Thu.Dec 15, 2011

Massively scalable training

Clive on Learning

Some fantastic progress has been made recently in realising the concept of massively scalable education. You've probably already heard plenty about the Khan Academy , which has contributed to the maths education of millions, as well as the free online courses being run by faculty at Stanford University. An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence , led by Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun, attracted some 160,000 enquiries, of which 25,000 or more have made it through to its conclusion.

The Six Hats of a Community Manager

ID Reflections

In my previous post, I wrote about the tenets of communitymanagement based on my learnings from the past 6 months. In this post, I wantto talk about the different hats that we need to don as community managers.This was well put in the diagram by Andy Wibbels which you can see in this post called Inside the Mind of a Community Manager.It graphically represents a number of things a community manager needs to be aware of in her/his role.

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Gamification, Virtual Worlds and The Gartner Hype Cycle

Kapp Notes

For those of you who do not know, the Gartner Hype Cycle is a graphical depiction of technology on a curve showing where technology is in terms of maturity.

Creating Pop-up Text in Adobe Captivate 5.5

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Check out this  awesome example  of how to use Advanced Actions to create some nifty pop-up information in a Captivate lesson. I especially like the way the lesson makes full use of Captivate's Full Motion Recording and Panning features. Adobe's Technical Communication Suite Captivate eLearning

[eBook] Make Better Business Decisions with Customer Training Data

Want to take your training data one step further? Download this eBook & learn how to demonstrate the full value of your program by combining traditional training metrics with the data in your CRM.

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Avoiding eLearning that Oversimplifies

Integrated Learnings

By Shelley A. Gable. I know several training folks who believe that eLearning is only appropriate for basic knowledge or procedural skills. They believe that more advanced skills, such as problem-solving, requires the individualized feedback and debriefing discussions that only a live facilitator can provide. What do you think ? I disagree.

The disillusionment of training

Learning Cafe

The Freedictionary provides the following description of disillusionment; “having lost one’s ideals, illusions, or false ideas about someone or something; disenchanted” I’ve been spending a lot of time recently thinking about the role of training in an organisation and my own journey in to the learning profession.

eLearning: Google Goggles Update

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  I wrote an article about   Google releasing an app called Google Goggles for Android  nearly two years ago. I wondered if it could be the next big app, and how it could positively impact the eLearning community. My feeling at the time was that in the right environment, Google Goggles could be used to scan images in real time and receive just-in-time learning on the go.

Waste Not, Want Not

OpenSesame

OpenSesame doesn’t force buyers to make long-term commitments to huge catalogs. Instead, buyers pay for just what they use. Right eLearning Solutions Buying eLearning Courses

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.

Unworkshops in Zurich January 9 & 10, webinar December 19

Jay Cross

Free webinar Monday, December 19, 10:30 am Eastern/16:30 Zurich. Register. This will be in English. 30-45 minutes max. I expect it to evolve into an interactive conversation, not a presentation.

eLearning Job Listings, Indeed!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Every now and then I chat with ISD professionals that are looking for work. I enjoy the conversations a lot, and those conversations remind me how blessed I am to be working with The eLearning Guild. Since I am not in the market for a job I often feel quite helpless in these conversations. So, I took some time recently to scout the job scene and I discovered Indeed.com. Indeed is simple. There is a "what:" field and a "where:" field.

Interview With a Lead Developer: Jim Dusseau

Visual Lounge

Who are you, and what do you do? Jim Dusseau. I'm a lead developer currently working on Camtasia Relay. I spent the last few months helping out the Coach's Eye team. How did you find out about TechSmith? My manager at my previous company knew I really wanted to develop for the Mac platform.