PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity!

Visual Lounge

Nothing confounds a teacher more than having 5 consecutive students ask the same question, “Miss, what are we supposed to be doing?” It’s one of those questions that could induce even the most seasoned among us to throw their hands up and say “nevermind – back to worksheets!”

Online Learning and Higher Education: A Sleeping Giant Awakens

Absorb LMS

Shortly after the dot-com bubble burst in 2000, sending the tech-heavy NASDAQ stock exchange plummeting, I interviewed a director of learning and development at one of the major semiconductor companies. The result is growing student resistance to higher tuition fees.

Trending Sources

It’s Not Just the Money: The True Cost of High Staff Turnover

GoConqr

The cost of a poor employee retention rate can be measured in hard currency, but the true cost goes far beyond that. When it comes to staff retention, the statistics support a simple truth: the older your workforce, the longer they’re likely to remain at your company.

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Online Learning in Education

eLearning 24-7

In 1993, Jones International made its debut on the internet. The first 100% online university. In 1999, Jones International became the first online university in the U.S. to be accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. By 1999, other online universities were on the scene including the University of Phoenix and Western Governors University which was a consortium of small colleges in the rocky mountain area.

5 Reasons Why an Extended Enterprise LMS is Right for Your Business

Web Courseworks

This week, Managing eLearning features a guest post by Lauren Gray at Web Courseworks. Colleges, universities, school districts, and schools use LMSs to deliver online courses and augment on-campus courses. Why train your Extended Enterprise audiences?

What is an LMS?

ProProfs

A learning management system (LMS) is a software platform which allows any business to document, administer, track and report training or educational courses. An LMS is designed to help make delivery and management of training programs easy and hassle free experience.

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Use of E-Learning in Hospital Training

ProProfs

Elearning is a convenient and flexible way of improving performance and productivity across varied industries. The benefits are innumerable. It personalizes the training experience and allows timely feedback while being cost effective at the same time.

E-Learning Innovative Products – They are Out There

eLearning 24-7

I especially love it when it happens in the e-learning industry. Innovators and Risk Takers – emerging technology integrated, new ideas, pushing the envelope in what is possible in e-learning/social learning/m-learning, coming up with something that has never been done before – risk takers. Steady as it Goes – with updates and new features – occasionally new innovations, but go to the next level.whoa, whoa. E-Learning 24/7.

Competition Finalist 1: John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime Uni. Case Study

eFront

The John B. In addition, the University encompasses a wide array of centers and programs, libraries, museums, administrative support offices and a training center that supports continuing training and education programs. Approximately 11,000 students attend the University. The Situation. The Solution. The technical requirements of solution are straightforward, which means that the solution can be rapidly implemented. Lessons Learned.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Do you have a training or information need that could benefit from a social media strategy? Understanding the universe of options can help you match your need to the best approach. The forward thinking folks at Dimdim created an application that is completely in the cloud.

Odessa College Builds Student Success with TechSmith Relay

Visual Lounge

Incorporating blended learning technology throughout an entire college campus can be difficult if you don’t have the right tools, resources, and buy-in to help along the way. Can’t see the video? Campus-Wide Training.

How Workforce Dynamics is Changing Fundamentally and How You Can Be Ready

Mindflash

The day is not too far when the concept of a company campus or an office where everyone comes in to work and leaves during highly overlapping hours becomes a thing of the past. The criticality and benefits of training to a company’s success and business results is a well-covered topic. Why do we believe that LMS will be the most common way to train in the not-so-far-away future? Local storage costs for training content.

The future of learning

Learning with e's

The Future of Learning View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. What is the future of education? 80 per cent or so of the learning that most of us engage in is of an informal nature. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

A Conversation with Andrew Hughes

Kapp Notes

Working in the space of 3D virtual immersive environments (VIE) is a small, but dedicated group of people who are creating some really wonderful and powerful learning. The other day I had a chance to virtually catch up with Andrew Hughes who is the president of Designing Digitally, Inc.

Interview with Corinne Sowar: Effective Employee Onboarding

TalentLMS

Today for the first time we have an interview for you. Corinne is a manager and responsible for eLearning and training at Safeway Inc. John: Corinne, you are a manager and responsible for eLearning and training at Safeway Inc. I enjoyed answering the questions!

MOOCs: Hype or a Revolution for Corporate Trainers?

Trivantis

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) became popular around 2011 – 2012. The Washington Post praised them as a way to provide “elite education for the masses.” In the Google Trends graphs below, he shows stalled search traffic for two well-known MOOCs.

Gen Y and the Incredible Shrinking Office

Mindflash

The median age will drop, the average wardrobe alter and, with team-happy young people filling the cubicles , the place may be a bit chattier, but these are all relatively cosmetic shifts. Are there any more fundamental ways that Gen Y is changing the office?

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

Then I heard that, in the midst of the great recession, they intended to spend as much as three hundred million dollars in constructing their center. I harkened back to stays at other facilities devoted to the development of leaders. The water feature—in the lobby.

How to Make Video: Before Starting Your First Video, Part 2

Visual Lounge

This is part 2 of a series about how to make a video, which covers the basics of what to do before you begin production on a video. Make a Plan: Don’t Pick Up the Camera First. As learning professionals, this shouldn’t be a surprise recommendation.

Deloitte University— What were they thinking?

Allison Rossett

Then I heard that, in the midst of the great recession, they intended to spend as much as three hundred million dollars in constructing their center. I harkened back to stays at other facilities devoted to the development of leaders. I also worked at the Merrill Lynch retreat center, originally created to house their development efforts and converted to provide New Jersey conference space to one and all. On April 19, 2012 I visited the Deloitte University campus.

Use Learning to Motivate, Engage Employees

CLO Magazine

See how one retailer builds a workforce from within and provides employees with tools to grow and learn. Corporate America needs a skilled workforce to meet the needs of an increasingly complex and global economy. This program is opening the door for all employees, whether full- or part-time, to advance their education by taking courses toward either certificate programs or a range of degree programs up to and including the pursuit of a doctorate at some schools.

Value of Investment (VOI) vs. Return on Investment

Kapp Notes

Perhaps the constant effort to find the ROI of higher education or even training programs is mis-placed, should we be asking ourselves if an alternative exists? As the competitive landscape of higher education shifts and the training industry changes, using a measurement like Return On Investment (ROI) as the only guide for evaluating information technology investments like an LMS or an audience response system is a mistake.

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My commencement address for the workforce learning class of 2012

The Learning Circuits

I am soon entering or have recently entered the field. Let’s pretend that somebody asked me to deliver a commencement speech in response to that question, preferably on a lush, ivy covered campus, near amiable watering holes. Thank you for inviting me to share this wonderful occasion with the workforce learning graduates of 2012. After years of clamoring for a seat at the table, C-levels are increasingly intrigued by what we can do for them. Same for the USPS.

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2015 LMS Rakings for K-12, HE and Report Criteria

eLearning 24-7

In Berlin, that is, preparing for the Online Educa Berlin Conference, kicking off on Wednesday. Countries showing off their latest e-learning (often under the words – distance learning , which should be booted as a term), and vendors showing their products, making their pitches and eating their food in their booth. Okay, with the dogs snoring, I have challenges. Please be aware that the criteria section is pretty extensive.

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Breakthrough eLearning: Compliance Training: Going Through the Motions

Breakthrough eLearning

There is a raft of health and safety, environmental, human rights, privacy, and financial reporting guidelines that must be adhered to, and training is seen (and often legislated) as a key component to remain "in compliance." New employees can be trained before they begin their jobs.

Breakthrough eLearning: How to Grow Your eLearning Business

Breakthrough eLearning

And this is even true of many organizations that have learning as a central mandate (e.g. universities, colleges, professional associations, sector-specific training organizations, etc.). I know it is possible to ramp up an eLearning program quickly.

Breakthrough eLearning: Harvesting Your SMEs Brain

Breakthrough eLearning

My job is to "harvest" the SMEs brain in their area of expertise and to translate this into an effective eLearning experience for a targeted group of learners. Working with SMEs on eLearning projects can be challenging. Whats to be done to avoid the SME bottleneck?

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Breakthrough eLearning: Making the Connection

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Thursday, September 07, 2006 Making the Connection I recently came across a refreshingly frank article by David Maister titled "Why (Most) Training is Useless." eLearning is the starting point).

Hot Topics in eLearning for 2009

eLearning Learning Posts

One of the really cool things about eLearning Learning and Browse My Stuff is the ability of the system to determine hot topics or trends based on the content that is being brought together in topic hubs. Using the system, I found that the top hot topics in eLearning for 2009. I would be very curious to hear thoughts on topics that you feel were big discussion points around eLearning that are not listed below.

Breakthrough eLearning: Budget Blues: Get it Right the First Time

Breakthrough eLearning

A key challenge is that they may have not completed any significant eLearning to date, and therefore are a bit in the dark on how to go about budgeting. eLearning differs from face-to-face learning in that it is new and therefore involves new fixed costs.

Description of 3DTLC Conference Program

Kapp Notes

In April I will be facilitating a panel at the 3D Training, Learning and Collaboration Conference. You can check out a quick overview of the conference in this video created by the host of the conference (and the co-author of the Learning in 3D book) Tony O'Driscoll.

Learning In Practice Awards 2013

CLO Magazine

The 10th annual Chief Learning Officer Learning In Practice Awards recognized learning leaders, vendors and organizations that have made a substantive and measurable change in business, vision, strategic alignment or leadership. Senior learning leaders received awards in seven categories that had two divisions: Division 1 for companies with more than 10,000 employees and Division 2 for companies with fewer than 10,000 employees. HCL Technologies saved $18.7

35 Top eLearning Articles and 6 Hot Topics for March

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. Once again, I found myself falling behind in getting through all the great eLearning content that gets brought together by eLearning Learning. And I was happy to see that my Twitter for Learning post got the top spot for the second half of the month. Adoption - trainingwreck , March 25, 2010 There is a dilemma that exists in the 90-9-1 phenomenon. The links are swf (Flash) files.

Top 70 eLearning Articles - Hot Topics: iPad Adobe Captivate - July 2010

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The following are the top items based on social signals. Educational Games for the Classroom - Kapp Notes , July 19, 2010 Here is a list of educational games that can be used to teach kids during the school year or over the summer break.

Breakthrough eLearning: The 70 / 30 Rule?

Breakthrough eLearning

Breakthrough eLearning Reflections on how to break through some of the barriers that prevent the achievement of excellence in eLearning.The 5-E Framework: Establish Value / Effect Change / Engage Stakeholders & Learners / Experiment / Evaluate Results Friday, May 26, 2006 The 70 / 30 Rule?

Social Media Marketing: Putting The Pieces Together

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

I've been a devoted Facebook member since the first year it made its way out of Harvard and into most college campuses. Somewhere along the line I'd convinced myself that I was a social networking whiz. Last week I attended Mary Gillen's two-day, online Social Media Marketing class. The angles I had not even considered, the tips I had no clue about, the resources I'd never even heard of were staggering. by AJ George.

Breakthrough eLearning: In Search of eLearnings Magic Bullet

Breakthrough eLearning

authoring software, learning management systems, web conferencing tools, simulation builders, etc.) Go to any eLearning conference and you will see that the trade show is chock full of technology vendors. Participants eagerly troll the isles hoping to find the elusive and treasured magic bullet. The technology vendors themselves have set the agenda to a large extent and perpetuate the idea that the secret is in choosing the right technology.