Tue.Nov 13, 2012

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: crwr77 [@] gmail.com.

Insights: Improving performance still matters the most

Clive on Learning

Over the next few weeks I'm going to provide my own commentary to the excellent Learning Insights 2012 Report produced by Kineo for e.learning age magazine. The report is largely the work of Steve Rayson. In his own inimitable whirlwind fashion, he interviewed 30 or so major UK employers this summer to get a handle on the key trends in workplace learning.

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The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content

Absorb LMS

A client recently asked if I could help him prepare a presentation he’ll be delivering to colleagues within his organization. The aim of the presentation is to provide an overview of workplace learning technology in 2012.

Why support self-organized learning in the workplace?

Jane Hart

I recently shared a diagram of what it might look like to move from a focus on organizing and managing training, to helping individuals and teams self-organize in the workplace? But why would you want to do this, some have asked?

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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Adobe Captivate 6: FPS Your MP4's

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

by Kevin Siegel    I received an email from a Captivate developer who was publishing a Captivate project as an MP4 video so that it could be used in Adobe Premiere. She was required to deliver an MP4 that was published at a frame rate of 30 frames per second (fps). She checked her Captivate publishing settings (via File > Publish Settings ) and verified that Captivate was set to publish at 30 fps.

DevLearn Thoughts: Is Game Based Learning Misunderstood?

Bottom-Line Performance

We had a great time at DevLearn 2012 in Las Vegas. Since we were there in part to launch or Knowledge Guru™ learning game engine, we were especially tuned in to what was being said about learning games at the conference… and what other game based learning products were being shown.

Detailing the Coherent Organization

Clark Quinn

As excited as I am about the Coherent Organization as a framework, it’s not done by any means. I riffed on it for a Chief Learning Officer magazine, and my Internet Time Alliance colleagues have followed up. However, I want to take it further.

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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.

3 Things to Consider When Building Interactive E-Learning

Rapid eLearning

In a recent post, I built a drag and drop video player where you can select and drag a video title to load a video tutorial. I got lots of questions about how I built the player. Most of the questions were about how I built the drag-and-drop player.

Nothing personal

Jay Cross

What does the phrase Don’t take this personally bring to mind? Being fired? Not being selected for the new project team? Being assigned a task you don’t want to do? Who’s kidding whom? These things are very personal. I’ll never forget the time I had to lay off half my team.

Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney: What e-learning can take away from the U.S. election

Spicy Learning

As U.S. political speeches go, many of us will agree that George Bush was never destined to grace us with the same public speaking prowess that seemed to come so naturally to individuals like Martin Luther King Jr. and Steve Jobs.

More Seats at the Table

Training Industry

Instructional designers are accustomed to working with subject matter experts and business unit management. What about working with other groups within talent management that are also focused upon the enhancing the performance of people and organizations? To ensure the success of your HPT (Human Performance Technology) efforts, you need to seek out and collaborate with other talent management groups.

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.

ASTD TechKnowledge 2013 Workshop Agenda

Kapp Notes

On January 29, 2013, I am partnering with Koreen Olbrish on a pre-conferene workshop at the ASTD TechKnowledge Conference. We are currently working on the agenda and thought I’d post in case anyone was interested in attending. Hope you see you there. Game Design and Gamification Event: January 29th. 8:30 – 9:00. Breakfast and Networking. 9:00-9:30. Introductions and Getting Started.

The eLearning Guild Celebrates 100 Online Forums! by Jennifer Neibert

Learning Solutions Magazine

Since 2004, The eLearning Guild has produced Online Forums focused on the newest tools, strategies, and trends in eLearning. After eight years of consistently high-quality programs, the Guild will produce its 100th Online Forum in December 2012.

Workarounds: Why They Help Learners Learn

Vignettes Learning

Do you know that with an iPhone app you can walk to the Apple store, scan the price in iPhone and pay with your iPhone without having to talk with a cashier? We hate standing in line. We disdain flight delays. We abhor slow and tedious processes. we avoid ways of doing things that weigh us down.

Bridge over troubled authoring tool waters

eLearning 24-7

Let’s start of with a scenario. You go into an ice cream store. You look about and see a variety of flavors but can’t decide. You say to yourself, “I wonder if the Raisin Banana is any good?” ” You are intrigued, but you do not want to waste your money only to find out it is putrid. You ask the sales clerk if you can try to flavor. They hand you a plastic spoon with the ice cream on it. You taste it and decide it is yucky.

Content Planning Map: A Template for Training Teams

Are you delivering disjointed feature-based training? Rather than looking at small tasks, focus training content on goals that you want your students to achieve. Download the template to learn how!

Harvard Business Publishing Unveils HBR Channel

CLO Magazine

The short HBR Channel videos feature thought leaders, consultants and executives sharing ideas, personal stories, tips, best practices and lessons on a number of business topics. Boston — Nov. 13 Harvard Business Publishing announced it is offering a new approach to leadership development with hundreds of “short bite” videos on tackling business challenges, in an effort to provide substantive learning for time-pressed managers.

What I Learned from My Time as a Secret Service Trainer


Television makes everything look quick and easy. Thanks to the help of forensic evidence, TV detectives always catch the bad guys in less than an hour, with time to spare for commercial breaks. For most people television is just entertainment, not job training.

Positive emotions

Jay Cross

This afternoon I finished reading Barbara Frederickson’s delightful and utilitarian book, Positivism. I am glad I did.