Mon.Nov 26, 2012

How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

I mentioned in my post Online Systems for Behavior Change that I'm working on a very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts.

eLearning: How to Incorporate Gamification Elements

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George  If you happened to catch my earlier article on the  gamification of learning , then you know that I have been dubious about its effectiveness. To be clear, it's not the premise of having fun in learning that I feel we should be wary of. It's the tendency to turn everything into a competition based more on winning than on learning. I guess you could say I don't mind using a few tricks from gamers; it's the actual games that have me worried.

Time for Some Social Media Parodies or are they?

Kapp Notes

Here are several short videos making fun of social media, they are all amusing and some are even funny but I think they all carry an interesting underlying message. See if you can find out the message. Does it apply to you? Here is one about relationships via Facebook.

Adobe Captivate: Adding Assets Doesn't Have to Be a Drag

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by Kevin Siegel    When it comes time to add assets such as images, animation or audio to your Captivate project, it's no secret that you can accomplish the task by choosing  Insert  and then selecting  Image  or  Animation.

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.

Learn How To Be An Instructional Designer

eLearning Brothers

Check out these awesome resources to learn more about becoming an Instructional Designer: Breaking into Instructional Design. Our friend Connie, the eLearning Coach, has a great eCourse for people who want to learn more about Instructional Design and Technology. In her eCourse she answers questions like: What type of work do Instructional Designers do? What are the required competencies for this line of work? Do I need a degree to be an Instructional Designer?

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Book Review: 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

E-learning Uncovered

I’ve read some really fantastic books and some not-so-wonderful books. When it comes to e-learning, Dr. Susan Weinschenk has put together a fantastic list of 100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People.

Design 105

Parabolic learning

Learning with e's

Reflection and Amplification Now that I have some time, I can sit down and reflect on an extraordinary two hour session with my BA Education Studies students this morning.

Social Media for Informal Learning: Part 1

ATD Learning Technologies

The proliferation of social media has re-ignited interest in informal learning processes. In the first of three articles, we identify five social media tools that you’re probably already familiar with that you can use to support informal learning in your organization. Click here to read full version

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12. In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce.

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Successful Leadership Transitions Boost Revenue

CLO Magazine

Organizations with well-engineered leadership transition processes can boost revenue by as much as 5 percent, according to a new study. Washington — Nov. 26 CEB, a member-based advisory firm, has announced new research findings that indicate organizations with well-executed leadership transition processes can boost revenue by as much as 5 percent.

Personalization for Knowledge Workers

Xyleme

Post Type: Blog post. This is the 2 nd in a 3 part series addressing the impact of personalization in the education and training markets. In the first post, I addressed the application of personalization in K12. In this post I address use cases that apply to a high-skilled knowledge workforce.

Toolkit: ZebraZapps Goes Pro with New Release! by Joe Ganci

Learning Solutions Magazine

Allen Interactions has released ZebraZapps Pro. While it contains all of the many features of the. earlier version, now called ZebraZapps Creator, it adds several important elements that any serious. eLearning developer will want.

Serve Those Who Served

CLO Magazine

With such great personal assets, why aren’t these young citizens getting hired? There is a large and growing underutilized talent pool — returning U.S. veterans. Multiple efforts are under way to access this talent, including a massive initiative by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called Hiring Our Heroes. At the same time there is a good deal of frustration from veterans and hiring executives about attempts to connect with one another. First, let’s look at the vet talent pool.

Living up to the Promise of eLearning: Closing the Learning-Doing Gap

It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to learn how to shift the perspective from event to journey and how to take learners through Proficiency Journeys to get results.

‘I Quit But I Forgot to Tell You’

CLO Magazine

Many young people enter the workforce unprepared for the realities of the 9-to-5 grind. Career coaching and peer learning can help put them on the path toward success. As a longtime career coach and HR professional, Jan Slater has heard her fair share of horror stories about young workers. But even she was surprised by one a client shared with her.