Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

& Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist. He established his interest in interactive media as Director, Training and Creative Services for American Express in EMEA. Learnnovators: You say it is important to ‘keep a balance between the synchronous and the asynchronous’. Balancing synchronous and asynchronous elements is just one of the considerations in blending. The tools are familiar for a consultant.

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Is Your Measuring Stick Allowing You To Manage For The Better.

Dashe & Thomson

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

As the Senior Partner of Bob Little Press & PR , you have been providing business-to-business public relations (PR) services to many organizations in the ‘learning’ and ‘learning technologies’ industry for years. Moreover, their access to today’s technology means that they think they don’t need an external PR consultant to help them. They can manipulate their accounts to show that in-house PR costs very little when compared with employing an external PR consultant.

Learning Tools, Like Good Wine, Need to Mature

CLO Magazine

By the early 2000s, employers learned that online learning wasn’t so cost effective after all, and a fully synchronous course isn’t that cheap to build. There is definitely a place for self-service learning, but there’s a huge and growing market for in-person learning, too.

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Adobe Captivate: Adding Video to the TOC

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

Select Multi-Slide Synchronized Video and then Browse for the video you'd like to include on the TOC. We've got you covered with an  awesome collection of full-day courses, 3-hour mini courses, and mentoring/consulting services. by Kevin Siegel      I've been getting more and more requests from both students attending our  online Captivate classes and eLearning development customers  to add videos to the Captivate TOC.

Adobe Captivate: Six Ways to Use Voiceover Scripts

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  And if you have accurately divided the script into phrases as shown above, it will automatically be synchronized with the audio. Look for our hourly consulting service.

4 Ways to Tweak your eLearning for Extended Audiences

TalentLMS

In order to improve the online learning experience of the worldwide audience, elevate the role of a facilitator from the course mentor, to a guide and consultant. This frees up the facilitator role for providing quality feedback and reflection services.

Twelve Ways to Add Value to Open Source LMS Systems

Vikas Joshi on Interactive Learning

So, when I sat down to talk with Dr Asheesh Choksi, technology consultant and architect, about Moodle, he gave me a 12-point program to add value to Moodle - which was quite an eye opener. The learner should download the course, go and learn in offline mode, take tests and synchronize the results when net is connected back. For better streaming experience third party integration with services like YouTube, Kaltura and so on.

5 Reasons Why Hiring a CA firm in Gurgaon is a Smart Business Move

Learnloft

A CA Firm is opened by a qualified chartered accountant or in the partnership of who generally undertakes the activities involving auditing, accounting, business advisory, tax consulting, management consulting, corporate advisory, etc.

Project Teams – Coordinating or Collaborating?

Integrated Learnings

Coordination is not a bad thing, and it does include people working together and talking and synchronizing. The client puts forth little effort to listen to the designer as a consultant with expertise in learning. The designer listens to the client’s needs, but the difference includes the client trusting the designer’s expertise in adult learning, and respecting the designer as a true consultant with expertise in learning. Integrated Learning Services, Inc.

Digital Video: 10 Ways to Experience Modern Learning Live and On-Demand

Talented Learning

These tools can facilitate dynamic, real-time synchronous interactions and live video communication within the context of a class or asynchronously through discussion boards and email pathways. 9) Translation Services.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." This tool would make our web-based training and consulting work worlds better with more opportunities for engagement and collaboration online.

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Moving from Teacher to Facilitator | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Tips for facilitating Here are a few tips you can use in a physical classroom, during synchronous online sessions, and even (with a little adaptation) with asynchronous applications: Begin by asking questions.

How to Quickly Train Your Team?

Enyota Learning

The sales, insurance, hospitality, and field services roles are all out on the road or dispersed across different locations. In such situations, faster learning must be generated, so employees can get back to servicing customers as soon as possible.

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The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Because of the vast range of services we provide as a management consulting firm, we’re something different to every client. Some see us as instructional designers, some as technical writers, others as change management consultants, and still others as a supplemental staffing agency.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

In the article she gives some scary statistics: Our recent study showed that 30 percent of US companies spent money on informal learning tools or services in 2010. Among industries, a greater number of technology companies and business services/consulting firms spent money on these tools.

5 Must-Have LMS Integrations for Commercial Training Companies

Talented Learning

As a learning technology analyst and consultant, I’ve been asked that question more than a few times. Sending training completion and certification data to the CRM for synchronized partner/customer status and profiles.

Reflections on 15 years

Clark Quinn

This was pretty much the period in which I’d returned to the US and took up with what was kind of a startup and led to my life as a consultant. These capabilities are improved by transcending proximity and synchronicity. Consider an L&D unit that is responsible for facilitating the interactions that are leading to new solutions, new products and services, and better relationships with customers.

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5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS 5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base by Paul on September 22, 2010 in customer service , sales A key driver of your company’s value is the aggregate value of your customer base.

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How an Extended Enterprise LMS Can Help You Train Multiple Audiences

SkyPrep

Educating your partners on your products or services will help them to better sell your offering to drive revenue for your organization. Extended enterprise training refers to the training of external business partners that contribute to the success of the business, such as customers and partners, specifically vendors, resellers, and consultants. Most organizations have different types of audiences that extend outside of the business, known as an extended enterprise.

5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base | Social.

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS 5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Customer Base by Paul on September 22, 2010 in customer service , sales A key driver of your company’s value is the aggregate value of your customer base.

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Re-evaluating Evaluation | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In my role as Vice President of Client and Staffing Services, I know that training may not always be the answer.

Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

The applications everyone from Wired to the Wall Street Journal are talking about are altering the way we interact with each other, the way we purchase goods and services, and the way we learn.

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The Top 5 Things EVERY Training Program Must Have

Coreaxis

Use your performance consultation skills to conduct a thorough analysis of the situation. Whether you develop synchronous classroom-based training or a high-end virtual reality training course leveraging job simulations, your content should engage a learner in a variety of ways.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." This tool would make our web-based training and consulting work worlds better with more opportunities for engagement and collaboration online.

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Organizational Change Management Cited – Again – as Key.

Dashe & Thomson

In a recent post, he cites a recent poll by Panorama Consulting , in which IT executives are asked about the “deadliest sin” of ERP implementations.

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

Social Business means that every department, from HR to marketing to product development to customer service to sales, uses social media the way it uses any other tool and channel to do its job. IMHO, it is a synchronous activity.

The Power of Your Network | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Power of Your Network by Michael on February 9, 2011 in customer service , marketing , sales , social learning Whether it is building our LinkedIn Contacts or Followers on Twitter, gathering Friends on Facebook or Yammering with our fellow work teams, the buzz of “networking” is always present. Networking comes naturally for some people, but not-so-much for others. So big deal, you say. Why is networking so important anyway? From a personal perspective, networking builds new relationships through which you can share information, answer questions, and make new connections. People in your network become the portals to knowledge, opportunity, and information you might not find on your own. From the business perspective, however, networking isn’t only helpful, it is mandatory. Business networking not only brings new business and new talent, but it supports collaboration – whether it’s collaborating with internal team members or making connections outside of the organization. Once you’ve established a business connection, you’ve set the foundation for sharing a multitude of resources ranging from best practices to collaborating on joint ventures and projects. Your business networks can be your most valuable resources! So how do you build your network? Start meeting more people. In Malcom Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point , Gladwell introduces several influential personality types, one of which is the Connector – an individual who knows large numbers of people and is in the habit of making introductions. These people hold the secret to effective networking – it’s not all about you ; it’s about all of you. Having a network of diverse people in a variety of environments gives you more opportunities to leverage the power of your network and the power of the people in it. Helpful Tips for “Natural” Networkers Try strengthening your existing network by making more connections. Ask people to introduce you to more people, and seek to find common ground in each new relationship you find. Keep contact information updated – yours and those in your network. Alert people when you change your contact information, and be sure to keep your contacts current. Make it as easy for them to find you as it is for you to find them. Continue to grow and develop your network along with your own personal growth and development. Reach out to your network and let them support you. Think of your network as your own personal cheering section! Helpful Tips for “Growing” Networkers Try attending more events, which forces you to meet new people. Make a point to meet at least three new people at every event or function you attend. When you meet someone for the first time, exchange business cards or contact information, and send them a quick “nice to meet you” note as soon as possible. This is not only a polite gesture, but it establishes a more permanent way to contact each other (i.e. Outlook, address book, contact list). Stay connected to your Connectors! They will remain a valuable resource for you as you build and expand your own personal network. What are some ways in which you build and support your network? What are your favorite tips and tools? Blog this! 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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex.

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Free e-Learning books

eFront

Rops, CAE / President, Mickie Rops Consulting Inc. Here is a free e-learning book: [link] The eLearning Guild’s Handbook on Synchronous e-Learning Miriam Ramos-Warth November 16, 2010 6:11 AM Christoforos Online said.

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

Dashe & Thomson

Of course, the person “next to you” might just as often be consulted via email or other online tool, but it doesn’t change this fact: the amount of workplace learning done in formal training sessions is a tiny fraction of of the learning that takes place one-on-one, between coworkers.

Make Learning An Experience. Blend It! | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Make Learning An Experience. Blend It!

Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In? | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

In my role as Vice President of Client and Staffing Services, I know that training may not always be the answer. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Accelerated Learning: Where Does It Fit In?

The power of Voice in online classrooms

E-Learning Acupuncture

Of course, you have several challenges: The students are geographically distributed and, therefore, using an audio-enabled online synchronous presentation room (such as Elluminate Live!) Consider this scenario.

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Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career

Dashe & Thomson

Before you commit to delivering a project based on these ratios (or buying services from someone based on them), it is useful to keep a few things in mind about eLearning Development Ratios: 1. The subject matter – teaching consultants how to configure ERP software – was unusually complex.

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