Improving Informal Learning

Big Dog, Little Dog

Two recent posts got my attention -- Tony Karrer's Reduce Searching Start Talking and Harold Jarche's Effective knowledge sharing. Harold notes the 80-20 funding ratio between formal and informal learning and Will Thalheimer questions this funding differential in the comment section.

LMS Reporting is Broken

Wisetail LMS

When we say LMS reporting is broken, it's because as we talk to people searching for a new LMS we are continually surprised by how they simply cannot get the right information the right people. Learn more. The post LMS Reporting is Broken appeared first on Wisetail. All LMS Best Practices LMS LRS mobile learning mobile training reporting

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How You Can Protect Your Course Videos

LearnDash

Videos are extremely popular in online courses, but how do you prevent people from stealing the content? What you need to remember is that the people searching for freebies are not the people you want as customers anyhow. There are also some subtle strategies you can use to give these people a little “heartburn” which I will to at the end of this article.

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Discover Your Organization’s Learning Ecosystems

Watershed

While many learning opportunities are obvious, others can be subtle—such as informal conversations or impromptu Google searches. Employees may be using hundreds of informal pathways to learn new things. These informal learning programs have their own informal learning ecosystems that can consist of mentors, peers, performance support tools, Google, YouTube, industry publications, and many other resources. Informal Learning.

How to Create a DIY Green Screen Video Effect

Visual Lounge

Many companies use green screen to produce informative product videos, company updates and more. Over 33,000 people search for green screen help each month, and most people think that it takes complicated software to accomplish this visual effect.

Diigo User Communities

Experiencing eLearning

If you’re more interested in the people than the pages and tags, the People Search By Site is a better tool. I like being able to see this information to learn about what my readers like from my blog. Obviously the information’s a bit limited because only 12 people have bookmarked my site, but it’s still fun to look at what they saved and how they tagged it.

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How To Use Green Screen In Your Marketing Videos

Visual Lounge

Many companies use green screen to produce informative product videos, company updates and more. Over 33,000 people search for green screen help each month, and most people think that it takes complicated software to accomplish this visual effect.

Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

In 2016, most people are accustomed to social media and the conventions associated with profiles, friends, posts, liking and sharing. More importantly, people can leverage all the social behaviors they apply elsewhere to the process of learning.

Making the Move: Converting Training into Online Courses

360 Training

Effective instructional technologies and rich learning experiences coupled with flexibility and cost-effectiveness make elearning an ideal way for people to develop knowledge and learn new skills with ease. For example, PowerPoint presentations are often designed primarily to provide supplemental information to attendees while the live trainer conducts a training session. Is the information relevant and up-to-date? eLearning is on the rise and it’s here to stay.

What Is E-Learning Today?

looop

By the end of the 2000s, web-search and constant connectivity had given the world’s information to every employee, whenever and wherever they needed it, and e-learning seemed like a facile distraction rather than a critical performance enabler.

Social Learning for Associations: What to Expect in a Modern LMS

Talented Learning

” Social learning means many different things to many different people, so let’s take a step back, define our terms and then we’ll briefly look at the most attractive social learning features. Informal discussions, knowledge sharing and other types of peer-to-peer and group communication enrich learning for individuals as well as the community, overall. Find-the-Expert function – people search and communication via chat, thread and email.

Search

Tony Karrer

This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. Search.

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5 Creative Ways to Market Your eLearning on a Budget

Association eLearning

On your association’s company page you can include information about your course under the “Products” tab. Hashtags are a fast, free way to gain additional exposure for your tweets, help people search for specific content on Twitter, and can be used in your marketing promotions to drive traffic to your Twitter profile. People love to see what they’re getting before they open their wallet. Wishes more people cared about: Proper grammar.

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Learnnovators: You have been on a mission to help organizations “tell their stories to the people who need to hear them”. Its research is used by Governments to inform economic policy; by universities and education establishments; by journalists; by investors evaluating new opportunities and by other research organisations. Moreover, by using curation tools such as Twitter, Yammer, Skype and other texting tools, as well as Facebook, social/informal learning is progressing at a pace.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Can Help Your Online Course

DigitalChalk eLearning

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) refers to designing your website so that it appears in the non-paid, “organic” section of search results when people search key phrases on sites like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Spotlight On…You!

eLearning Weekly

This tells me that people are increasingly seeking employment (no real surprise, I suppose). There are a few big advantages for doing this: You’ll get exposure on a blog that is read by thousands of people each month. Your profile will be indexed by search engines, so your name may begin showing up when people search for certain keywords. The right person may happen to see your information and give you a call. Submit Your Information.

10 Search Engine Marketing Basics You Have to Master

DigitalChalk eLearning

Search engine marketing is a little like chess. In this post, I’ll be covering 10 search engine marketing (SEM) basics that you’ll need to master in order to succeed as a digital marketer. The fourth search engine marketing basic you’ll need to master is writing good text ads.

The scarcity of attention rule

The Learning Circuits

Fred Wilson, a well known VC, covers on his blog a topic that I think is very relevant to the field of learning: The overabundance of information leads to a scarcity of attention "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it."

So Many Questions About Education's Future

CLO Magazine

At this point, there are no concrete answers, but I did a little digging and uncovered some opinions and research about the future of higher education that should influence and inform decisions in the present. Though the rise of MOOCs has been polarizing in educational circles, access to free or lower-cost online classes is revolutionizing the cost-sensitive higher education arena and attracting hundreds of thousands of people searching for an accessible, flexible alternative.

Focus on What Matters Most

Marcia Conner

Marcia Conner : What do people need to learn in order to change their lives so that they can get to and do what really matters? There are many people who just picked up one of the books and got it—like you. A lot of people are at that same place.

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