Wed.Aug 03, 2011

Social Screening: How Companies Are Using Social Media To Hire & Fire Employees

Mindflash

Ever wonder how companies are using your social media profile to screen their employees? We’ve found the answers. Read on to learn just how companies are finding out everything they need to know about you through social media, and how you can ensure that you never get hired.

Adobe Captivate 5 & 5.5: Blur it Baby

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    You've captured a series of screens using Adobe Captivate. During playback, you realize that there is something on some of the slide backgrounds that you simply don't want the learner to see. Maybe you captured a sensitive URL in a browser window, or maybe there's a name or data being shown that would be a privacy violation. You can easily edit any Captivate background with a graphics program like MS Paint and erase the problem areas.

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E-Learning: An Impossible Dream?

eLearning 24-7

E-Learning (web based) has been in existence for more than 12 years, yet its impact in terms of the masses is still relatively low in comparison with other training approaches. Within the e-learning space, there has been fast adoption with social learning and with mobile learning. Yet, when you explore the training space as a whole, e-learning is still being seen as the ugly stepchild to instructional led training. This begs the question, why? Brainwashed.

PowerPoint 2010: Using the Selection Pane

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  Have you ever been working on a slide with text, images, animations and some shapes. and then "lost" something? Perhaps you overlapped two objects and couldn't see one of them?

2018 Customer Training Goals

Are your customer training goals actually achievable? Or will they be cast aside as your team gets caught up in their daily tasks? If you’re not sure, this guide can help.

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How To Brain Sync With A Subject Matter Expert

The eLearning Coach

Short of performing a science fiction mind-meld, how can you efficiently transfer content from the brain of a subject matter expert (SME) into a form you can use? In case you’re new at this, instructional designers often interview subject matter experts to access their stream of knowledge.

The Leader Effect

The Peformance Improvement

As leaders, we often don’t realize (or choose to ignore) the effect that we have on people in our organizations. Our actions and inactions almost invariably have unintended consequences.

Parrot fashion

Learning with e's

There is a story of a woman who wanted a talking bird so she went to the pet shop bought a parrot. After a few weeks, she returned to the pet shop and complained to the owner that the parrot wasn't talking. Does he have a mirror?' asked the shop owner, 'parrots love mirrors.

Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems

G-Cube

We recently did a research on free virtual classroom systems available in the market to meet a customer need for whom we had developed VILT content. Here is our comparative analysis that you may want to use to select the tool which best suits your requirements –. VCR Comparison.

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.

AppFusion: Google+ Equals? by Terrence Wing

Learning Solutions Magazine

Google+ has generated a great deal of interest in the past month, even though it is not officially “public.” Early adopters are busy figuring out how to use its social features in eLearning, as a Personal Learning Environment (PLE), and elsewhere.

Another Element of Overall Training: Joining Professional Associations

Mindflash

Last week, I renewed my annual membership to the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and got to thinking why I joined in the first place, and why I continue to participate.

Job 8

C-L-A-S-S-I-C

Spark Your Interest

Image via Wikipedia. In just under a week, I’m heading on a trip to France for nearly a month, and I feel very privileged to be able to do so.

The Debt Ceiling Deal: What Budget Negotiation Shouldn’t Look Like

CLO Magazine

The finally resolved U.S. debt ceiling deal gave us all a look at what, at least in part, was a budget negotiation of grand proportions. Obviously no CLO will ever find himself involved in a negotiation that plays out on such an international scale, but a look at the negotiations of this deal provide a snapshot of budget negotiation occurring with the highest stakes possible, and there may be something we can learn from that.

State of the Front-Line Manager

It's no secret that front-line managers are essential to your organization's success. They form the base of your leadership development funnel and, most likely, account for over half of all your organization's leaders. Improving how front-line managers perform yields mouthwatering increases in how individual contributors perform.