questions page.

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SCORM Implementation For Blackberry

Upside Learning

We used Google Gears API to store the tracking information of the user. Google Gears API provides ability to create database/tables which greatly simplify storing of tracking data. To sync tracking data back to online LMS, you can use normal browser based method or you can use JavaScript extension built in Java. Related posts: SCORM Implementation For Mobile Devices Eight Tips for LMS Implementation The Big Question – What I Learned About Learning in 2009.


Learning out loud

Clark Quinn

In an article I was reading, they mentioned how Patagonia was tracking the environmental footprint of some of their products. One of the Big Questions was Should All Learning Professionals Blog , and I replied. The point they made, however, was that doing this was part of their ongoing experimentation/research that they were publicizing to get others to join in towards making this a more sustainable world (my inference).

eLearning Cyclops: New eBook from the eLearning Guild - "58 Tips.

eLearning Cyclops

However, I am making it a point to get back on track with writing new posts. One More Thing to Add - Big Question #LCBQ. My Big Question Response - Predictions for My 2011. It's The Big Question #LCBQ. Questions I No Longer Ask. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy. Monday, April 9, 2012.

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. With this we will see a big shift in the way we see assessments. I can only wonder at the pace of change of technology that the world has seen in last decade.

Boomerang Employees: A Smart Hiring Trend or a Bad Idea?


A study conducted by Workplace Trends suggests that boomerang employees may have an inside track when it comes to the selection process. The big question is whether boomerang employees are looking for an interim job opportunity or a long-term career move.

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To-Learn Lists

Clark Quinn

This month’s Learning Circuit’s Big Question is on: To-Learn Lists. It appears that most of us (as is the case with me) don't keep a formal / tracked to learn list. The results this far have been really interesting to me. Rather its an informal, ever changing list. It is impossibly long and things naturally fall off the bottom.

How to Start an Online Consultation Marketplace Business


A consultant may be as big as McKinsey & Company, which is a global management consulting firm, or it could be as small as an SEO service company. The online consultation software can track and manage transactions and offer a detailed audit of earnings and payables within any time frame.

The comprehensive 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? This way, your people don’t get bogged down with keeping track of 17 different passwords.

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Will Crypto-Currencies replace Cash?

Your Training Edge

In view of such cases, now occurring frequently, the question whether the crypto currency is going to replace cash, has become a big questions. What would be the impacts and how it is going to affect the financial sector in particular, are other after-questions. Though digital currency is on a growth and popularity track, irrespective all of its different problems, there remains a psychological security in the currency held in one’s hand.

Is training personalization feasible in corporate learning?


Algorithms track every post that you ‘like’ or comment and fill your feed with posts (or ads) that you would most likely engage in. However, the big question in today’s corporate learning circles would be: “Is it even feasible in a corporate setting?”. Having defined what PL is, we now go back to the big question. “Is The cost alone of having specific personnel running the program can definitely put a big strain on company resources.

What is an LRS?


The main difference between these two systems is the LRS is primarily in place to track and store xAPI statements whereas the LMS, in addition to managing all your learning needs, tracks and reports the statements through its own native reporting. For example, with LearnUpon’s learning management system it’s possible to store, track and report xAPI statements without the need for a Learning Record Store. It’s big data for eLearning.

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What is Prescriptive Analytics and Why Should You Care?

Talented Learning

This begs several questions: How do descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics differ? Sometimes we just want to know if our business financials are on-track.

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? This way, your people don’t get bogged down with keeping track of 17 different passwords.

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COVID-19 and training – the impact and opportunities (Research)


Find out how confident your team feels about shifting to digital – what are their big questions and concerns? They recognize the benefits it brings from better tracking of training to cost efficiencies and scale.