Tue.May 03, 2011

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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Anne Marie Cunningham is a GP and Clinical Lecturer at Cardiff University, Wales. She authors the blog Wishful thinking in medical education , which she uses to advance thinking about the training of student doctors.

The Aesthetics of Games

Kapp Notes

9 Top Learning, Technology & Media Links: Weekly Digest – 21

Upside Learning

Learning as we knew it has undergone (and continues to undergo) a sea change. Today, we have new forms of learning like – blended, informal, social, mobile etc. And these new forms gain more momentum as we shift into a world were time and attention spans are both shrinking.

On Competencies and Compliance

Clark Quinn

While my colleagues in the ITA and I are railing against the LMS as a complete solution for organizational performance (and the vendors rally back with their move beyond course management with social and portal capabilities, to be fair), one overriding cry is heard: “but we have to do compliance!&# And, yes, they do. But that umbrella covers a multitude of sins as well as some real importance.

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TechSmith in Japan - Meet Hiroshi Kusaka

Visual Lounge

Most of you probably know that TechSmith is a global company, but did you also know that one of our largest international offices is in Tokyo, Japan?

Rock and a hard place

Learning with e's

Earlier today Shelly Terrell tweeted that she would prefer to see schools invest in mobile technologies than in Interactive White Boards (IWBs). Here's what she said: "Personally, I feel $$ better spent on mobile devices in classrooms vs IWBs."

Engagement Matters: Five Tips on Building Employee Engagement

OpenSesame

In a post last week, we studied the experience of Holly Spoth-Torres, an Alaskan Park Superintendent, as she transformed her workforce into a nimble, collaborative, problem-solving team. Now it’s time to apply her lessons learned to workforces in general. Why does engagement matter?

Using scenarios to involve learners

Spicy Learning

I have often seen courses where the learner has to read information in a popup on clicking a button. This click appears with its associated learner instruction and at times is just ornamentation on the screen. If this happens too frequently in a course, the learner starts responding in almost ‘Pavlov-esque’ fashion: a conditioned reflex (okay, so it was the dog and not Pavlov that responded, but you see my point!). The course is no longer entertaining and certainly not engaging.

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The ‘Wikified’ Future of Employee Training

Mindflash

The recession is technically over, but that doesn’t mean organizations are keen to spend one penny more than they have to. Just look at training — back in 2009 when the financial crisis was still raging, research firm Bersin & Associates asked firms how their training budgets were faring.