Don’t Control Knowledge, Let the Base Free

Nick Leffler

Hopefully dropping some knowledge on the knowledge-base will open the flood gates. There’s been a few times when a knowledge base has popped up in my world lately, from where I put things in a closed internal environment to being available to the public. I’m writing specifically about an internal knowledge base for employees to put some context around what you read here, not the public knowledge base which is another animal.

How to Use Enterprise Social Networks to On-Board New Employees


As more evidence piles up linking employee engagement to performance, organizations need to take the entire on-boarding process much more seriously. One important way organizations can do this is to help new people “adjust” or “socialize” into the new organization. People want to, even need to, feel connected to the organization in which they work to make a meaningful, valuable contribution and help the organization perform well.

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SCORM and xAPI LMS in a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

A learning management system (LMS) is considered to be a necessary tool in most complex organizations today, especially those industries, like nuclear energy, airlines, and healthcare, where monitoring compliance with government-imposed training requirements is essential.

How Can e-Learning Fit The Needs Of Small And Medium Businesses?


In the twenty first century, ours is knowledge-based economy. All industry leaders agree that the performance of an organization depends on how up-to-date the employees are on latest knowledge and skills.

Is Content Curation the Future of Instructional Design?


Even if you’re in a large Fortune 500 enterprise with the luxury of a Learning and Development department, do you really see content curation as part of curriculum design, management leadership development, onboarding, sales training, etc.?

On the brink with mobile– what learning executives say

Allison Rossett

My point then was that mobile offers immense potential for learning and support but that it is not yet making much of a difference in the enterprise. Their focus is on results for their organizations and high quality experiences for their people. Mobile is not yet center stage in their enterprise learning. Not yet, but soon, is how I would characterize the responses from leaders in organizations as different as Amway and Ingersoll Rand. Words without actions.

Workplace Learning in a World "Beyond Automation"

ID Reflections

Certain skills will become fundamental to thriving in future organizations. Unfortunately organizations have been created with efficiency in mind. Communities foster collaboration and cooperation, exchange of diverse perspectives and creation of entirely new knowledge.

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To BYOD or not to BYOD at work? That is the question


Learning at work happens all the time in this knowledge-based economy, and it’s not always between office walls. This means that managers have to carefully consider all aspects of a BYOD at work implementation and its impact over the good functioning of their organization.

How to Implement an LMS Successfully?


Implementations will vary from customer to customer and whether your LMS choice is an installed solution which will take a longer time to configure in comparison to a cloud-based LMS such as LearnUpon which has zero deployment time.

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Cloud LMS or Hosted LMS: How Are They Different?

ATD Learning Technologies

As e-learning continues to gain momentum in employee training, the advantages of cloud-based learning management systems (LMSs) have become increasingly prevalent components for companies looking to offer practical and adaptable training methods.

The 2020 Workforce and the LMS Disconnect


Based on insights from her book , the podcast looks at trends and predictions about what the workforce will look like in 2020. This means that over half an organization’s workforce will have been hyper-connected since birth. However, before Jeanne’s hopeful predictions of the highly agile and fluid 2020 workforce connected by mobile social networks can come to fruition, the dependence on the enterprise LMS and the old modes of training delivery needs to be broken.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] or November 30-December 1, 2012 Cyberspace, 10 th conference, organized by Masaryk University and the European Academy of Law and ICT , Brno, Czech Republic. link] January 24-25, 2013 Project-Based Learning Plugged In, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Clayton R.

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Our client list includes 16 Fortune 100 companies and several dozen more Fortune 500 organizations.

Investing in Social and Informal Learning Klass Capital Acquires Controlling Stake in Docebo

Training Industry

The private equity firm made its first investment in the company in February of this year; the initial $3 million in growth equity was raised by Docebo to accelerate the growth of its Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise e-learning platform. Since that investment, according to the press release, Docebo “has experienced consistent triple digit growth” and added more than ten enterprise customers every month. “We Other organizations have drawn similar conclusions.

College Completion Matters

The Peformance Improvement

Managers who cannot read and write at college level or don’t understand the math needed in automated, computer-driven, 21 st century companies will not be successful and, worse, will be a detriment to their organizations.

Partner stories: an interview with CLICK&LEARN, our Austrian partner


A company which was founded in 1998 and based in Linz, Austria, CLICK&LEARN is known within the EU for its innovative methods in implementing knowledge-based training programs and learning solutions with state-of-the-art technology.

Back to Basics: How to Add a User Manually

DigitalChalk eLearning

There are a couple of ways to manually add users to your DigitalChalk organization. If you have a Business or Enterprise account you will have access to this feature. This feature is ideal for organizations that need to add a large number of users at the same time. Another option is to add users one by one – this feature is available to every organization.

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Working Smarter in Social Business

Jay Cross

Smart organizations will get good at it. Organizations must provide the scaffolding that focuses on discovery, practice, sharing, and reinforcement. The corporate learning function is only now sticking its toe in the enterprise 2.0

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Back to Basics: How to Create an Offering

DigitalChalk eLearning

You will be able to setup the following information when creating your offering: Details : Title, Allow Students to Retake, Max Students, Enable comments (the comments feature will only be visible to Business and Enterprise accounts). Registration : Here you will determine how student’s will pay for the course, either by using funds from your organization’s account balance to cover the delivery fee, or what price the student will be charged to register for the course.

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Educational & Enterprise. Organizers. 3 – For those who would like some help with using these tools, I’m putting together a collection of continuously updated (ad-free) online Quick Guides in the 100 Tools Knowledge Base.

Should You Replace Classroom with Online Training?


First, as organizations become more dispersed, classroom training becomes a larger challenge as employees work in offices (and at home) all over the world. As with many things, just understanding something is not enough of a knowledge base to apply it.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Podcasts are a great medium for distributing an organization’s content and expertise because they can be played on hand held devices and computers. Blogging to teach others is common in the public domain, but not so within an organization.

How to keep your sanity in the “Learning Vortex”?

Vignettes Learning

Part 3 –Influences The “Learning Vortex” takes place in the larger context of our organizations and societies. Organizations that are seemingly slow in adapting to change often create environments where the learning professional is caught in a flux.

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

Many organizations offer prepackaged MOOCs, and this is a very good option for workplace skills, professional development, and other parts of a training program that don’t require company-specific content. ALISON is a MOOC provider that specializes in workplace skills and professional development, offering courses in business and enterprise skills, financial and economic literacy, digital literacy and IT, and even personal development and soft skills.

5 Tips For Finding (and working with) An eLearning Development Company


Time has rendered the question of whether a modern enterprise needs eLearning, irrelevant. You need to search for, find, organize, annotate and prepare your raw material. Of course it does.

50 suggestions for implementing 70-20-10 (3)

Jay Cross

Members of CoPs develop and share knowledge, values, recommendations and standards. Respected senior chefs add to the knowledge base; that fuels the evolution of the chef community. It organizes itself, buzzes with activity and produces honey for the markets.

‘Best of Elearning! ’ Awards Honor 100 Top Solutions


An exclusive handful of organizations have won Best of Elearning! 100 honors (top global learning organization). >> Filtering based on groups, date range, courses, activity and more. >> Rapid integration with enterprise and HR software. LMS ENTERPRISE. The suite of IBM Kenexa talent products includes BrassRing, Skills Assessments, Talent Insights, Talent Acquisition Suite, Survey Enterprise and BrassRing Candidate Relationship Manager.

How Effective are Your Training Dollars?

CLO Magazine

Organizations invest millions of dollars each year in learning initiatives, but few actually calculate the return on investment or effectiveness of their investments. It may be attached to a change in business processes or in the organization. In his May 2012 research, “Impact of Training on Success of ERP Projects,” feedback from IT executives indicates team members’ knowledge and skills are the most critical factors leading to project success (Figure 1).

Pick of the month: October 2012

Jane Hart

L&D needs to initiate a social learning program before the organization learns socially. ” 2 - Can Learnist hold the key to enterprise learning - Paul, 5 October 2012. Does Google make us stupid, or has it given us a deeper knowledge?

A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel


We discussed the evolution of the mLevel game-based learning platform and how it has helped a number of companies increase the effectiveness of learning in their organizations. Our client list includes 16 Fortune 100 companies and several dozen more Fortune 500 organizations.

eLearning Conferences 2010

Tony Karrer

link] December 7-9, 2009 International Association for the Scientific Knowledge (IASK) Teaching and Learning : Excellence and Quality – Timeless Challenges in Education, Proto, Portugal. link] March 22-25, 2010 VoiceCon : Use Communications to Transform Your Enterprise, Orlando, Florida, USA.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

link] ResearchatAUC/conferences/ elearning/Pages/default.aspx January 11-14, 2009 Association for Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education (ACUTA) Winter Seminar – Unified IP Communications Applications Across the Enterprise and Preparing Communications Technologies for Emergencies and Disasters, Palm Springs, California, USA. link] January 28-30, 2009 International Conference on Knowledge Management , Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: The Value of Instructional Designers

Learning Visions

In my opinion, knowledge of tools is certainly a value add. I agree with Rupa when she says that knowledge of tools is an add-on while designing a training program. They have the knowledge and that is why we should use their focussed knowledge services.

How to Make The SAAS Decision

CLO Magazine

Software as a service systems are slowly replacing many software functions in both large and small organizations. SaaS enterprise systems, such as learning management systems, may not be viable for every organization. Cloud applications can be great for many organizations, but continuous monthly fees can add up over time, whereas with installed software the upfront costs are usually the largest because of licensing and implementation.