Nothing new under the sun

Learning with e's

"What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." - Ecclesiastes 1:9 "In a hunting society, children play with bows and arrows.

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Join Me in Phoenix with ATD’s Valley of the Sun Chapter, October 30-31, 2017


As we all know, informal learning in a social setting is one of the most powerful ways to change behavior and learn new skills, yet many of us struggle to find those opportunities for our own development. The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter , serving the greater Phoenix area.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems The eLearning Guild hosted a webinar this afternoon featuring the winners of The eLearning DemoFest which took place at the DevLearn Conference & Expo on November 7, 2007. Sun added a lot of page-level restrictions.

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The sun sets on Becta

Learning with e's

Since its inception, Becta has been responsible for advising schools and colleges throughout the UK on how best to maximise the potential of ICT - information and communication technologies - in teaching and learning.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Back to Work

Learning Visions

Citrus colored walls, big windows that let the sun pour in. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Monday, August 04, 2008 Back to Work Monday was my first day back to work after almost three months. I put in a nice five hour effort, appearing on site at our new office space. Not too bad. What have I been doing all that time? Enjoying the best summer vacation/maternity leave of my life.

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Informal Learning Hits Brick Walls

Vignettes Learning

I nformal Learning Hits Brick Walls There is more than one way to implement informal learning. It is better to deal with the "formal" requirements of the organization on informal learning. I agree with Jay Cross and Harold Jarche that we should not box-in or put constraints on informal learning otherwise it does not flourish. At the core of informal learning are freedom, independence and flexibility. How do we launch and initiate informal learning?

After the Classroom: What Can You Do to Make Sure New Skills Become Old Hat? [Infographic]

The brain has to weed out useless information for efficiency. Research has demonstrated that if you can reinforce information six times within thirty days, you can retain 90% of the information.

Contents of the informal cloud book

Jay Cross

Work Smarter: Informal Learning Enters the Cloud. Informal Learning , 2, 6, 33, 41, 97, 98, 103, 104, 126, 127, 129, 179, 183, 187. Sun Microsystems, 28. 19.95. Index. ADDIE, 22, 23, 102, 106. Allen Interactions, 106. Andrew McAfee, 121. ASTD, 56, 66, 120, 183. Skinner, 66.

How to Navigate Social Media (and Avoid Information Overload)

Rapid eLearning

For example, if you build rapid elearning courses with Articulate products there are all sorts of resources available to you: Articulate’s Facebook page keeps you up-to-date on news and information. But she felt overwhelmed by all of the information and has started tuning out.

The Prehistoric Learning Metric Still Roaming the Earth Today

Absorb LMS

Spared the typical hours of tracking an injured beast under the hot sun, the hunters enjoyed a rare easy day, expending few calories yet consuming many. Gorg replies: –“From rising of sun to setting of sun, until the rains come.”

Learning Executives Discuss Social Learning

eLearning Cyclops

A very engaging presentation about maximizing learning in the workplace and informal learning. The executives in the video are Mike McDermott (T Rowe Price), Karie Willyerd (Sun Microsystems), and Walt McFarland (Booz Allen Hamilton).

You can stimulate curiosity for self directed learning

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

This morning I cycled in the sun to a school for higher eduction to a look back at a fun and successful project. Can you encourage professionals to learn formally or informally? It is a craving for information.

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Quotes and excerpts on the need for Learning 2.0 from the Best of T+D: 2007-2009

ID Reflections

Learning Gets Social by Tony Bingham: Karie Willyerd, vice president and chief learning officer for Sun Microsystems explains the huge opportunity the profession has in informal learning: “One of the things that has happened is that we have focused so much on the 10 percent [formal learning] that we abdicated the 70 percent [informal learning]. It’s a call to action for learning to become really involved in social media in order to facilitate and enable informal learning.

The #Blimage Challenge

Performance Learning Productivity

My first thoughts were ‘am I looking at a tunnel or the sun? Is the tree heading down a rabbit-hole with its branches reaching into the long bright tunnel (or even along a yellow brick road) or are its branches holding the sun in its yellow sky?

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Moodle Journal

While effectively we are at that time of academic year when everything is winding up and results being agreed and closed off, it is also the time before everyone begins heading for the sun, distant parts or something else, for staff development sessions.

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Alternatives to Second Life Continued

Kapp Notes

MPK20:Sun's Virtual Workplace "Wonderland" The MPK20 virtual world is also known as Wonderland. Sun employees can accomplish their real work, share documents, and meet with colleagues using natural voice communication.

Is Your Training Path Full of Traffic Lights (Instead of Roads)?


Before you answer that, check out the following video from Rogert Ebert’s blog for the Chicago Sun Times. Tags: Online Training elearning informal learning results small business tip training Some food for thought: Is your training path full of traffic lights?

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Giving up control

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

In an article titled Taking the Social Media Plunge: Learning to Let Go , Andy McAfee explores the reluctance of traditional organizations to embrace social media (and informal learning). Tags: Informal Learning innovation inttime

The Prehistoric Learning Metric Still Roaming the Earth Today

Absorb LMS

Spared the typical hours of tracking an injured beast under the hot sun, the hunters enjoyed a rare easy day, expending few calories yet consuming many. Gorg replies: –“From rising of sun to setting of sun, until the rains come.”. Jane is understanding and retaining the information more than Jim. Location: The African Savanna. Date: Fifty-Thousand Years Ago.

3 reasons why your competitors are outshining you

Your Training Edge

While you don’t need to on every social media platform under the sun, you should definitely set up Facebook and Twitter. First of all, triple check all the basic information you put on your pages. In order to keep your business afloat, you need to fight tooth and nail. No matter what line of business you’re in, it’s never easy being your own boss, owning your own company – being an entrepreneur.

Friday Finds | June 1, 2018

Mike Taylor

We’re back from a few relaxing days in the surf, sand, and sun ready for the rest of the summer. Read more in this informative post from UX Movement ( @uxmovement ). Learn more in my Speaking and Workshop Information Sheet. Looking for a previous edition? Check out the archives.

Video-Based Learning Within Available Budget: 5 Tips For Creating Effective Videos


Use of Real-Life situations and scenarios: Learning Videos often have to share a lot knowledge but in a way that is engaging and informative at the same time.

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Hand-picked Resources to Help You Become an Instructional Designer

SHIFT eLearning

With the coming of the Internet, gathering information on almost everything under the sun has become easier than ever before. Just type a few words and Google will throw up tons of information. It is easy to get lost in the minefield of information that the Internet is.

Utilizing The Graphical Element In e-Learning Development: 5 Options To Choose From


The scenario was an informal one, which put the learners at ease and did not bring in the usual ‘tense’ atmosphere that is associated with Learning in the Workplace. For quick response time and timely action of an employee, the image of the rising sun was shown.

Contact Center: Talented Managers are Force-Multipliers


The sun does not have to shine on them every game. Utilizing information more precisely will add more value. Contact centers are trending toward super-agents who can engineer superior customer experiences. What kind of managers will be needed to support these agents? Modern contact centers require materially different managers with new and more important skills.

Innovation In Induction Training: A Case Study


Moving away from a traditional instructor-led classroom approach, the training was infused with animation, audio and video which enabled the learner to retain information in a self-paced manner. With colloquial language and an informal friendly tone the fear of ‘learning’ is banished.

Now What? 6 After Conference Tips

Learning Rebels

The glow of the conference is fading as quickly as the warmth of the Orlando sun. Let the people with whom you exchanged information know that they were special enough to make it into your card file. Okay, you’ve just returned from ATD ICE 2015.

Top 10 LMSs for 2017, Part 1 (10-6)

eLearning 24-7

Expansion of information and latest details and insight were a must. . From the newest feature of video assessment to extensive list of apps (including Shopify), to well, a lot under the sun and around the universe, it is time to once again, welcome them back.

Is It Time to Restore Your eLearning Courses?

eLearning Brothers

The brown paint job had faded and become splotchy, the clutch and brake cables were sun-baked, and the already obnoxious ape hangers were bent in what I can only imagine was a bad encounter with a 2×4. Is there information or training that is outdated?

7 After Conference Ideas: Don’t Lose the Momentum!

Learning Rebels

The glow of the conference is fading as quickly as the sun on the Rockies. Let the people with whom you exchanged information know that they were special enough to make it into your card file. If you were in my session – you learned that not sharing information is hoarding.

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Eclipsed – How the Great Eclipse of 2017 May Have Changed Our Brains Forever


The Earth, Sun and Moon combine in a complex dance to produce a total eclipse that is visible somewhere on the Earth approximately every 18 months, but the Earth is a big place. I thought I was prepared to experience totality with an informed eye.

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Irish Learning Alliance Visit

Kapp Notes

The event was attended by learning leaders from KPMG, Diageo, UBS, Citi, CitiCards, RiskTrain, Deloitte, Astra Zeneca, Morgan Stanley, Tiffany and Sun Micro Systems. You can see Tony's keynote slides and all the information from the meeting at the blog for the Irish Learning Alliance.

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Course of the Week Highlight: It's Getting Hot in Here!


Rather, have you ever had a job that required you to perform labor in the sun, work directly with heat or fire, or be hands-on with temperature devices? Depending on your career, you may have had to deal with “heated” situations.

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Recap ATD China Summit 2015

Kapp Notes

Wei provided good information about logistics and helped to distribute prizes in various categories to outstanding examples of learning excellence such as the Internet-based Operational Technical Training System by China Post Group and the Mobile Learning-Drive Blended Learning by China Mobile.

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Technology Shifts Shine a Light on the Future of Learning


But in this case the learning value comes in the form of data allowing you to make informed decisions about your activities or performance. In business, think of the sun data as a business metric. Every month I contribute a short video segment as the US correspondent for LearningNow.TV.

Sales eLearning – 21 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

Case studies of corporate (social) learning - March 12, 2010 The Business Case for Social Learning , Accenture, Point of View, April 2009 Sun Learning eXchange " When the companys sales division reduced training hours and budget, Sun Learning Services (SLS) needed to get strategic. Social Learning at Sun - Learning in a Sandbox , June 5, 2009 As a result of that they couldn’t provide the training hours needed to meet the training needs of the sales people.

Time Is Money

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

At the end of the last century, Sun Microsystems was a high-flier in the workstation business. Sun was bringing 120 new salespeople a month to a one-week immersion course in Santa Clara. The new hires went through briefings on equipment, applications, competition, Sun, and more.

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