Thu.Apr 28, 2011

eLearning: More on Copyright

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George. After my last article on when it's okay to use copyrighted information , I received some great resources from one of our readers,  Christy Tucker. First, there's the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video. Produced  Produced by American University's Center for Social Media, it gives some good guidelines for what is and isn't considered Fair Use.

When Learning is the Work: Approaches for supporting learning in the workplace

Performance Learning Productivity

Two weeks ago I ran a webinar under this title for Citrix. At the start I posed the question “when you think about one great learning experience you’ve had, can you remember where it occurred? Was it in a classroom or workshop, or did it occur while you were completing the task?” I’ve asked this question, or variations of it, many times over the past few years. The response from this group

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Talking about blended learning – part 5 – in conclusion

Clive on Learning

Part 5 In the fifth and last part of this interview, I address two final questions: How would you summarise the blended learning design process? What guarantee is there that you'll end up with a solution that is both effective and efficient? Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Complete 43 min interview.

Dev Corner - Interview with Larry LaHaie

Visual Lounge

Here's a peek behind the scenes at TechSmith. For this week's Dev Corner post, Jared Wein and Randall Brown interviewed Software Engineer, Larry LaHaie (LH). Enjoy! Who are you, and what do you do? (LH): LH): Hi!

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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Thumbs Down to Top Down Leadership

CLO Magazine

For most of the 20th century, leadership models were defined by paternal, hierarchical organizational structures. Influenced by several wars and the Great Depression, this pecking order was structured along military lines to establish control. People climbed the ranks in search of power with an even keener eye on money. But now employees, especially younger ones, are searching for genuine satisfaction and meaning from their work, not just financial compensation. Furthermore, the U.S.

Offering Valuable Training to Job-Hopping Millennials? Consider a Contract First


Millennials have a growing reputation in the HR universe as serial job hoppers. Recent studies say the phenomenon isn’t actually limited to the young , but true or not, employers’ belief that their 20-something employees are liable to jump ship in a matter of months has significant effects.

Engaging Technical eLearning – Tips on Design and Delivery

Vignettes Learning

[Please add your comments below] Engineer’s and Technical Writer’s View Oft entimes, my development team works to help clients convert technical traini ng into eLearning. An example is the Oracle HRIS and hardware training. The initial challenge is, “How do we make this boring content engaging?”

Updated Nielsen Stats on Mobile Phones

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Excellent new data hot off the nielsenwire blog. Okay.maybe it went up yesterday and I'm a day late, but its still good stuff. I'm actually, a little stunned that the number of smartphones in the U.S. is only 36%. I just thought it would be higher for some reason. What are your thoughts?

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.

Questions from the CLO Executive Network

Jay Cross

Clark Quinn and I kicked off a meeting of the Chief Learning Officer Network at Symantec’s offices in Mountain View on Wednesday. We talked of working smarter, the imperative to change, the ins and outs of informal learning, and why mobile learning is inevitable.

Mobile Trends 2020 Africa - hint: mLearn

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

If your view of the evolution of mobile devices is strictly focused on your friends and US media outlets, then you don't have a clue about the impact of mobile devices. Africa is taking advantage of mobility more profoundly than any other continent. There are many reasons why, but this slideshare is a great place to start. Its a fabulous collection of trends spotted by those who live there and follow technology stories.

Implementing working smarter: top-down or bottom-up?

Jay Cross

At yesterday’s meeting of the CLO Executive Network, people asked whether it’s better to start at the top or the organization or to grow things from the bottom. It depends. We’ve seen grass-roots efforts go viral and spread from humble beginnings to enterprise-wide collaborative network. We’ve also seen mandates from senior executives kick off powerful in-house social networks.


Adobe FrameMaker 10: Repeat the Last Operation

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Barb Binder  Here's another simple, yet powerful feature that is new in FrameMaker 10. If you pull down the Edit menu and start reading from the top, you'll find Undo, Redo, History and then new Repeat command. Its job is simply to repeat your last activity. This includes:   Type text. Paste. Delete. Apply a character format. Apply a paragraph format. Insert a graphic object (i.e.,

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.

Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

Dashe & Thomson

According to the 1996 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 70% of workplace knowledge is learned informally (a statistic that is frequently referenced in the learning industry). While I haven't seen more recent data

My LMS vendor just got acquired by another company! Now what?!

eLearning Weekly

The landscape of learning management system (LMS) vendors is constantly changing. There have been dozens of acquisitions in the past decade, including a big one this week. This can be a scary time if your organization happens to be using an LMS that gets acquired by or merged with another company.

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What Belongs in a Scorecard?

CLO Magazine

This is an excellent question that comes up repeatedly. Many start with the available data and ask how they can use it in a scorecard. This is the wrong approach, as it proves challenging for those fortunate enough to have data warehouses full of information. Answers to two just questions should guide the selection of data and the construction of the scorecard: What is the purpose of the scorecard? Who is the intended audience?

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!