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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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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Trending Sources

The paradox of augmented reality

E-Learning Provocateur

While Google Glass has augmented reality capability, it is essentially a wearable computer with which digital information is conveniently presented in front of the wearer’s eye. In contrast, Sun Seeker lays the sun’s trajectory over the real background.

Sun, Elite, and the future

Jay Cross

At the CLO Symposium, Karie Willyerd showed samples of how Sun Microsystems is preparing to greet the workforce of 2020. Sun is constructing a platform that makes the nuggets available; you can mine for them however you choose. Sun and ILA are developing what I call learnscapes.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

You’ve just been informed that you’ve been signed up for “training” What is your immediate thought? The sun is bright here in 2016 with exciting ways to change up the training perception. Most importantly, not waiting for a classroom to dole the information out.

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.

#EDENchat Up close and personal

Learning with e's

I attended the first ever Personal Learning Environments conference in Barcelona, about 5 years ago, and spent three glorious days in the sun, learning from others about the PLE and how it would revolutionise learning.

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?

The 12 Days of eLearning

eLearning Brothers

As you can see, our experience spans across many different verticals and no two projects are the same, so we can build anything under the sun.

3 Reasons Why You Should Join an eLearning Community


Of course no one knows everything about elearning, but the information you do know could help someone in need - and that’s where joining a community comes into play. A plus about this type of community is that there is no need to charge for the information you give and vice versa. Do you have Facebook Messenger? How about a group chat with your closest friends? Does your job use Slack to communicate with one another?

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.

Team Learning Up With Talent

CLO Magazine

These platforms and the informal learning and mentoring they enable make it necessary for learning leaders to work more closely with employees and business units to build content and create a culture where people turn to each other for help and knowledge-sharing instead of the learning department.

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5 Hot Sales Trends of 2016

CommLab India

Another trip around the sun and the calendar year has almost come to an end. Informed buying patterns, new technologies, globalization, and many other factors are responsible for changes in the sales environment.

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Out & About: A Change is Coming to Higher Ed

Kapp Notes

As Scott McNealy, Chairman of Sun stated: Technology has to play a huge role in education. They might meet with faculty and peers one day a week on campus, and then use simulations, virtual worlds and downloaded information the rest of the week to complete coursework. The future of higher education is online. Unfortunately, many faculty and administrators can't see the tidal wave of online learning that is approaching but it is approaching.

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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.

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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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?

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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.

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

Learning with e's

Now, for those who are unfamiliar with the Reform Symposium, let me explain: It's a 72 hour live web based symposium that follows the sun. All of the museum exhibits have information embedded within them. A few years ago I presented a keynote for the Reform Symposium.

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 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.”

21 Business Phrases that Should Never Be Used in eLearning (or in Business)

eLearning Brothers

Use this instead – Completely Transparent, Revealing Information. An informal phrase to say something is done or produced hastily, or in a makeshift manner.

#DevLearn 2012: Kapp Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

Posing for a picture with former student Xiaomei (Ivy) Sun who is creating a lot of elearning in China. This can be explained by the fact that it is easier for students to figuratively ‘compartmentalize’ the information from the avatar when it was delivered by two distinct sources.

Letting Go of the Need to Know Everything: Use Context Setting Learning Objectives

Vignettes Learning

How do we make sense of the huge barrage of information that we encounter on a daily basis? Information overload is a growing concern and it has been discovered that the human mind can only take so much information at a given time.

On Fire in 2013 – What’s going to be hot in e-learning

eLearning 24-7

Allows learners to take courses on a tablet and other mobile devices and then when back online, re-synch with the SaaS system and transfer data and other information – i.e. course data. Yeah I know its not the end of the year, when such forecasts tend to show up in droves.

The solution for happier, more loyal employees? Self-directed learning


The modern employee grew up with constant and unrestricted access to information and this gradually lead to the creation of a culture of self-directed learning through content such as forum posts, specialized Facebook groups and YouTube how-to videos.

How to be a learning mythbuster

Making Change

Expose myths to the sun. Training means putting information into people’s heads. Our job is to make this information easy to understand and remember. “Wait, we can’t design the training that way, because Zeus will rain down fire as punishment!”

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3 Brain science insights about adult learning


A long long time ago people believed that the Sun orbits the Earth. Their brains simply can’t take in new information when it has to deal with more stringent negative emotions. It does a lot of information sorting and rewiring of the neural network.

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Avoid Fails With the Great Onboarding Iceberg


We call this the MOTIVATION PHASE , where the sun is shining and the positive vibes are in the air. Continuous access to training, information, development and not least constructive follow-up is required. Access to ongoing information, training, job-related performance goals and a continuous check-in and visible development. Onboarding is a must in all organizations. It is proven by many and documented by even more, that an effective onboarding process works.

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