Sat.Oct 29, 2011 - Fri.Nov 04, 2011

LMS: Build Vs Buy – A Decision Paradigm

Upside Learning

Many times I come across this typical dilemma my clients face and deliberate upon – should they try to custom build an LMS or buy an off-the-shelf LMS and customize it?

PowerPoint 2010: Creating a Spinning Animation

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

by AJ George. Have you ever tried to use PowerPoint to create a spinning animation (such as the ticking hands of a clock)? If so, you may have gotten frustrated and quit because the most logical animation to use--the spin animation--spins objects from their center axes.

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Key social learning resources: Part 9 #sociallearning

Jane Hart

A nice selection of posts about social learning and social media for learning this week.

Michio Kaku Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

Michio Kaku keynoted the DevLearn keynote today. With his signature phrase,”in the future…”, he covered new techs and made tentative connections to learning. technology

How UserTesting Drives Product Adoption and CX with Customer Education

Speaker: Steve Fleming-Prot, Content Strategist, UserTesting

In this webinar, Steve Fleming-Prot of UserTesting will share lessons learned from building UserTesting’s Learning Navigator and on-demand University, and why Customer Education is an important part of CX—and CX is an important part of Customer Education.

In Tough Times There’s Increased Commitment To Workplace Learning

Upside Learning

I stumbled on the ASTD State of The Industry Report 2011 yesterday – find it here. The title proudly claims “Increased Commitment to Workplace Learning” and that is indeed heartening to see.

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How Much Does Informal Learning Actually Cost?

Dashe & Thomson

Current research indicates that 20% of learning is formal and 80% is informal, yet 80% of training budgets are spent on formal learning and only 20% on informal learning.

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Koulopoulos Keynote Mindmap

Clark Quinn

The afternoon keynote at DevLearn was an energizing and insightful visitation of innovation and the future by Thom Koulopolous. social strategy

October 2011 in Review

Jane Hart

I’ve added over 50 links to interesting articles and resources in my Reading List in October. As I’ve mentioned lots of them in my continuing series of postings on Key Social Learning Resources, here I want to pick out just five more. 1 and 2.

Constraints that Affect Design

Bottom-Line Performance

(We have created an 8-part comprehensive report containing a series of one-to-two page “briefs” regarding learning game design. This is part 6: Constraints that Affect Design. If you would like to see the white paper in its entirety, check out the Learning Briefs section on our website.).

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Training for Lead Generation, Customer Onboarding and Support

Customer lifecycle training gives customers the knowledge and tools they need to be successful. As customer success and satisfaction grows, so does retention and repeat business. This eBook can help training teams improve or expand their customer training programs.

The eLearning Bible- Part II- eLearning by Design by William Horton

Web Courseworks

I just got my copy of Bill Horton’s second edition of E-learning by Design. Really, there is so much new material in this book that the publisher should have given it a new title. Disclaimer: Bill and I are friends. However, as he will attest to, I enjoy being intellectually critical of his work. A [.]. eLearning Bill Horton book review books design elearning instructional design Jon Aleckson

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Sage at the Side

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I wrote an article (PDF) talking about how we might go beyond our current ‘apart’ learning experiences.

Trickle Down Education: Taking Graduate Level Work to Sixth Graders

Kapp Notes

Yesterday, I spent the entire day with 6th graders. It was wonderful.

Slide in Text with Lectora

Integrated Learnings

by Jonathan Shoaf. There is not much worse than static text in online learning. Learners go online to get immersed and engaged. They pick up a book to read text. So I try to be careful about how I use text when I am developing a course. I like text to be timely, simple, and sparse.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

Your search for the perfect candidate has resulted in zero perfectly skilled applicants. What’s going on? Enter… the skills gap. This report, ‘The Employment Skills Gap and What To Do About It,' breaks down the issue with solutions you can apply now.

See you at #DevLearn

Jane Hart

I’m just about to start packing to fly to Las Vegas tomorrow for DevLearn 2011, where. I’m going to be hosting the Management Xchange stage on 2nd and 3rd November: “The Management Xchange offers practical approaches for addressing the key issues involved in successful eLearning management. The Xchange showcases well-known learning experts, learning and training managers, … Read the rest. Social learning

Devlearn conference day 2: curation

Challenge to Learn

I started with a morning buzz session with Jay Cross. He told us how he deals with the information overload that is flooding all of us. The message is simple. You go from push to pull, with RSS feeds you pull information in instead for searching it on the web. The second step is that he uses software ( Aggregage ) to store, organize and publish the information he pulls in. This way he creates a place where people can go to see his selection of information for certain topics.

Employee Engagement: What to Make of Survey Findings

The Performance Improvement Blog

In reference to a recent Gallup survey of employee engagement that shows that 71% of employees are not engaged in their work, Wally Bock, in his Three Star Leadership Blog , offers these provocative observations: After a full decade of high-priced experts and "engagement partners" laboring away, engagement scores have not changed significantly.

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G-Cube Wins Deloitte Tech Fast 50 India Award Third Year in a Row

G-Cube

It gives me great pride to announce that G-Cube has won Deloitte’s Tech Fast 50 India award third year in a row. This award recognizes 50 fastest growing companies in revenue terms in a region.

A New Segmentation Model for Customer Onboarding

A great customer onboarding program is a proactive and meaningful way to make a lasting impact on customer engagement, retention, and expansion. In this eBook, Skilljar will show you a new framework for building a customer onboarding program, including how to segment users and drive long-term value and retention through education.

Teach on the Beach

Kapp Notes

Here are my slides and relevant resources from my Boca Raton FL for the wonderful people at Grace Hill. Had a great time. Walked on the beach in the morning and presented Gadgets, Games and Gizmos right before lunch. Hope you find these resources helpful.

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DevLearn conference Day 1: a hectic day

Challenge to Learn

The actual start of the conference and what a day it turned out to be. It began early at 02.00. I woke up after just two hours of sleep (the jet lag hit me) and I was wide awake. At three I decided to go down to the casino with $100 in my pocket and I played black jack for half an hour. And it paid off. I’m not a gambler at all. It is my second time in Vegas and it was my second time in a casino. The previous time I won $1200, so it is Las Vegas 0 – Kasper 1700!

Don Bolen Agile Project Management for Elearning Dev #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes from DevLearn in Las Vegas, November 3 2011. Agile tools, tips and techniques to use for building your elearning. There is no agile project management police – you can mix and match and do what works in your environment.

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It’s Already Really Happening! The Interactive Bio-Book

KnowledgeStar

Found this article on Fast Company. Since Education has completely intersected with Technology, it’s not a surprise anymore to find education-related material in technology-oriented magazines. This is SO amazing that when you start to read back in these posts and look at the inevitable way forward you will be blown away by the possibilities. I’m [.]. Education elearning Learning Social Learning

The Definitive Guide to Customer Education Metrics

As you build and scale your customer education program, the right data can help you identify patterns, make evidence-based decisions, and adapt strategy to meet business goals. In this eBook, Skilljar will share the data and metrics best practices that have helped their customers meet program goals and communicate business impact.

Anatomy of an Outstanding Résumé

Mindflash

You’re well educated and you have great experience in the workplace, but landing a job is proving far more difficult than you imagined. Perhaps it’s time to step up to the plate and hit your résumé out of the park.

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Devlearn conference and expo Las Vegas

Challenge to Learn

Tomorrow I’m leaving for the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas. It will be a very important week for easygenerator. We have been working towards this event for the last 10 months; it will be our official US market launch, a big and important step for us. We finished easygenerator version 8 last week and we believe that we now have a unique authoring environment that really stands out from our competitors. Next week we will find out if our potential customers feel the same.

Ethan Edwards: 5 Most Important Analysis Questions You’ll Ever Ask #devlearn

Learning Visions

My live blogged notes with session with Ethan Edwards of Allen Interactions (www.alleninteractions.com). Same issues we’re dealing with in elearning today that we were dealing with 30 years ago. Better elearning, better processes! ADDIE…we’ve heard of it, is it iterative? Regardless of what you do – you need analysis/backgrounding. Challenges of design for elearning: instruction must stand on its own can’t be adjusted or fixed on the fly (when we teach classroom…”let’s skip these pages.”

Me-pod, You-pod, Everybody iPod

KnowledgeStar

Are iPads on their way to replacing computers in K-12 schools? It sure looks that way. A recent survey of district tech directors found that all were testing or deploying tablet devices—and they expect them to outnumber computers by 2016. If you have kids in the K-12 grades better get ahead of this curve to help them succeed. Education elearning K-12 Education Learning Social Learning

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