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Heutagogy, Self-Directed Learning and Complex Work

ID Reflections

Pedagogy had always established an unequal relation between the teacher and the taught. Andragogy stepped in to rectify this and foster awareness about how adults learned. However, the premise was that there was someone doing the "teaching" so to speak.

Creating avenues for On-Demand Learning in the Modern Workplace


Learning at the workplace is a continuous process. While formal training also has a place, more and more organizations are aligning towards informal ways of organizational learning.

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An offer they can’t refuse

E-Learning Provocateur

One of the best conference sessions I have ever attended was presented by Chris Bessell-Browne from Qantas College. E-Learning at an airline is challenging because a relatively high proportion of the workforce does not have ready access to a computer.

No Running Away From Tablets

Upside Learning

A month ago when I was at Learning Technologies, Europe's leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning, I got the opportunity to briefly talk to the folks from TrainingZone magazine to discuss my thoughts on eLearning trends for 2014. Here is my interview in its entirety – Upcoming Events Development is a Big Deal with […]. Mobile Learning eLearning On Tablets

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Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

3 Ways Corporate eLearning Projects Go Wrong

Bottom-Line Performance

The title of this blog post is a bit misleading. There are many ways an eLearning project, or any L&D initiative, can fail to live up to expectations. No matter the cause, one of these “fail states” is usually present when projects miss the mark: The project took too long. The client isn’t happy.

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5 Benefits of Online Quizzing


Nearly every training event designed to modify behavior in the workplace is accompanied by some for of assessment. At one point in time, these training assessments were given in paper form at the end of the session – this method is quite rare today. Even if training is held as a live seminar, quizzes are still administered online. If you are still using paper-based assessments, then perhaps this post will help you see the benefits of making the switch.

Making the Move to Mobile: Easing the Transition


Learning while you wait for your flight, in line at the coffee shop or grab lunch? Sounds like the perfect way to fill in the gaps of a busy day. While mobile learning makes solid strategic sense, however, it''s not always a smooth transition from more traditional methods.

Technology and Education – A Healthy Mishmash that Parents should Value

TechSmith Camtasia

When it comes to technology, parents and teachers are certainly outmatched by the tech-savvy younger generation.

5 Excel Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know


Many of us have some trouble adapting to new technologies. perhaps more than we’d like to admit. Even certain ubiquitous office technologies aren’t used properly due to the ignorance of the user.

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6 eLearning Trends in Custom eLearning Solutions

Most digital learning trends focus too much on the "digital" and not enough on the "learning". It is not enough that content builders master available tools. We need a return to core learning fundamentals. Get Inno-Versity's eBook for 6 of the most important trends coming to digital learning.

Great Conference Sessions, Including m-Learning and More!


So many great sessions are happening at the 2014 Lectora® User Conference this April 1 – 3, that it can be hard to pick which ones you want to see. That’s why we’re offering sneak peeks a little at a time, so you can plan ahead and figure out which are your must-see sessions!

LMS Proposals – It is more than saying “I do”

eLearning 24-7

Few things in this world are universal. Taxes, Death, Bad food, irritating salespeople, people singing who have no right to do so, and overpriced goods and services. Yep, they are all universal. But did you know, there is another universal item for those in e-learning?

Marc My Words: Why I Hate ADDIE by Marc J. Rosenberg

Learning Solutions Magazine

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”—Albert Albert Einstein. Design Strategies Getting Started Instructional Design Project Management


Bring Your Own Device Part 2

Training Industry

Editor’s note: This blog is part of a two-part series on Bring Your Own Device. The first segment discussed how incorporating it could increase productivity and agility. This segment discusses it pros, cons and best practices. Bring Your Own Device is no longer a trend. In fact, it is happening on all workplace levels, and is becoming an expectation for many in corporate training. This is because learners these days need to be able to learn whenever it is convenient for them.

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Knowing what you need from an eLearning authoring tool can be hard, especially when there are so many options on the market. gomo’s new ebook aims to save you time and hassle by identifying 12 must-have authoring tool features.

L&D Extinction Events 2014 : Your vox-pops!

Saffron Interactive

To coincide with Ragnarok, the predicted Viking apocalypse, on 22 February 2014 (along with Viking events up and down the country) Saffron Interactive asked leading members of the learning and development community to tell us what they thought (or hoped) would be wiped out in 2014.

Learning Industry Experts Commit to Disrupt the Current State of eLearning by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Based on research, theory, and decades of experience, four learning industry experts have collectively. established The Serious eLearning Manifesto outlining what they believe is required to use instructional. technology and what is required to earn the right to absorb the learner’s time.

SCORM – Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate


Mindflash has recently started supporting SCORM content from Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate. SCORM is an often-requested feature, but as many of you know, getting it to work reliably on all players and devices is a challenge. With this information, we researched what the most popular SCORM creation tools were on the market. It became clear after talking to customers, and prospects that Articulate’s Storyline and Adobe’s Captivate products were the most popular creation tools.


Tragedy on Hollywood Set Highlights Need for Safety Training


You may have noticed that many Oscar attendees wore black lapel ribbons. The ribbons were in honor of Sarah Jones, a camera assistant who was recently killed while working on location. If you’re. click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!].

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

Saffron recognised as Investor in People for tenth year

Saffron Interactive

Saffron Interactive, one of Europe’s most celebrated digital learning and communication brands, has been re-awarded the Investors in People Standard for the tenth consecutive year, demonstrating a commitment to realising the potential of its people. Informally known as the ‘Saffron Academy’, Saffron Interactive has developed a reputation for its excellent graduate programme, resulting in three awards for Young Professional of the Year and Learning Professional of the Year.

Do you have a winning enterprise app strategy?


Do you have a winning enterprise app strategy? With the proliferation of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and a move toward making the workplace more agile, corporations are offering their employees mobile apps to better facilitate business activities across devices.