Mon.Feb 13, 2012

Online learners need the means, the motive and the opportunity

Clive on Learning

Means, motive and opportunity might be necessary if you are to convince a jury to convict in a trial, but they also apply in a wide variety of other circumstances, not least whether or not learning technologies make sense for a particular population: Means Learners need the means to engage with technology, in particular the IT literacy. While not so long ago this was a major obstacle, even in developed economies, the problem is fast reducing.

Three Tips for e-Learning Dominance

Kapp Notes

Wouldn’t it be great to have the most dominant, overruling, kick butt e-learning imaginable. meaning people actually learned and applied what you wanted them to learn and apply from taking your e-learning module). Here are three tips to help you achieve that goal. ONE: Make the learning meaningful. The learner needs to see an immediate need and application of the content to what they are doing. Make it realistic, targeted and focused on actions and activity.

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Social media budget line item?

Clark Quinn

Where does social media fit in the organization? In talking with a social media entrepreneur over beers the other day, he mentioned that one of his barriers in dealing with organizations was that they didn’t have a budget line for social media software. That may sound trivial, but it’s actually a real issue in terms of freeing up the organization. In one instance, it had been the R&D organization that undertook the cost.

Write the Questions First.

Learning Visions

"Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer." ~ Rainer Marie Rilke, from “Letters to a Young Poet". Words to live by. And, it turns out, words by which to design instruction. Read more in Kineo Top Tip 64: Write the Questions First

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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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Bending The Rules

Upside Learning

This weekend, one of my parents reminded me that I got my first digital game console exactly thirty years ago, the Atari 2600. I’d been playing simple games on my dad’s Apple II, but the Atari console was a totally different experience. Different because first you hooked up to a TV screen, and second, loading software was as easy as swapping cartridges and resetting the console.

Who Threw That?

Living in Learning

A question many of us have sought to answer…or maybe “predict”…came up in one of my networking groups this morning. When you do you know that the Learning & Development function in your organization is fully developed?” The answer to this may be as impossible to define as it is to nail Jell-O to the wall. Methinks being fully developed, means being in a constant state of "evolution" with a minimum of resistance to change.

MITx Prototype Course Opens For Enrollment by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Online-learning initiative’s first offering, “6.002x: Circuits and Electronics,” accepting registrants now. Asynchronous Certification Future Trends Instructional Design Learning 2.0 Management Strategies

Project Spotlight: The Art of a Custom Android App

Bottom-Line Performance

Mobile app developers know the mantra: make sure it works on every platform! It can be difficult to make an app work on every version of iOS, let alone every Android tablet. When company’s decide to standardize their hardware, the developer’s job becomes considerably easier.


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.

The Human Factor: Building Strategic Partnerships in Your Organization by Mary Arnold

Learning Solutions Magazine

Last-minute training requests make many training departments wish they had a seat at the table when projects are being developed. If your training group wants to partner with other areas in the organization, here are some ways to accomplish that goal.

If Coaching is Good, then E-Coaching is.

Allison Rossett

Tweet Coaching continues to be popular. Last week I visited a software company. They are putting coaches in place to help their sales people become productive swiftly. A few weeks before that it was a retail company. They know that store managers must, must, must serve as coaches for their people. Coaching fosters relationships, feedback, emotions, conversations, collaboration, answers, growth,and bonding between veterans, experts, and novices.