Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

Dashe & Thomson

A truly excellent article by Matt Thompson, titled An Antidote for Web Overload , addresses the reasons behind Wikipedia’s increasing replacement of traditional news sites as the go-to source for breaking news items.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. Articles from Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia. Blog posts from such reputable sources as Harvard Business Review.

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How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…

Coffee and Design

Consider Wikipedia’s definition of Inert Knowledge — information which one can express but not use. Take the example of inert knowledge on Wikipedia: A learner learns the vocabulary of a foreign language to be used during an exam but, it falls inert during a real situation of communication.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. Articles from Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia. Blog posts from such reputable sources as Harvard Business Review.

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Duolingo: The Smartest Business Model in Education Technology


The Duolingo business model is for a person who wants to learn new languages like German, French, and others. A poor country where only the privileged have access to quality education, von Ahn decided to create a way for people to have access to education wherever they are. Duolingo business model: Like most online learning apps, Duolingo’s business model is a key ingredient to success. Duolingo’s business model is one of the smartest in the technology space.

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How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

The problem, though, is that it can be difficult to find high quality, informative learning content among a massive sea of choices. Articles from Wikipedia and other online encyclopedia. Blog posts from such reputable sources as Harvard Business Review.

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Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.

ID Reflections

To gain personal clarity on the role of an ID in a business setting b. BA = Business Analyst c. Comments on other blog(s) regarding qualities of an ID: Perfect Behaviour 6. The business world still glances at the role of an instructional designer with skepticism.

GM's Culture Ate Its Strategy for Breakfast

The Performance Improvement Blog

Coming out of the government bailout the company had an excellent strategy: build high quality, fuel efficient cars that meet the needs of all segments of drivers. Editors of Crain’s Detroit Business write that Barra now has “…a powerful hammer to pound away at needed culture changes.”

Building eLearning Mobile App: 7 Mistakes and Their Respective Remedies

Your Training Edge

Since mobile apps are altogether a different business in terms of learner’s interaction, communication and overall learning experience, the developers need to be extra careful about the common design mistakes that frequently occur with eLearning mobile apps.

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How to Use Augmented Reality for Technology Based Learning

Origin Learning

According to Wikipedia, “Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.”. Technology acts funny at times.

User generated content; The next trend!

Challenge to Learn

The idea is no different than Wikipedia; our internal experts create the content and the user adoption and feedback can be seen as basic quality control.”. The world of training and development in the enterprise continues to change rapidly.

Time to Think

Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

What it is doing, however, is encouraging a structure and collaborative, consistent approach across the whole business to how we work and work with each other. Appreciation : Offering genuine acknowledgement of a person’s qualities.

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Digital Participation

Your Training Edge

This digital participation, digital literacy and the faster rate with which businesses and academic institutions are becoming a part of it, would be my focus in this article. However, the quantity and quality of interactivity can differ greatly from course to course.

Do You Know About Open Badges?


An example would be Wikipedia, where only two percent of its users make up for 75% of participation. Sometimes digital badges are used to recognize high quality of work and for community approval. The Mozilla Open Badge Program is a digital program to recognize skills and achievements.

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Reinventing Organizations: From Command-And-Control to Holacracy

The Performance Improvement Blog

As an outsider and knowing only what I’ve read about the company (and what friends have said about the high quality of products and service), I am reluctant to make any judgements until the data is in on Hseih’s latest experiment with culture. Although, this might be good for the kind of agile, adaptive organization that is needed in a highly competitive, global business environment, not every employee wants or can handle this kind of responsibility and accountability.

Applications of online training: customer service


Whilst a variety of elements go into creating a successful business, customer service is center-stage and every interaction the company has with a customer can affect its bottom line. This is why it is imperative that businesses invest in quality programs.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

Profit margins are razor thin and the business landscape is more competitive than ever. As businesses, we must adapt or contract. But we stopped buying Encyclopedia Britannica years ago in favor of using Wikipedia.

70:20:10 and user generated learning: no way!

Challenge to Learn

How many people will actually start creating content, how to control quality, will there be a good return on investment? And when it does contain errors it will be corrected by their peers in sort of the same way as Wikipedia works.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Simulation – replicating real-life problem solving within a safe environment; for example, learning business acumen by working with a team to solve a typical business problem and receiving immediate feedback on their performance. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Clark Quinn

It’s often a gateway to Wikipedia, which I heavily rely on, but a number of times I find other sources that are equally valuable, such as research or practice sites that have some quality inputs. Facebook is also a way I stay in touch with friends and colleagues (those colleagues that I also consider friends; Facebook is more a personal learning tool than a business tool for me). It’s that time again: Jane Hart is running her 2016 (and 10th!)

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Pick of the Month: August 2012

Jane Hart

The month started with a survey, reported in Social Business News, that showed that Professionals spend 40% of their time in online peer communities. August is typically a quiet month, but there have been plenty of good blog posts and articles around.

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Instructional design: from “packaging” to “scaffolding”

Jane Hart

Wikipedia has a page about instructional scaffolding, too – yes, the term already exists – which includes this paragraph.

Online education puts new skills at your fingertips


Education goes beyond what you can Google or find on Wikipedia. There are a variety of websites solely dedicated to helping train beginners and helping veteran workers attain more skills to keep up at a fast-paced, technology-based business.

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IoT/ Internet of Things and Its Application


eLearning development specialists build unique solutions that encourage positive user experiences for developed educational systems to reach the goals of higher education establishments, universities, high schools, primary schools, businesses, and corporations. IoT IN BUSINESS.

Understanding Web 2.0

Integrated Learnings

has opened many doors for new businesses, as well as, new e-Learning opportunities. Wikipedia has a write up on Web 2.0 wikipedia entry first written in February of 2005 to get a better appreciation of how this terminology has morphed (somewhat) over time. And finally, knowledge centric networks like Wikipedia and other wikis use information as an impetus for social networking. Do you know the reasoning behind why the world-wide web was created?

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A Simple Checklist to Follow While Implementing Gamification

CommLab India

Wikipedia). How will gamification help you achieve your business objectives? . Apart from employing gamification for bringing in engagement and competition into training , it’s good to ask how it will help you achieve your business goals.

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Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

will increasingly have a role in all facets of modern business, and particularly modern business learning. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Because the world of technology, and for that matter the use of technology in training, is changing so rapidly, most business managers are unaware of the promising user adoption solutions coming to the forefront. Your customers deserve to be considered seriously, so does your business.”

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Gamification in Relation to User Engagement

Your Training Edge

By definition from Wikipedia ( [link] ) “Gamification is the use of game thinking and game mechanics in a non-game context in order to engage users and solve problems. Bryant’s business career has been based on his results-oriented style of empowering the individual.

4 Great tips for developing a learning culture


In today’s dynamic and very challenging business world only the organizations that are able to adapt as they grow will thrive. Nobody questions the quality of material created by L&D professionals and instructional designers with the advice of subject matter experts.

Knowledge and Learning In The News - 9/13/2006

Big Dog, Little Dog

Is Wikipedia 'knowledge' merely third party hearsay? - Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia founder, is a master communicator and salesman. The quality of the product that he touts, however, does not match the quality of his orations. Wikipedia: Maybe It's Democratic After All - Business Week. The 19 Best Elearning Blogs - Articulate. From learning theories to content design, metadata to LMSes, survey data to industry trends, these blogs have it all.

Authoritative Content: Your Not-So-Secret SEO Advantage

All Roads

How exactly does quality content affect your SEO and where you’ll rank in search results? Google’s goal is to return the highest-quality, most relevant (i.e. this end, recent algorithm updates specifically penalize sites with “thin,” low-quality content and reward sites with high-quality, trustworthy material. The BBC, Wikipedia, New York Times, and Forbes, for instance, have hundreds of thousands of links pointing back at their content.

Back to Basics – What is eLearning?

Rob Hubbard

When I want to know something, the first places I’ll look are Google, Wikipedia and YouTube. by Tess Robinson, Director, LearningAge Solutions. ‘I I absolutely loath elearning with all of my being.

The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Blog, including “Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects)” and “The $2 Whiteboard Shows Power of Peer-to-Peer Learning”, while a core curriculum of base training material is essential to spark the learning process [.]

The Ultimate Guide to Creating an Online Course in 2018


But, in case you have thought you have something to share with the world, there is a lot to concern about: – Are online courses the right type of online business for you? A Masterclass is a class given by an expert to highly talented students ( Definition by Wikipedia ).

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