Sat.Mar 28, 2009 - Fri.Apr 03, 2009

Irish Learning Alliance Visit

Kapp Notes

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate it enough to travel to see the Prime Minister of Ireland and hear about the Irish Learning Alliance. Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to Ireland, instead I traveled with some friends up to New York to visit with the Irish Learning Alliance.

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Camtasia Studio v6.0.2 Released - FLV is Back.

Visual Lounge

You've spoken and we've listened! As promised , we brought back the FLV format in Camtasia Studio v6.0.2 today. Download the update here. It is a free upgrade if you purchased Camtasia Studio v6. If you'd like to see everything updated in Camtasia Studio v6.0.2, visit here.

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Corporate Training - Journalism or Entertainment?

Bottom-Line Performance

Last night Bill O’Reilly visited The Letterman show and they had a heated discussion about whether Bill O’Reilly is a journalist or entertainer. Regardless of your political leanings, it was an entertaining interview. Check out a highlight below (especially around minute 7:00): Click here to view the embedded video.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total). View more presentations from Janet Clarey. Some notes: Polls: Most attending work in L&D with some HR, IT, and learning services providers. Most attending work in organization with 2000+ ee’s but several were SMBs (under 2K ee’s for this presentation).

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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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Informal Workplace Learning: paradigm changes - more

The E-Learning Curve

I'm looking at some influences which are contributing to the emergence of informal and non-formal learning in the workplace. In my previous post on this topic, I outlined five change factors: The E-learning Curve blog shares thought-provoking commentary and practical knowledge for e-learning professionals. Find out more.

LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1

E-Learning Provocateur

I attended the annual LearnX Asia Pacific conference this week at Sydney’s Darling Harbour. While the weather was dreary, I found the sessions topical and thought provoking.

Social Learning Trends from Elliott Masie

Bottom-Line Performance

My husband asked me yesterday to explain Web 2.0 to him again. He’s a skeptic, (and, at heart, something of a luddite) and fails to see how twittering or facebook can really drive business results.

News Commentary Curation Distribution

Tony Karrer

The post The Future of the News Ecosystem pointed me to the Stephen Johnson Picture shown above. While I don't necessarily believe that things are nearly so linear, it is a good picture of the kind of flow, enhancement, filtering that happens.

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.

Future of Digital Music--The Future of LMS Content

Kapp Notes

Recently, I spoke with a reporter from The Vancouver Sun about the future of the music industry and digital music. I have written before on the topic in my post New Music Distribution Model: Video Games.

LearnX Awards 2009

E-Learning Provocateur

The annual LearnX E-Learning & Training Awards were announced today, and I’m proud to say that my team won a Gold award for Best Training Team , for our development and support of a self-paced, blended learning model at AMP.

New Tool for Explaining Concepts

Bottom-Line Performance

PC World recently published a list of 101 free web tools. I’m slowly making my way down the list, alphabetically. I’m only through “f&# but I’ve found a tool that I really want to share. .

LMS and Social Learning

Tony Karrer

As a follow on to the discussion of social learning and formal learning in Long Live … great post by BJ Schone - Have LMSs Jumped The Shark? I constantly hear people (across many organizations) complain about their learning management system (LMS).


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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark)

Learning Visions

This would be a great article to forward to a client. You know the one. They want audio narrating that long paragraph of text that they think should also appear on the screen in order to appeal to different learning styles

ASTD Central Iowa Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Here are links and resources mentioned during the presentation: Find out what level of "Gamer" you are with Gamer Rater. Avoiding Death by PowerPoint. Tell a story with your slides. meet Jessica View more presentations from bengardner135. Wiki resources: Wikispaces PB Wiki Social Networking Links Ning Facebook LinkedIn __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide

Virtual Interns

Bottom-Line Performance

This morning I was at the sports therapist for a running injury. My doctor had a fourth year medical student working with him. The student was learning the ropes hands on, participating in the small talk, listening as the doctor explained each step of the exam, his initial prognosis and the treatment plan. The medical student was very pleasant, and I think he’ll do well interacting with patients.

US surveys show e-learning on the rise as training budgets fall

Clive on Learning

Thanks to Kineo for pointing me to the Market Update recently released by Ambient Insight which forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 16.3% from 2008 to 2013 for learning technology products and services. The report notes that "the market is favorable for learning technology suppliers, despite, or perhaps because of, the recession." " The report forecasts especially rapid growth for collaborative e-learning, mobile learning, self-paced learning, and simulations and games.

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!

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: On Reflective Learning

Learning Visions

I clipped this a year ago, with the intention (I suppose) of writing more on the subject in order to become more engaged with the content and thus more capable. I didn't do it anything with it then and I'm not going to do much with it

April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

In a nutshell, this month's Big Question is, do you ever get stuck getting new solutions or ideas accepted and implemented by your organization or client? In most organizations, especially large ones, one must get a lot of buy-in and this usually involves making a business case, predicting cost savings, efficiencies, potential return on investment, etc., etc., Oh, case studies and benchmarking from other organizations help too.

Training vs. Information: When do we need what?

Bottom-Line Performance

I just read an article by Jay Cross, a big proponent of Web 2.0 tools. He wants to get us away from talking about e-learning and instead talk about “emergent learning&# or “improv learning.&# He argues that much of our traditional approaches to learning are out of sync with the realities of today’s work world. Cross comments: The first wave of e-learning brochures invariably touted the benefits of focusing on the learner.

Brain rules #3

Clive on Learning

Rule 3: Every brain is wired differently In this chapter, John Medina explains how every brain is different from every other: "When you learn something, the wiring in your brain changes." What you do in life physically changes what your brain looks like." "Our Our brains are so sensitive to external inputs that their physical wiring depends upon the culture in which they find themselves." Learning results in physical changes to the brain and these changes are unique to each individual."

The Secret to Getting Learning Results May Not Be What You Think

Do you struggle to achieve measurable results with your learning solutions? If so, you’re not alone. According to CEB, traditional training only creates 37% learning transfer. This guide explores the causes of poor transfer and concrete steps to achieving better outcomes.

Visuals and Audio in eLearning (Ruth Clark)

Learning Visions

Donald Clark posted a link to a lovely little article by Ruth Clark: Give Your Training a Visual Boost in the April 09 edition of ASTD's T&D. The article contains such gems as: "Decorative visuals defeat learning." " and "The least successful learning resulted from text and audio repetition of that text." " This would be a great article to forward to a client. You know the one.

Long Live?

Tony Karrer

Just got through reading - Long Live Instructor-Led Learning - by Saul Carliner, who is a person I know, like and respect. Wow, did he step in it on this one. Was his purpose link-bait by putting up something that is so horribly wrong as to cause us to want to respond? He had me scratching my head about Long Live what?

Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Upside Learning

Purchasing and implementing an LMS for your organization is a business-critical activity. And the wide number of choices available all around doesn’t make it any easier to decide which LMS fits your needs and of course, the bill.

Getting Revolutionary: LC Big Q

Clark Quinn

The Learning Circuits’ Blog Big Question of the Month is whether and how get ‘unstuck’, when you’ve got a lot to offer and it’s well beyond what they expect you to do in your job. This actually resonates with two separate things, some thoughts around ‘being revolutionary’, and a previous post based upon a similar complaint that triggered this month’s question (must be a lot of understandable angst out there).

The Essential Template for Your Customer Training Strategy

Looking to build your customer training strategy? The process can be overwhelming, if you don’t have a set plan from the start. This template can help.

On Reflective Learning

Learning Visions

I clipped this a year ago, with the intention (I suppose) of writing more on the subject in order to become more engaged with the content and thus more capable. I didn't do it anything with it then and I'm not going to do much with it now, except share it with all of you: Steve Hargadon Web 2.0 Is the Future of Education Because it is in the act of our becoming a creator that our relationship with content changes, and we become more engaged and more capable at the same time. reflective learning

Digital Learning for Digital Britain

Lars is Learning

Below is an opinion piece I wrote for Training Journal back last month which is published today. Would welcome your own comments on the Digital Britain report and what it means for us in the learning field. Should the UK be aiming higher?The The Digital Britain interim report published in January 2009 attempts to lay out an agenda for driving forward the UK's Digital.

Microsoft Surface Launched

Upside Learning

Microsoft Surface was formally launched and is now available in 12 countries. A school in the UK used it for a day; here’s what they did with it: Such technology opens up a paradigm of interaction that been under-utilized in learning.