Thu.May 24, 2012

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. So I’ve been trying to reconcile these two viewpoints, and this is how I’m seeing it.


Learning Organization is Culture, Processes, and Leadership

The Peformance Improvement

“Organizational learning” and “learning organization” are terms that continue to be misused. It seems like these days any business, nonprofit, or government agency that provides training and education to its employees calls itself a learning organization.


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President Obama issues a directive Urging Focus on the growing Mobile Revolution

mLearning Revolution

Historically, the government has always fallen behind the private sector in embracing technology. This may be about to change with mobile.


How Trainers are Holding Themselves Back


“Training needs to earn a seat at the table.”. “We We need to show the ROI of training.”. Leaders don’t understand the value of training.”.


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Net worth of the iPad

Learning with e's

Much interest was shown in yesterday's post iPad or iFad? It focused on whether schools should provide iPads for all their students. In the UK several schools are already doing this, and all have received great criticism from pressure groups who claim that it is an expensive gimmick.


Is Your Training On the Trivial?

Allison Rossett

Tweet I’d like to introduce you to a friend, Rob Foshay. Rob is my guest blogger and a pal for decades. Here is what Rob has to say: So, you know what the gaps are between your company’s average performers, and their expert performers. And, you’ve done your analysis of the job skills involved. And you’ve done your gap analysis to figure out what the highest priorities are for training. Are you really focused on what’s most important for your company (or client)? Maybe not.


Difficulties of Scaling Online Schooling

Living in Learning

There is no hiding that online education is growing, and isn’t going to stop. The best thing administrators can do for their online programs is to hold on tight and watch their rate of growth. If schools promptly handle and address problems as they come up, with a proactive attitude, scaling issues can be overcome, leading to widespread acceptance of the quality and capabilities offered to educators by online learning.




Dr Pasi Salhberg recently contrasted the Finnish approach with the Global Education Reform Movement (or GERM as he called it!) which he saw as “infecting” many other countries, including England. This is characterised by symptoms of increased competition, a focus on standardised testing, “school choice”, and test-based accountability. It has great appeal to politicians, but he pointed [.]. Education Future of education Learning Technology Tony Parkin


Take Charge of your eLearning environment

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Pinterest is Popular! Do We Need Learnist?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

This will be a short post. If you haven't heard, there is a very cool new website called that is all the rage with the ladies. The power of Pinterest is in its user interface design and the idea that images are the media content of choice. If you are just now hearing about it I would encourage you to check it out before reading on. So today, I'm relaxing during my son's basketball practice, and catching up on my stories in my ZITE iPad app.


Integration in Action: The OpenSesame API


OpenSesame believes in making smart, useful and practical tools to help you put elearning to work for your organization. Whether it’s making it easier to find, compare and buy elearning courses or ensuring that courses purchased on OpenSesame work in any LMS, we know you need technology that just works.


Brandon’s App of the Week – Courtside for iPad

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.


Adult Learning Principles in eLearning

B Online Learning

Share. Tweet. Pin It. When developing eLearning courses, it is important to put yourself in the shoes of the learner. Two essential questions to consider are: ‘Who are the learners? What will motivate them to learn?’ As most of us are designing courses for adult learners, it is helpful to understand adult learning principles. Malcolm Knowles pioneered the study [.].


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.

Brandon’s App of the Week – Courtside for iPad

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.


LIVE from the Lectora User Conference: Keynote Sandy Carter


Sandy Carter shared her expert insight for creating a social business agenda to Lectora e-Learning software users at the 2012 Lectora User Conference in Chicago