Fri.Mar 30, 2012

The Benefits of Online Learning

Mindflash

E-Learning Solutions Allow Workers to Access Training Materials from Anywhere, at Any Time.

Resources: How to Design and Facilitate a Virtual Classroom (webinar)

e-Learning Academy

Looking for cost effective and agile ways to train staff? Then virtual classroom (VC) may be the answer you are looking for (other terms for VC include webinar and web conferencing). At first, virtual classroom can seem a little daunting to design and facilitate. A virtual classroom train-the-trainer workshop is a great way to build [.]. Design E-Learning tutorial Video Virtual classroom

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Is the cloud hastening the demise of the LMS?

Xyleme

LEARNING REACHES TO THE CLOUD. The IMS Global Learning Consortium has announced the release latest version of the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability Specification – Version 1.1. This specification provides a way for courses running in IMS-conformant Learning Management systems to securely access remote content, tools and services, and receive back user’s results. This is a big change, and a welcome one.

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Training Stats Don’t Mean SQUAT Without This

LearnDash

Measuring training effectiveness is a necessary component of any training implementation, but there is one things that absolutely cannot be forgotten if you plan on reporting metrics on your training initiative. Surprisingly, this step is often skipped on many training programs.

How to Select an LMS for Customer Training

Finding an LMS suitable for customer training can be tough. Check out our guide to learn about some key considerations for selecting a customer education platform.

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Terrors of Taxonomy

Living in Learning

I wish I had a nickel for every time I read a post on one of my networking groups where someone asks what features they should be sure to get on their LMS. Having been down that path multiple times, I can say the chances of finding one with the “best features” are really good, because most LMSs I’ve seen have all of them.

In Retail, a Compelling Case for More Employee Training

Mindflash

Retail companies have typically responded to the economic recession by cutting staffing and training departments in order to keep prices low. But in an interesting new piece in the New Yorker , James Surowiecki argues that having more and better-trained workers is a smarter strategy for retailers.

Working Smarter, March 2012

Jay Cross

March 1, 2012 to March 30, 2012. Working Smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0

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What is the Impact of Culture on Learning?

Bottom-Line Performance

We have been working on a few projects lately that need to work for students across the globe, and it begs the question: what impact does culture have on learning preferences? My disclaimer for this post is that I’m not advocating that we teach to “learning styles.”

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Learning Professionals and Their Roles as Curators

ATD Learning Technologies

Over the past two weeks, we've looked at Filtering: A Challenge and Responsibility for Learning Professionals , and Curation: A Core Competency for Learning Professionals. In this closing post in my Learning Circuits series, I want to dig into curation in greater detail, describing what role technology plays in the curation workflow, and what it looks like for learning. Click here to read full version