5 keys for Section 508 Compliance and Web Accessibility

Web Courseworks

If web accessibility issues for disabled users aren’t accounted for and addressed at the outset of the design process, the back end of a project can morph into an imposing labyrinth of alt-text, tabbing, transcript, and template color contrast nightmares.

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Ways to Make Your Team More Productive When There Isn’t a Pressing Deadline

Your Training Edge

Whether you are a project manager, a team leader or an employee assigned to one of the numerous company departments, it can be hard to achieve productivity at the best of times. However, there are ways to motivate your team into being more productive even without pressing deadlines.

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Dysfunctional Teams

Clark Quinn

At the ASTD keynote by Patrick Lencioni - Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Quick search and I found some good notes on different web sites so I don't have to type so much. The Five Dysfunctions of Teams are: Absence of Trust: Trust is the foundation of real teamwork. However, in most teams members will not be "vulnerable" with each other (air dirty laundry, admit mistakes, weaknesses and concerns without fear of reprisal). One member of a team can break down trust.

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5 Best Practices For An Effective Virtual Team Experience


Working in virtual teams is hard. There are many issues to contend with: managing different time zones, interacting across cultures, dealing with different communication styles, and, of course, the ever-present technical glitches that arise. phone call or web chat) communications.

5 Signs You Need to Expand Your Small Business Team (And 5 Ways to Pull it Off)

Your Training Edge

In small business teams, it can be difficult to know when the time is ripe for bringing on a new employee. Here’s our guide on recognizing when you need to expand your small business team and pulling it off with as few hitches as possible. Signs you need to expand your team.

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Web 2.0 - A Tool for Driving Performance

Bottom-Line Performance

Yet there is fear and lack of knowledge in implementing and harnessing the power of one of the newest performance management tools – Web 2.0. My message to L&D – start educating your HR and operations managers on Web 2.0 Despite this goal, 23% of HR decision makers are unfamiliar with Web 2.0 Only 34% actively use Web 2.0 Further challenging the use of Web 2.0 There is no greater risk of Web 2.0 What the statistics show us is that Web 2.0

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7 Holiday “treats” from our team


So, in the spirit of holiday season, here are a few creative tips from our funloving team of experts. When you start creating your content you face issues like “how can I make this look fun?”, “what can I do to engage my learners?”

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eLearning Observations, Codeyear and Web Tools

Moodle Journal

As our teaching staff here begins to take advantage of the training and resources that we have in place for including, it has come to raise for me an important issue with regard to classroom observations. As part of Learning and Teaching QA, observations by the quality team are carried out at regular intervals. I do invite comments from anyone who has had the same issue arise.

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Course of the Week: Protect Your Data From Latest Security Issues


Only a few weeks out from the Heartbleed Bug, another major web security vulnerability has been unearthed. Computer Emergency Readiness Team and its UK counterpart are advising Internet Explorer users to consider an alternative browser until a major flaw is repaired.

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8 web design myths that eLearning portal managers fall for (part 1)


Now our myth-busting team has returned to take care of several pesky web design myths that eLearning portal managers shouldn’t be believing (but they do). Web design is about making your eLearning portal pretty. They’ve busted 10 misconceptions about Cloud based apps.

Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars.


As a result, the following post is Free and Open Source Web Conferencing (Online Meetings, Webinars) Tools for e-Learning. The following list contains free and open source Web Conferencing tools that are nt in particular order. ConnectNow operates inside a web browser.

Book Review: Disrupted – The Dark Side of Silicon Valley

Web Courseworks

Another issue in these types of startups today is how content marketing has become increasingly more focused on quantity versus quality in terms of content. The post Book Review: Disrupted – The Dark Side of Silicon Valley appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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Meet the team #2: Periklis Venakis the Software Architect


Continuing our series of behind-the-scenes posts that we kickstarted with an interview of our support guru, Eleftheria, meant to introduce the team that created eFrontPro, manages your private Clouds and keeps churning all these nice updates.

Launching a Web Collaboration Platform? Here’s How to Get Past the Naysayers


Most startups these days recognize the critical importance of collaboration tools and other Web apps that can deliver huge value to an organization at minimal cost. Be stay on top of this issue – understand the requirements and costs and be able to justify them.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. I discussed my experience from Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary and particularly my use of the course wiki as the basis for putting course notes, having each team put up their work, etc. Honey Pots - Create pages that people are likely to update such as Common Support Issues, FAQ, etc. Spending or Wasting Time on Web 2.0

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How Blending Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking Will Transform Your Team

General Assembly

Building a stronger workflow for developers, designers, and product managers leads to better cross-team collaboration — and better products. The following is an adapted excerpt from Lean vs. Agile vs. Design Thinking by designer, team leader, and business coach Jeff Gothelf.

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Talking eLearning ROI

Web Courseworks

The pricing issue comes down to understanding how much your offerings are worth members, and choosing a pricing model to reflect that value. The post Talking eLearning ROI appeared first on Web Courseworks.

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5 Ways Managers Can Encourage Staff To Do Professional Development Online

Web Courseworks

Here at Web Courseworks, members of our instructional design, production, and art teams are typically allocated a block of time each week to research topics and learn about emerging trends and best practices in their respective fields.

Social Media Marketing and Management for Course Creators with Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite


Learn about social media marketing and management for course creators with Tina Todorovic from Social Web Suite in this episode of the LMScast podcast with Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Over at LifterLMS, we use Social Web Suite. Bob WP is also using Social Web Suite.

How to Pick the WRONG Learning System

eLearning 24-7

Plus, when your end-users are upset about something or their is an issue, they are not going to reach out to anyone in your company; except you or your administrator. Blast an RFP or send your requirements directly to a vendor because you liked their web site, or you asked a question on Linkedin, which is never fully detailed, it is always somewhat ambigious and you go, “ok, that seems like a good fit” . How often does your support team/staff receive training?

From Corporate Employee to Branding Web Design Small Business Owner with Pricing and Marketing Expert Clare Fielder


Learn about the journey from corporate employee to branding web design small business owner with pricing and marketing expert Clare Fielder in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Go and chat to them, find out about what the issues are.

Let Go Through BPO for eLearning

Web Courseworks

Companies such as Accenture , GP Strategies and Web Courseworks offer external consulting and implementation solutions to businesses with needs ranging from IT services , training, and recruitment. Does management rely on individual contributions rather than team efforts and standardization?

Sales Team Portal for Content and Expert Access

Tony Karrer

I wanted to share some discussions I've recently had around an interesting project where the company provided the sales team a collaboration, content distribution and expert access portal. Their large sales team sells a diverse and complex set of products and services to multiple markets.

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Anatomy of an LMS Administrator – Part 1

Web Courseworks

Today we are going to focus on some of the nitty gritty software issues that LMS Administrators face in uploading user information and assigning users to courses in the LMS system. In the Web Courseworks LMS system called CourseStage, how difficult is it to reset passwords?

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Management Tips from Pixar Animation

Web Courseworks

It also gives insights on how to build a successful creative team culture, as well as lots of good advice for leading teams. This creative process is assembled by team members who consider themselves to be creatives. Disney/Pixar Animation post upon Steve Jobs passing.

Interview with a Veteran LMS Administrator

Web Courseworks

At that time we were a team of two or three, and now we’re a team of eight. Our team also proactively schedules web training sessions to ensure that the 3,600+ administrators at our credit unions understand how to use the system.

How to integrate external stakeholder feedback to your issue tracking process?


How to integrate external stakeholder feedback to your issue tracking process? zipBoard Digest How to integrate external stakeholder feedback to your issue tracking process? Do you want to get feedback from your external stakeholders like your internal team?

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Tool Issue: XMind, WorldMapper, Balsamiq, VoiceThread, EtherPad, and Flowgram

Mark Oehlert

capabilities under the radar should hook up with their KM teams and see what already may be inside the 'wall. REAL real-time editing of text on the same web page. You can create 'flows' of web pages, photos, etc (great review here ).

Web Conferencing: Features U must Have and Nice Options

eLearning 24-7

Must have features for your webinar web conferencing solution. meetings with his team scattered all over the country, plus have webinars handled by his team (and not training – I know – how dare he!). Really it comes down to what else does your vendor provide, what type of agreement you are seeking, features, what do you want to do with your webinar – web conferencing solution. Some terms they use for this includes: video, web cam.

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6 Tools for Designers to Create Truly Accessible Content

Magic EdTech

The Web Accessibility Initiative states that “accessible design improves overall user experience and satisfaction,” with accessibility allowing everyone the ability to perceive, interact, navigate and understand online content, across situations and devices. Web Accessibility Inspector.

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Webinar Digest: Benefits of Cloud Authoring

Web Courseworks

Web Courseworks CEO, Dr. Jon Aleckson, and Dr. Paul Schneider, VP of Business Development at dominKnow, discussed the Benefits of Cloud Authoring. Team collaboration and development is vital in this new environment.

Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools - A Summary

Tony Karrer

Background Over the past six weeks, I've been leading a course: Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 This course is designed to teach how to design and build collaborative learning experiences using Web 2.0 / eLearning 2.0 Doing research on the web is time consuming" "I find that I am hesitant to write anything unless I have really thought it through." teams of 4 worked well. So, you start individually, but then move to more team-based.

Cloud Authoring

Web Courseworks

This of course, has caused there to be a lot of legal issues of ownership and privacy of data along with companies trying to discover ways to capitalize on utilizing their servers as “clouds.”. The cloud allows team members to work on the same project simultaneously. The “Cloud”.

Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools

Tony Karrer

In my previous post, I examined Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 or Yahoo My Web can be used as part of Personal Learning. In this post, I want to focus on a specific scenario that involves Personal and Group Learning and how Web 2.0 Now let's focus on how several Web 2.0 We will intentionally make our Blogger conversations and Yahoo My Web links public. One of the people on the team creates a page in the Wiki on Rapid eLearning.

Anatomy of an LMS Administrator – Part 1

Web Courseworks

Today we are going to focus on some of the nitty gritty software issues that LMS Administrators face in uploading user information and assigning users to courses in the LMS system. In the Web Courseworks LMS system called CourseStage, how difficult is it to reset passwords?

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