Tue.Apr 26, 2011

Three Reasons Why Corporate Training Departments Could Become.

Dashe & Thomson

Fonzie Jumps the Shark For some, the idea that a major corporation could do without it's training department is unthinkable. But, there are clearly trends pointing to the disappearance (or at least the dramatic shrinkage), of the

By the Numbers

The Peformance Improvement

It’s not how big your number is; it’s what you do with that number that counts. Alina Tugend writes in the New York Times about our society’s preoccupation with counting things as if assigning a number to something makes it valuable.

I Feel the Need - The Need for Speed

Tony Karrer

This month's #LCBQ is: How do you address the "I want it now!" demand from stakeholders ? There are some great responses that can be found by visiting the link above. Corny 1986 line. :) Content Needs This is a very crude self-assessment, but I believe it makes an important point.

Don’t forget “fun”?

Kapp Notes

So yesterday I posted a definition of “ Game &# but shortly after I posted it, someone pointed out that I forgot to include “fun&# and Stephen Downes , not without merit, pointed out that it is a “mug’s game&# to define “game&# nevertheless I will persist with the act of defining game and also examine the case for “fun&# within a game. The question to examine is should a game necessarily be fun?

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[Webinar] How Zenefits Uses a Customer Enablement Tech Stack to Drive Adoption

The Education Services team at Zenefits was looking to provide easily accessible and immediately usable education offerings to drive customer adoption and engagement. The company addressed this challenge by connecting the technologies powering its training, support and customer advocacy programs into an ecosystem for customer enablement. This ecosystem has made it simpler for customers to onboard, and for the Zenefits team to maximize and measure the net impact of their initiatives. In this session, Melanie Gallo, Senior Director of Education Services at Zenefits, will team up with Skilljar to share learnings and best practices from their experience in creating this customer enablement ecosystem.

The Curse of the Blank PowerPoint Slide

eLearning Brothers

“In the beginning there was a blank slide. All eLearning designers dreamed of the endless possibilities. Wondrous content could spring into life. However, something went wrong… Bullet points sprang up like weeds. Clip art infiltrated the blank space.

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Product Review: EasyGenerator Rapid Content Authoring Tool

eLearning 24-7

EasyGenerator. EasyGenerator is a SaaS based content authoring tool that is like a piece of fine sculpture, with some cracks, but beauty that is hidden within. Good, Average & Poor. Extremely feature rich – can compete with Captivate and other authoring tools.

Best years of our lives?

Learning with e's

They say that our school years are the best years of our lives. But for many children, that is untrue. About a year ago, I wrote a personal account of an incident during my primary schooling that shaped my young adulthood.

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Management Training 101: Why Bosses Need to Coach, Connect, and Care

Mindflash

Harsh truth: More often than not, people leave their bosses, not their company. I was one of these. I loved my job. I was great at my job. But I had no real rapport with my manager – his choice, not mine.

Talking about blended learning – part 3 – selecting methods

Clive on Learning

Part 3 In the third part of this interview, I address the following questions: What's your next step once you've analysed the situation? How do you begin deciding which methods to use? How do the various social contexts for learning compare?

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.

Quinnovation Does Australia

Clark Quinn

My itinerary for my upcoming Australian visit has largely converged. I land on the 22nd of May at around 6:30 AM, but that will give me what will likely be a grueling day of staying awake to get on schedule, and then depart on the 1st of June, no doubt weary but happy.

Looking at things the right way

Good To Great

An email headed ‘Looking at things the right way’ recently landed in my inbox. It was a series of photographs about shifting perspectives: things that look perfectly normal from one view but a little odd (or wonderful) when looked at in another way.

Tips for Effective Presentations

OpenSesame

My coworkers and I have been giving a lot of presentations lately, for a variety of reasons: explaining OpenSesame to buyers and sellers, sharing tips and information about the keys to successful elearning development and promoting OpenSesame.