Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. Military.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Virtual Boot-Camp: Games and Learning with the U.S. The New York Times recently featured a fascinating article by Andrew Martin and Thomas Lin that details the shift in thinking within the military that may soon take it to the forefront of virtual training.

Can Games Transform the World? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Can Games Transform the World? It turns out that the mechanics of videogames can transform the world—making even the most arduous tasks pleasant and rewarding. Incorporating games in learning makes good sense; doing so can transform learning – and quite possibly the world. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Social Media: The Virtual “Over-The-Partition” Learning Network by Jolene on April 28, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , Video , social learning According to the 1996 report from the U.S. Because video can be the virtual “over-the-partition” colleague.

Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Leveraging the Law of the Few to Manage Change in the Workplace by Paul on February 21, 2011 in social learning If you’ve paid any attention to the adult learning landscape over the last few years, you know that the new social learning push is being fueled by the emergence of social media.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Give User Adoption the Respect it Deserves by Paul on May 17, 2011 in user adoption User adoption is the single biggest challenge when implementing new technology – it is now and it has been for 15 years. You can have the best software in the world, with the most sophisticated features, analytics and integration, but if people don’t use it, it isn’t going to add value.

Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why Companies Should Spend More on Social Learning by Paul on May 5, 2011 in Informal Learning , blended learning , social learning Companies are spending next to nothing on social learning, and their frugality is going to come back to haunt them. He broke to the world what is most likely going to be the biggest story of the year, while it was happening in complete secrecy.

The Sound of Silence | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Sound of Silence by Jim on April 7, 2011 in eLearning At what point does narration really add anything to an eLearning module, and at what point is it simply being added because “it’s what’s expected?” When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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The Return of the (Digital) Native | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Return of the (Digital) Native by Jim on March 25, 2011 in mobile learning In recent years, we’ve all heard a lot about digital natives. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Analyzing the ROI of Social Media in Training by Jim on May 3, 2011 in social learning A continuing theme among my blog posts has been the difficulty of demonstrating the ROI of social learning initiatives. So, long story short, social media once again proves its immense utility in a world where Web 2.0

What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can Charlie Sheen Teach Us About Internal Marketing? In an aptly named article, “ Why Charlie Sheen Should be Your Social Media Manager ,” Osas Obaiza at iMedia Connection brings up an interesting example of how this plays in the external marketing world: Take a look at the McDonald’s Twitter account, it boasts at paltry 90,925 following.

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The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Renewed Importance of EHR Training – Meaningful Use Incentives by Jim on March 3, 2011 in EHR Training Since the beginning of last year’s health care debate, we’ve all been hearing a lot about Electronic Health Records (EHR), and the promise they hold for saving money and improving patient outcomes.

What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS What Can March Madness Teach Us About Blended Learning? Blended learning may be a newer phenomenon in the corporate world, but coaches have been using a mixture of video, instructor-led, experiential and peer-to-peer learning for decades.

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My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It's not “to be.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS My Learning Resolution For The Year (Hint: It’s not “to be original&# ) by Jim on January 5, 2011 in eLearning , social learning With the New Year comes new resolutions, and I’ve made an effort (you might even call it a resolution) to have at least one of mine be training related (the others were booked solid).

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget)

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget) by Jim on December 8, 2010 in Project Management/Project Delivery Thesis: Keeping a team happy and humming along on a project is often as simple a matter as balancing the urge to ov er-manage or under-manage.

Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Five Project Management Maxims We All Know (But Often Forget) by Jim on December 8, 2010 in Project Management/Project Delivery Thesis: Keeping a team happy and humming along on a project is often as simple a matter as balancing the urge to ov er-manage or under-manage.

The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) | Social.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) by Jim on December 22, 2010 in feedback , marketing The holidays are upon us, which means gifts, family, services… and the end of the fiscal year. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe)

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Great Survey Completion Rate Dilemma Solved (Maybe) by Jim on December 22, 2010 in feedback , marketing The holidays are upon us, which means gifts, family, services… and the end of the fiscal year. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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Measuring Project Success: Thoughts for the Training Professional.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Measuring Project Success: Thoughts for the Training Professional by Jim on April 24, 2011 in Project Management/Project Delivery When we think of the concept of “success,” it often seems relatively straightforward. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Learning from The King's Speech | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Learning from The King’s Speech by Jolene on February 26, 2011 in Informal Learning , Instructional Design , Training Development , eLearning , social learning With the Academy Awards coming up, one of the most talked about movies this month must be The King’s Speech, which I finally saw this weekend.

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Not Everyone is a Social Customer | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Not Everyone is a Social Customer by Paul on February 11, 2011 in Development Tools , customer service , social learning A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog about the need to train your clients on the various methods of…training.

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The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Ultimate Brain Food: Performance Support by Jolene on January 21, 2011 in Informal Learning , eLearning , mobile learning , performance support In his blog post Social Learning and the Exobrain , Simon Bostok (prolific and thought-provoking blogger at Hypergogue ), declares: The smart people in learning have been talking about shifting pretty much everything to Performance Support.

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Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Collaborative Learning Lessons from Wikipedia (and Small Insects) by Jim on February 15, 2011 in Informal Learning , performance support , social learning One thing that has always struck me as particularly fascinating about social learning is how it is often at its most effective when its direction is provided by the learners themselves.

The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Do Instructional Designers in the Social Digital Age need an Engineering Background? Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

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The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Web-Based, Instructor-Led, EPSS? Train Your Client On Training by Paul on January 31, 2011 in Instructional Design , Training Development In the enterprise learning industry, when you sit down with a client to discuss an opportunity, oftentimes the client has a good idea what they want.

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Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Surfing the Net: Waste of Time or Personal Directed Learning? Charles Jennings hits the nail on the head when he says: We are moving to the world of the sons of Socrates, where dialogue and guidance are key competencies. Our world is becoming so complex, so quickly that it requires us to learn in a new way.

eLearning Review: A Module for the National Security Arena

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS eLearning Review: A Module for the National Security Arena by Jim on October 15, 2010 in Reviews , eLearning Most of the eLearning modules we design here at Dashe & Thomson are aimed at the corporate audience. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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eLearning Review: A Module for the National Security Arena.

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS eLearning Review: A Module for the National Security Arena by Jim on October 15, 2010 in Reviews , eLearning Most of the eLearning modules we design here at Dashe & Thomson are aimed at the corporate audience. When Im not busy helping to change the face of corporate learning, I like to train with the Dashe & Thomson company bike team, travel and read.

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Rx for SMEs

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Rx for SMEs | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Rx for SMEs by Jolene on January 14, 2011 in subject matter experts , system implementation training Subject Matter Experts are some of the hardest working people on the planet — especially when it comes to system implementation projects. Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good.

Who's Building the Social Learning Roads? | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Who’s Building the Social Learning Roads? I’m merely attempting to show how confusing this new world of social media is. And if the corporate world hasn’t figured it out yet, the academic world will most likely be stumbling for awhile.

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The Temporary Staffing Revolution | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Temporary Staffing Revolution by Paul on December 28, 2010 in Temporary staffing A few weeks ago, I grabbed coffee with a long-time family friend that happens to be a training developer.

Hey, That's Social Learning!

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good. by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. The concert featured six chamber ensembles, five of which were self-directed.

Hey, That's Social Learning! | Social Learning Blog

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Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Hey, That’s Social Learning! Im a problem-solver and thoroughly enjoy helping clients succeed and look good. by Jolene on December 14, 2010 in social learning Recently I witnessed a fabulous and fascinating display of social learning – a high school chamber music concert. The concert featured six chamber ensembles, five of which were self-directed.