Thu.Apr 26, 2012

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How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It

Mindflash

Social Learning is a term that is rapidly spreading throughout the learning and performance field. It’s also a phrase that is on the verge of being completely perverted by the same community. Don’t get me wrong; I’m a big believer in the natural learning that occurs through social interactions.

Lies, damned lies and the Internet

Learning with e's

Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill students need to acquire. Content is growing exponentially on the web, and students are exposed to increasing amounts of erroneous material, misleading, biased or opinionated accounts and false research.

Email and the Ladder of Inference

The Peformance Improvement

Email, as well as text messages, Tweets, and Facebook comments, are often misinterpreted. The words might be clear but the tone of the message is not understood. In fact, tone cannot be accurately communicated in these media.

The Thinking Behind a Branching Scenario

E-learning Uncovered

A common question we get about authoring tools is whether or not a given tool can do branching scenarios. The fact is, branching scenarios can be extremely easy to assemble.

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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Using Return on Investment for Training Programs

The Learning Dispatch

Return on Investment (ROI) is a metric commonly used in business and financial circles to compare competing investments. The use of ROI is growing in the training industry, but has recently become controversial; industry thought leader, Jane Bozarth recently said ROI is “evaluation by autopsy.”

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INFOGRAPHIC: How To Smarten Up Sexual Harassment Training

Mindflash

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter — yet many companies roll out online training courses, videos workshops, and other materials that can feel more like awkward parodies than valuable resources.

FOOL-PROOF Formula For Successful Instructional Design

LearnDash

Despite the various forms of eLearning development, there is a proven strategy that will go a long way in increasing the effectiveness of your eLearning.

Measurement Part 4: Implementation Tips and Technology Tools

The Learning Circuits

Designing the program is only the beginning - data are even more valuable in enabling you to consistently improve your learning programs. This week, we’ll discuss the “red meat”: Implementation, data analysis, and program improvement. Baseline Assessment Once you have completed your program design, start the implementation phase by taking a baseline assessment.

Take Charge of your eLearning environment

Learn how to maximize the impact of your learning by aligning to the goals of your organization, how to establish a learning culture with gamification including leaderboards and badges. Discover a learning content management system that is both powerful and easy to configure and manage.

OpenSesame Joins the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Webinar Series

OpenSesame

OpenSesame is proud to announce that co-founders Josh Blank and Tom Turnbull will appear next week on the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network “Life in an Incubator” webinar series, sharing our experience working and growing in the Portland State University Business Accelerator. Right Press Releases

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The Gamification of Learning and Instruction

Take an e-Learning Break

Karl Kapp’s new book “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” launched this week – I was able to preview the book. It’s available on the ASTDBook store and Amazon. Make sure to use your Chapter Code when ordering the book to support your local ASTD Chapter - the Houston ASTD Code is CH7032.

Why You Need Responsible Social Media Use Training

cogentys

[click link to visit website for full episode, links, other content and more!]. Animation compliance training responsible social media training

Brandon's App of the Week – Pocket

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week.

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.

Style-ish

Clark Quinn

I’m a real fan of styles, ala Microsoft Word. If you don’t get this concept, I wish you would. Let me explain. The concept is fairly simple. Instead of hand-formatting a document by manually adding in bold, font sizes, italics, indents, extra paragraph returns, you define a paragraph as a ‘style’ That is, you say this paragraph is a heading 1, that paragraph is normal or body text, this other one is a figure, etc.

Brandon’s App of the Week – Pocket

Bottom-Line Performance

Each week Brandon Penticuff , Bottom-Line Performance’s Director of Technology and admitted app-obsessed iOS user will share an app that he is using that week.

INFOGRAPHIC: How To Smarten Up Sexual Harassment Training

Mindflash

Sexual harassment is no laughing matter — yet many companies roll out online training courses, videos workshops, and other materials that can feel more like awkward parodies than valuable resources.