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Thinking About Social Media

Kapp Notes

One thing about Social Media is that new technologies claiming to be a new form of Socail Media are being introduced almost daily. To help determine if a new technology qualifies as Social Media or not, Li and Benoff (2008) in their book Groundswell created a list of questions to consider when determining if technology should be included as Knowledge Media.

AR: Augmenting the Reality of Learning

Social Learning

Introduction to AR. Augmented reality (AR), as defined by the infallible Wikipedia, is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

Infographic: How To Train Your Employees To Handle Your Social Media

Mindflash

Social media consultants can be an expensive addition to your business. But in this day and age, no company can operate without a sound social plan. Despite the swanky pitches you may receive from pros, your best social media team might actually be your current workforce.

Organizational Culture: Ignore at Your Own Risk

The Peformance Improvement

The term “culture” is getting much use these days, but I’m afraid it has become a Rorschach for whatever people want to say about an organization. In an interview for the Wall Street Journal , Mark Pincus, CEO of the fast-growing, online social-gaming company Zynga Inc.,

Building a Business Case for Customer Training

Looking to expand your customer training program? Your executive team will likely have some concerns. Download this guide to learn how to prove the value of training and tackle objections head-on.

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Exploring social learning with Ben Betts

Clive on Learning

This week I got to have a go with Curatr 2 , the just-released, latest version of what has to be one of the most interesting learning platforms on the market, one that I would love to use within the context of a real learning intervention. In going through the demo, one of the objects I explored was a video of Ben Betts talking about social learning. In this video, Ben made the claim that "People build knowledge for themselves in a social situation."

Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

Last week during a discussion about design, Jeanette Campos asked me a fairly is simple question: What are the three artifacts that have shaped you most as a designer of creative learning solutions to complex problems? Immediately one word came to mind: Twitter. It isn't the tool itself that has been so impact full for me; it's the world to which Twitter opened up to me.

Learning Without Training

Jay Cross

The Importance of having a Singular Computing Experience for Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Here’s a quote that resonated well with me, especially because of the many devices I own and the way they impact my daily life, and I completely agree that our relationship with technology becomes more and more promiscuous every day.

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.

How we think about learning influences our e-learning practice

Connect Thinking

My EdD Supervisor is Emeitus Paul Hager , an educational philosopher who keeps it ‘real’ for me when it comes to the inter-relationship between learning and technology. I recently read a number of Paul’s papers about learning in the workplace.

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

Reimagining Learning

Clark Quinn

On the way to the recent Up To All Of Us un conference (#utaou), I hadn’t planned an agenda. However, I was growing through the diagrams that I’d created on my iPad, and discovered one that I’d frankly forgotten.

A Free Webinar Invitation to discuss Rapid Development in Mobile Learning

mLearning Revolution

Float Learning has invited me as a guest speaker for an upcoming webinar under a series called The Mobile Learning Conversations. The thing I like most about how Float Learning is going about hosting webinars about Mobile Learning is the nonchalant approach to the discussion.

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.

Do You Know the Answers to These Rapid E-Learning Questions?

Rapid eLearning

Recently I participated in an interview-style webinar for the E-Learning Guild. I really liked the process they used. It was a hybrid webinar—part interview and part presentation. They sent some questions and then I made up slides to go with my answers.

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Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It

Mindflash

“It’s not that people don’t like what you do; it’s just that nobody likes training. Nobody. You do an excellent job, but still… people hate training.” ” That’s a direct quote from an organization’s senior human resources manager.

Camtasia Small Business Test Drive: Week 3

Visual Lounge

It's the third week of the Camtasia Small Business Test Drive ! You can also catch up on the first and second week blog posts. This week each business gave us their persepctive on how things were going with Camtasia today versus during the first week.

Is 70:20:10 valid?

Jay Cross

Successful managers learn three to four times as much from experience as from interaction with bosses, coaches, and mentors. And they learn about twice as much from those conversations as in classrooms and formal learning programs. The shorthand label for this viewpoint is “70:20:10.” ” It’s a handy framework to keep in mind, particularly when someone mistakenly thinks all learning is formal learning.

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Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Revealed: Shocking Secrets of a Storyboard Pro

The eLearning Coach

Finally, a storyboard master reveals his techniques. Post from: The eLearning Coach Revealed: Shocking Secrets of a Storyboard Pro. Storyboarding

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

70-20-10 Approach Is it New? Is it different this time? LearningCafe Theme of the Month

Learning Cafe

Are we going back to a full circle? The “70-20-10” refers to how you should allocate professional development: 70% of all development should occur on-the-job, 20% from relationships, networking and feedback, and 10% from formal training opportunities.

Checklist: transforming corporate learning

Jay Cross

If you don’t get this, it will get you. Experience has taught us that making over a training department into a business learning function requires these activities: Sell the vision of learning as a value-creating component of social business. articulate the vision and value of Working Smarter to executive management. explain how to integrate learning & development into the fabric of the business. position learning and development as on-going processes in the workplace.

[New eBook] The 3 Stages of Customer Training Development

Want to expand your training efforts? You’ll often see success by starting small and growing your program in a sustainable way. Download the eBook to learn more.

E-Learning Approaches to Developing Systems Training

e-Learning Academy

Question from a client: What’s an effective and efficient way to developing training of a new system that won’t break the bank? If this was a question for broad use systems training, such as Microsoft Office 2010, then the answer may have been to: use the performance support tools that the systems provider offers (Microsoft [.]. Client question Systems training

Who let the blogs out?

Learning with e's

Who, who, who who? Exactly. I have unleashed my blog. It was about time. For all these years I have been focusing mainly on content. It was substance over style. Focusing solely on content at the expense of context is a mistake.

The black hole of adult education

E-Learning Provocateur

So the Russians want to build a research base on the moon , and they want NASA and the European Space Agency to help them. Anyone who has read Off The Planet by Jerry Linenger knows that this idea has about as much chance of getting up as Vladimir Putin has of winning American Idol.

The Back Channel and the Rule of Threes

Jay Cross

It’s a law of nature. There are always three things. Trust me on this. Think of an event — a workshop, a class, a meeting, or a presentation. Something always comes before and there’s always an aftermath. All too often, we neglect the Beginning and Next phases.

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The complete eLearning journey

As an eLearning designer wouldn’t it be great if you could take charge of your eLearning environment right from storyboarding your ideas to generating responsive eLearning courses to being able to effectively deploy and track your learners’ performance?