Thu.Feb 21, 2013

Seeing beyond the classroom

Clive on Learning

When formal learning solutions are necessary (and, if you read this blog regularly, you'll know that I believe there is an important role for formal learning, alongside more non-formal approaches, performance support and experiential learning) then I'd prefer not to rely on a single element, whether that be self-study e-learning, or a classroom session (virtual or face-to-face).

Online Training: What's Up With MOOCs?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by AJ George  A few weeks ago I talked about online training and posed the question: How big is too big? This week I want to focus on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If any training method is too big, certainly it would have to be the one with "Massive" right there in its name, right? Well, maybe not. I've been doing some research and have found that there is a LOT of information floating around out there.

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The changing role of L&D: from “packaging” to “scaffolding” plus “social capability building”

Jane Hart

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New Authoring tool rankings #11 to #20

eLearning 24-7

Initially I wasn’t going to post authoring tool rankings beyond the top ten, until July. However, in the past week, I have received over 500 e-mails from readers requesting a list of the top twenty (rather than top then). So, by popular demand… The Rankings.

[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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Supporting the Learner-To-Performer Continuum

Living in Learning

Training was never intended to support a Performer in their work context. Training is not designed to be agile enough, or flexible enough to adapt to diverse needs, or accessible enough at the moment of need to support a workforce trying to be resilient and responsive in the pursuit of flawless performance. We are being thrust into an environment where we have an extended mission to satisfy needs of a dynamic learning and support ecosystem.

Top five tips for accessibility

Spicy Learning

This short post is an edited excerpt from the Spicy Learning Guide, an essential compendium of 101 tips to improve your learning strategy. Register here to receive your free copy! An inaccessible e-learning course risks non compliance, frustration, anxiety and lost productivity. Saffron’s top ten tips will help you avoid all that and build something accessible, usable and ultimately more effective. Revise your definition.

How to Prevent Leadership Failures

CLO Magazine

The costs of leadership failure, especially at the CEO level, can be high. Here’s what CLOs can do to help prevent it. The failure rate for C-level leaders has increased to an alarmingly high level in the past decade. Last year, The Conference Board reported that 28.6 percent of CEO successions since 2008 were due to dismissals.

Designing mSupport For Android

The eLearning Coach

Instructional Design Guru app gets transported to the world of Android. Post from: The eLearning Coach Designing mSupport For Android. Mobile

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.

Learning to Pull Information

CLO Magazine

Advocates of social networking in business often talk about the cultural change required to make the most of social business programs. Advocates of social networking in business often talk about the cultural change required to make the most of social business programs.

This Week on #TalkTech: President Obama Endorses Games, Tablets Make Us Smarter, and the Power of Informal Learning.

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. We discuss three topics a week and the chat lasts around 30 minutes.

Individuals Also to Blame in Work-Life Flexibility Failure

CLO Magazine

Employers and managers aren’t the only ones able to dictate work-life flexibility. Individuals must be proactive, too. New York — Feb. 20 For years, the mandates for more work-life flexibility were directed at organizations and management, but workplace and academic experts say the boss or company are no longer the ones to solely blame for flexibility failure.

f You Can Measure It You Can Change It But Whos Willing

Training Industry

A friend and colleague have rightly noted more than once, “If you can measure it, you can change it.” Make no mistake, I agree whole-heartedly. Also make no mistake, not everyone is willing to measure. An effort by the Journal of Applied Psychology reviewed 40 years of the published training and development literature. Reviewing articles, books, papers, presentations and dissertations – the authors included only material related to the evaluation of organizational training and change efforts.

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.

Technorati gives kudos to ProProfs for changing education for the better

ProProfs

Technorati – world’s 3rd largest blog property, recently published an article in which ProProfs was lauded for changing education by introducing innovative ways of creating and administering online education and training.