Thu.Dec 13, 2012

8 Things we MUST do in 2013 to seize the potential of mLearning

mLearning Revolution

2012 has been an amazing year for mobile! This year we have seen technology companies introduce a myriad of mobile devices of all sizes, prices and operating systems.

Insights: Evaluation and follow-up matters

Clive on Learning

This post completes my commentary to the Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The tenth and final 'insight' is that ‘Evaluation and follow-up matters'. This insight mirrors the findings of Towards Maturity , which places 'demonstrating value' as a key element in their model for effective application of learning technologies.

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Motivation Employees Crave

CLO Magazine

Good managers explain the context of organizational change and meaning for individuals. Yet, few have time to discuss employees’ work experiences or ambitions. A past column in this space highlighted the lack of research to support the 70/20/10 model. True, the ratio has not yet been supported empirically, but let’s not miss the intent of this rule of thumb.

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Converting Classroom Training to E-Learning: Key Questions

E-learning Uncovered

Recently I’ve worked on several projects for clients where I converted their existing classroom training to e-learning. I usually had three types of material to work with: a PowerPoint presentation for the course, instructor and participant guides, and an audio or video recording of an instructor-led (classroom or webinar) version of the course. What comes next?

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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Ohio Get’s All Up In Christmas!

Living in Learning

You really should crank this up on your computer. It may start rather slowly, but the pace picks up. Plan on bobbing our head about half-way through. Should you find your head not bobbing.check your pulse. Continuous Learning Christmas decorations Christmas light show LinkedIn

Learning Design Models Are Fine: But Are They Practical?


One of the most important things a learning experience (LX) designer can do is apply a sound, repeatable process to one’s designs. The problem I have with design processes is that they are often too vague and do not actually tell you what to do in the moment.


Join us live at 2pm – ScreenChamp Awards show

Visual Lounge

Today (Thursday, December 13) at 2pm ET we’ll announce the winners of this year’s coveted ScreenChamp Award , which recognizes excellence in screencasting. Our panel of expert judges will be on-hand (via the magic of Skype) to announce and provide some commentary on their picks for the four category winners…and we’ll also reveal the Best in Show winner chosen by popular vote. Click here to view the live stream at 2pm ET. Finalist Videos.

Free Holiday Flash Game Template

eLearning Brothers

We hope you enjoy this years free holiday game template. This game, though similar to last years, is packed full of great features and enhancements. Enjoy this game for free. Demo the template. Download this template for free!

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.

This Week on #TalkTech: The New Zite, Evaluating Mobile Apps for Learning, Google Maps and iOS

Bottom-Line Performance

#TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats. We publish all the topics a few hours before the chat so you can show up at 3 pm EST / 12 pm PST on Thursdays ready to discuss. This is the last #TalkTech of 2012!

Corporate Training Choices Explained

Your Training Edge

There are many types of corporate training. People often ask what type of training is best. While on the surface, it may seem that there is a reasonable response, the program is more problematic. Each type of training has inherent strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes the question of which type of training is best is correctly answered by the identification with an assessment of the needs-based purpose for the training.

Don’t Want Young Workers?

CLO Magazine

Most firms don’t recruit young workers straight out of school because they lack work experience. Too bad for them. Being young in today’s labor market is not easy. Employer surveys show that only a small number of firms recruit young workers straight out of school, citing a “lack of work experience” as the reason. This makes today’s youth one of the most disadvantaged groups in the job market. This is a problem.

Instant and Rapid One-Minute Learning for mLearning and eLearning

Vignettes Learning

Synthesis: In a rapid, constantly-changing, technology-enabled work environment, which one works best – linear or random learning? How do we rethink or reformulate to make the linear content friendly to random learning? How does this benefit instant learning for busy learners?

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.

Hyatt to Launch Global Training Program to Combat Human Trafficking

CLO Magazine

To mark Human Rights Day, the hotel company is advancing a campaign against human trafficking by launching a global training program developed with the Polaris Project, an organization dedicated to combating human trafficking. Chicago — Dec. 12 Hyatt Hotels Corp. plans to celebrate Human Rights Day by highlighting its commitment to respecting fundamental human rights, as embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Google, BMW Most Attractive Employers for Europeans

CLO Magazine

A new study also found that professional services and firms that offer training and development are gaining steam across the continent. Stockholm — Dec. 12 Based on the preferences of more than 85,000 career seekers with a business or engineering background, Universum has released its first European talent attraction index, "Europe's Most Attractive Employers 2012.”