360 Degree Videos: The New Shiny Toy in Corporate Training

CommLab India

With its immense possibilities to provide a very immersive and engaging learning experience – at a very low cost, organizations have started using this technology to provide very successful training. .

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Family and household management

Obsidian Learning

Program Manager Adam Lowry, father to two small children, gives us a window into how he and his wife are managing to balance family and work commitments. We’ve also spread the kids’ toys around the house into a few different rooms to try and at least give the impression of a change of scenery.

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Improving Performance in the Workplace

Web Courseworks

Whether it’s a hospital, a factory creating toys for children, or even fast food franchises, PI is needed everywhere. NICHE – NICHE is a performance improvement program that focuses on the level of the organization rather than the level of the individual.

Capytech, GO1.com form strong alliance


The platform is used by organisations of all sizes including global toy and board game giant Hasbro, Japanese carmaker Suzuki, car rental provider Thrifty and government agencies. Let’s say you want to implement an induction program for your sales staff.

Tool of the month: interactive video

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

H5P H5P is an open source program that you can use for free. Cost: 10 videos and 100 viewers for free. Interesting because: it is a very easy program. It is very similar to video editing programs such as Imovie or Windows Moviemaker.

When Technology is your Friend: Regaining Control of your Content

Challenge to Learn

Pick easy, user-friendly tools (ideally, tools that require no training) and adopt one new "toy" at a time. My love of technology and willingness to try new tools allowed me to create a delightfully fluid environment for the master’s program I coordinate.

Thank You for Sharing: The Next Generation of Extended Enterprise Learning


Back in the day, we were all taught to share, whether it was a new toy, afterschool TV time, or the last piece of cake. Successfully upskilling your customers, partners, and distributors is linked to increased revenue and decreased costs, according to a Brandon Hall Group survey on the topic.

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring


Building a culture where employees can ask questions of peers and mentors, tackle tasks beyond current skill levels, and take ownership of new knowledge or skill development will incentivize “higher employee productivity, higher customer satisfaction, and cost competitiveness.”. The growing methods in mentoring accessibility and program formats provide immediate options for improved talent development. It’s time to stabilize and sustain these programs.

With a little help from our friends: the services we use to build our business


It worked fine but started getting too costly. We opted for S3 due to its combination of low cost, security and flexibility. S3 and Cloudfront are not that easy to work with, compared to Rackspace’s Cloud Files solution, but they are much more flexible and cost-effective.

Josh Bersin, global industry analyst, on how Immersive Learning is poised to disrupt L&D


We’ve got all this stuff we’ve thrown at people at work — the HR programs, the training programs, the onboarding programs — and they can’t absorb it all. I’ve been through a lot of training programs, and I don’t remember any of the other ones.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: As eLearning Ripens on The Vine

Learning Visions

So as designers, we – (and by this, I mean I) – need to be better prepared to create more complex training programs. As to grad school -- that's just something I toy with when feeling insecure.

A Look at Learning’s Future

CLO Magazine

” Many see an opportunity as learning and development must “deliver smarter, more cost-effective learning transfer, not just learning programs.” A strong competency program has overarching benefits.

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Online Educa Berlin 2014 Conference Review #OEB14

eLearning 24-7

Although huge kudos to Brightcove for having stuffed mini teddy bears and moose toys. Able to talk into the computer and thus program and have it tie into the correct pronunciations. Option to have one on one coaching/tutor sessions via the product (this is an extra cost).

How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant


A good example of this specific messaging would be, “My program is for busy, homeschooling moms with more than two kids who are also living in a rural area.”. And that’s cool too, if you want to do that, but for a business owner to be like what kind of program style is it?

How Video-Based Learning Impacts the Future of Corporate Training

Obsidian Learning

It’s action figure reviews posted by their ten-year-old’s favorite toy reviewer (who is also ten). Any of these types of video can be used as stand-alone pieces and/or incorporated in larger programs. In the minds of learners, the future of corporate training is already here.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

And highly capable tablets and eBook readers now occupy prime real estate in many of our briefcases and messenger bags and likely sit atop everyone else’s tech toy wish list.

Marketing Automation and Learning Content Personalization for Course Creators with Spencer Forman from WP Automation Lab


Creating a unique and personalized experience for your prospects is important to keep them engaged with your program and increases the likelihood they will convert into a paying customer. Again, it cost dollars a month.

From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

Learning with 'e's

It''s a mishmash of edtech, 80s pop culture, animated GIFs, retro toys, ds106 art, and all things cinema. program was trial by fire, or was it purity by fire? Recently on this blog I featured an interview with Martin Weller , one of the keynote speakers for EDEN 2015.

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