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  • THE LEARNING CIRCUITS  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2011
    [Providers] Looking Forward to TechKnowledge 2012!
    Cindy Huggett , aka @cindyhugg Conferences like TechKnowledge provide the opportunity for individuals in the learning community to get together and share ideas and concepts about how our craft can be improved. TechKnowledge is less than a month away, and I can’t wait!
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
    [Providers] Using Fluid boxes: Knowledge Facts – 1
    They are adaptive across various devices and screen sizes, to provide great learning experience while maintaining the integrity of your content. This step is a critical one, as it serves to provide a strong base foundation for building your responsive project. In this article, I will be discussing some facts you need to know for getting started on working with fluid boxes.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2009
    [Providers] Mobile Learning in India
    SMS can be used to provide just in time information of almost any type, like reminders. Six in ten people (more than 4 billion individuals) around the world are carrying a powerful computing device in their pockets and purses. They don’t realize it, but today’s mobile phones have the computing power of a personal computer from the mid-nineties, while consuming a fraction of the energy and are made at significantly lower cost.
  • INSIDERHUB  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [Providers] 5 Tips for Breaking Down the Vendor Selection Process
    If you haven’t already done so, you may want to initiate correspondence with the providers and request a demo, set up a phone call, and/or test their response rate, professionalism, and promptness when you make inquiries. You look out for the best interests of your organization, and want to make sure its processes run as smoothly as possible. Choosing the tools and software to do this can be more overwhelming than deciding on a paint color.
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013
    [Providers] How to Design a MOOC in Your Company
    The members of your course team will evaluate your performance, provide you feedback, and you will turn in a summary of the feedback you received and what you will change for your next meeting. Services like Coursera , Venture Lab , and Udemy (to name only a few) make free on-line courses available to anyone in the world for free.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Providers] Will the Bubble Burst IT Training Companies Differentiate Themselves in a Competitive Market
    Galvanize and The Iron Yard provide some insights. In an email, CEO Jim Deters said that by partnering with ABS, “Galvanize will continue to build the leading web development and data science technical education and to provide the needed tech talent to industry partners and their continuous skill needs.” For corporations, Galvanize provides training programs in data science and web development topics as well as a recruitment platform that matches employers with Galvanize graduates.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011
    [Providers] Why Aren't Online Training Supports the Norm?
    His demo was 20 - 30 minutes long, and only provided a very quick overview. I really wish that more software companies would provide always-available online multimedia "how to" tutorials on the use of their products. Our firm is finding that more and more of our work is centred on helping organizations use online education to provide better client service.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
    [Providers] Web Video Conferencing
    and now they want to explore providing video chat between the parties. An equivalent example (drawing from my eHarmony days) would be providing video chat in a dating site. So, how could I provide easy-to-use video chat to the users of a dating site? Two of my start-up clients have recently discussed adding video conferencing to their web offering.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
    [Providers] Cross Training Why its Important to Your Companys Success and Bottom Line
    In essence, cross training creates a workforce of T-shaped employees that will provide: Durability Agility Flexibility Efficiency Teamwork The key takeaway is to create an agile workforce, one that adapts to the changes that may arise and is better able to handle any gradual or sudden transitions. I think it’s safe to say we’ve all been in a position where we’ve had to wear multiple hats at once, maybe even hats we weren’t supposed to wear, but were suddenly put on us.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011
    [Providers] Kick Starting 2011 With A Brandon Hall Research Webinar
    The thought for the webinar is rooted in the fact that Learning Management Systems (LMSs) are playing an increasingly important role in workplace learning by providing a suitable platform for managers to manage learning effectively. For us this New Year has been more than just resolutions. After a successful 2010, we are all geared up for 2011 with more events and more plans. And hence more opportunities to help you in managing your learning better!
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    [Providers] See the Forest for the Trees
    The best time to provide learning to people is when they need it,” he said. This From the Vault article was originally published on CLOmedia.com in June 2012. The highest aspirations of the learning profession prescribe organizational development — a direct effort to increase a company’s effectiveness. This means strategically deploying learning to further a company’s mission — the goal employees work to accomplish.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2006
    [Providers] Why Wikis Are Conquering the Enterprise
    It's kinda like Web Servers, Open Source and other technologies creeping into the enterprise through the back door because it provides value, can be done by workgroups without corporate sponsorship, and provides immediate value Found via 7 Days and More , interesting article on InternetNews.com - Why Wikis Are Conquering The Enterprise by Michael Hickins.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2006
    [Providers] Collaborative Online Assignments
    I ran across a nice post Clive on Learning: In praise of collaborative online assignments where he suggests that we provide collaborative assignments in addition to self-paced, individual eLearning. Another was providing group assignments towards the tail end of particular sections. I'm a big fan of this approach and have tried it in a few different forms. One was making the content primarily collaborative group projects at the start - Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] Digital Instructional Media Design 101 – Designing for Flow
    Games generally provide two types of feedback: continuous and discrete or specific feedback based on individual successful or failed actions. The time allocated to clear a level is also a factor that can build confidence and help build skills, as is the amount of help provided. When was the last time you were so involved in what you were doing that you forgot yourself? You lost track of time? You were ‘in the zone’?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [Providers] 2015 the Year of “Technology Enabled Learning”
    It is our intent to provide you the reader with a host of perspectives that will entertain, delight and whet your appetite for knowing more about how Technology is Enabling Learning for the corporate environment. It is our hope that we will provide a thoughtful perspective to you and your associates. MOOCs, gamification, social media, engagement, all of these are reaching out and asking for our attention. All of them are being amplified, accelerated and enabled with technology.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Providers] Moodle training news
    The thrust behind the proposal is that for some students, finding themselves timetabled into rooms with no computing facilities, wouldn’t it be a good idea to provide some low cost, low spec netbooks and make use of the college WiFi provide access to web resources including Cloud apps.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] The Effectiveness of Learning – Design by Respect
    Do you provide pre-assessments to avoid a person, who knows a specific subject reasonable well, wading through material unnecessarily? This post follows on from The Effectiveness of Learning – A case to bury “TNA” One of the important issues that tends to get lost by developers in the excitement of creating e-learning content is some reflection on the design from a user (learner) perspective.
  • DVINCI INTERACTIVE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
    [Providers] Technology Has Upped the Sales Training Ante
    While lunch-and-learns or seminars can provide personal interaction, web-based training can reduce travel costs and increase reach. Ten years ago, customers had few resources for comparison shopping. Most of them relied on salespeople for information. Now, customers can get product details, price guides, reviews and more with a swipe of their smart phone. Technology hasn’t made salespeople obsolete. But it has raised the bar.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [Providers] Contact Is Not Connection
    Its goal is to enable the organization to better understand customers, provide them with positive experiences and engender the kinds of feelings Malone and Fiske claim are now critical to success. Would they “like” the range and depth of development programs provided? Within the larger enterprise, your learning organization has its own brand. Better manage it properly. Have you read the book “The Human Brand?”
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    [Providers] Voice for Animals High School Essay
    Marilyn Horowitz provides a sample of a movie treatment. Reaction or response papers are usually requested by teachers so that you'll consider carefully what you think or feel about something you've read
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017
    [Providers] Home - Home - Hamilton College
    Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide our face-to-face. We offer free writing support to Mason students, faculty, and staff. Cofrin Library - University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Cold? We're thinking about summer! Try the NEW Search@UW, coming Summer 2017
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Providers] Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School
    Pearson Prentice Hall and our other respected imprints provide educational materials, technologies, assessments and related services across the secondary curriculum. Free 10th grade math worksheets for you to download and print. Great for teachers, parents, and kids
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Providers] Http:///files/resources/interactives/letter_generator
    Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction. A community (chat, groups and forums) to share writing, connect with other writers, and discover new stories and authors
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Providers] A+ Essay Examples, Research Papers and Topics
    This code is Free Software provided under an MITTopics. A detailed listing of Pew Research Center polling and demographic topics and subjects Basic Steps to the Research Process /** * Simple encryption to hide email addresses from crawlers in webpages.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 13, 2017
    [Providers] Letters of Recommendation
    provides tips and help for how to write a powerful recommendation letter for admissions A well-written letter of recommendation for a teacher may mean the difference between this person receiving an interview in the school district or not.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017
    [Providers] ARaisin in the Sun
    True/False In the space provided, mark each true statement T and each false statement F. Unit Test: A Raisin in the Sun Name: I. Before the play begins, Walter
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
    [Providers] How to Write an Evaluation - essay writing help from Essay
    It should firstly provide a summary of theEVALUATION ESSAYS. The purpose of an evaluation essay is to present an opinion or viewpoint on a subject or body of work.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017
    [Providers] Write a more effective argument - Englishbiz
    To write an effective argument essay, you must be able to research a topic and provide solidIt's not enough to feel passionate about a certain point of view.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
    [Providers] 5 Steps to Convert Your Legacy Courses into HTML 5 with Ease!
    Once you finalize the tool, the next step is to create standardized templates to provide a standard learning experience to the learners. Do these scenarios look similar to your current training challenge? Scenario I: Training Manager : “We started using online learning to train our employees a decade ago. Most of our courses were developed using Flash. Now, these courses don’t work well in many mobile devices and some browsers.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Providers] How to Achieve Training Translations Effectively
    Sales personnel, trained in their native languages, have a better chance of bagging local business and providing better services to existing clients. E-learning courses are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, they have become an irreplaceable factor for the success of an organization’s training strategy. They can easily and instantly reach a global audience, assuring that everyone gets the same quality of training.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017
    [Providers] The Perfect Duo: 4 Reasons Videos and Microlearning Go Together
    Videos can be the ideal vehicle for your microlearning initiative, provided you know how to design them so that they meet the learning objectives, while appealing to learners. Microlearning has become the new favorite in the e-learning world, thanks to the growing number of employees who belong to the millennial generation.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
    [Providers] 10 Basic Grammar Components of a Style Guide
    Such rules can provide a common framework. We discussed how style guides are significant in developing a course that is consistent and polished, and helps retain learners’ interest and deliver effective e-learning, in our past blogs. Style guides, as we discussed, save development time, make communication smoother, and help in creating products with consistent code and design.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017
    [Providers] How Much Does an E-learning Course Cost?
    For example, if all you want to do is convert existing PPTs to e-learning with a tool that can be an add-on to PowerPoint interface, it is going to be much cheaper as against a course that needs to be created based on raw content provided by SMEs or training managers. We are often asked “How much does an e-learning course cost?” ” It is not easy to answer the question.
  • LOOOP  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017
    [Providers] Digital L&D pt 3: How To Run A Resources-First Initiative
    This could well be you; Subject Matter Experts / Knowledge Champions: These are the internal experts who will provide answers , insights and know-how for your resources. ‘Resources-first’ describes the approach of tackling employee performance and capability issues with digital resources, addressing specific work challenges for distinct employee groups, accompanied by supplementary activities (which may include a face-to-face or educational element… or may not).
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Providers] 4 Reasons eLearning is Perfect for Building Creative Skills
    In the online environment provided by elearning courses, you can learn at your own pace, stopping to revisit more challenging concepts as needed. In a traditional classroom, a teacher can call on you at random, forcing you to participate and provide a “demonstration” whether you are comfortable or not. It seems counterintuitive at first glance: learning marketing and creative skills like copywriting or graphic design online? Don''t those skills need an in-person teacher?
  • ATD LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
    [Providers] The Enterprise Learning Ecosystem Demystified: Part II
    Some LMS’s have moved to limited cloud and content delivery network capabilities, but that alone does not provide a comprehensive solution. There is no doubt that technology has been growing at an extremely steep curve. Just consider mobile devices. Not only is there more variety in the type of smartphones or tablets available today, they have more functionality than they did some five years ago.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Providers] Training Gen Y for Today’s Open Jobs: Pros and Cons
    The Atlantic came to a similar conclusion in a recent article on job creation, calling on America to “ revamp our student aid and college investments policies to encourage community colleges to provide high quality, low-cost education.”. Recommendations on how to train workers for the jobs of today and the jobs of tomorrow differ hugely. Is focusing on current skills gaps short-sighted?
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
    [Providers] Two Takes on the Future of Workplace Learning
    “Learning analytics is likely to be the next buzzword in online learning… It provides the end-user with tools in the form of a dashboard on the desktop computer that allows the end-user to call up data and easily analyze it in the form of graphs, pie charts, or tables. What’s on the horizon for learning and development technologies over the next few years?
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Providers] Best books
    Aaron: +1 for “Gamestorming” because as we get more into experience design, Gamestorming provides an interesting set of tools to help with such design. . The Google+ Learning in Organizations Community is up to 240 members. Join us. Last month, I asked “What books would you recommend to someone who’s new to organizational learning and wants a feel for what’s going on?” ” Here are the answers so far. The Support Economy | Shoshana Zuboff.
  • LEARNUPON  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016
    [Providers] Day 3. Getting SCORM content into your LMS
    That’s why it’s essential to ask your LMS provider which versions of the SCORM specification they support before exporting course content to a SCORM package! With the first and second days of our SCORM series complete, we’re ready to dig into the good stuff. At this point, you’ll understand how to create a great SCORM compliant course with an authoring tool. And you’ve also learned how to export the course as a SCORM package.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2010
    [Providers] mLearning Feature Sets: Possibilities Wide & Deep
    In many cases, learning while mobile may not be about assigned content at all and be much more about providing just-in-time access to a variety of on-demand resources and reference materials which can be read and mined for relevant information at the time of need. It has certainly been a "month of Sundays" since I last posted to this blog and I offer apologies for not sharing more throughout what has proved to be a very busy and productive summer and fall season.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 6, 2017
    [Providers] Content Creation and Curation in eLearning – Make the Difference Work
    When creating an online course, we eLearning vendors request our clients to provide us with all the necessary content for the course, and then also talk about creating new content. Content that you have already invested in is not wasted (provided it is relevant and up-to-date). The client often finds it hard to comprehend this request. What is the difference between content curation and creation? Why do we need to make use of both, when creating online courses?”, they ask.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Providers] Why You Should A/B Test a MOOC, and How to Do It
    Many training departments today are struggling with how to provide more training, faster, and on a reduced budget. In my talks with the heads of training departments and other company leaders, I have found that many have a high level of interest in massive open online courses (MOOCs), but that they feel there are still too many unknowns.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015
    [Providers] Face-to-Face Learning has FAILED
    Even the highly publicized failure of the partnership between San Jose State University and MOOC provider Udacity focused on introductory and remedial courses for students who had graduated from high school, but didn’t have the skills to succeed in college. This is the second post in a series of articles that tackle common objections to and arguments against using massive open online courses (MOOCs) for training.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
    [Providers] LMS: Content Development, Delivery, and Management
    And it typically does not matter what the source of the content is; most LMS vendors provide pathways for their own content, your internally developed content, and externally licensed content, as well. Without a content authoring tool, provided by and LMS, you’ll have to develop courses in HTML or using another content authoring software, and then package the courses into SCORM-compliant formats. Some LMS vendors may also provide a content library of their own.
  • MINDFLASH  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2011
    [Providers] Making Sure Mentoring Is A Two-Way Street
    I provided them with support, contacts, insights, my experience, expertise, opinions and balanced and honest feedback. An effective mentor can provide honest assessment, insight, the objective perspective and the tools required for ongoing success, especially during these challenging times. And my protégés provide me with an expansion of my business and professional network. has provided guidance, expertise and coaching to companies such as Bayer, HP, Microsoft and Oracle.
  • TONY KARRER  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2007
    [Providers] LMS RFP
    John Theis' dissertation (which looked at 25 RFPs) had a couple examples of requirements that help illustrate: We require a solution that is personalized to the user, possesses a clean and easy-to-use interface, is easy to navigate, provides the ability to search for and find information, is menu driven and is intuitive. provide a link to the learner in an email notification that allows them to launch into the virtual classroom session?
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
    [Providers] Four Ways to Keep Education Alive and Profitable
    My answer: You pay them to provide the best, most efficient and most profitable response in the moment – then to do it again in the next moment, then the next. Another question: How do you ensure your employees are ready to provide the best, most efficient and most profitable response in each moment? A quick question. Why do you pay your employees?
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2008
    [Providers] One prediction already on target
    These products will provide further competition for two online rapid e-learning authoring tools which have already achieved good success, particularly in Europe, and that's Atlantic Link and Mohive. By comparison, Unison and RapideL-i have different feature sets and very different routes to market, but they join their predecessors in providing the most essential benefits of online authoring, not least easy collaboration amongst those working on the development team.
  • LEARNDASH  |  MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017
    [Providers] Using Partnerships To Fuel Early Business Growth
    If you sell a product and a subset of your customers are asking for a specific service, find a trustworthy service provider to refer them to so that you get a percentage of the sale (should the customer end up becoming a client based on your referral). If you are a service provider and some of your perspective clients can’t afford your services, find an affordable training package (product) that you can recommend so that these individuals so that they aren’t left empty-handed.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning On The Rise
    In March earlier this year I wrote – ‘ while the times are tough, they are on our side ’ (by ‘our’ I meant all technology enabled learning solution providers). This is good news for learning professionals – training managers, HR heads, CLOs, training providers, eLearning vendors, etc. That should be a cause of concern for Training Companies and Independent Trainers who provide external ILT training sessions.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018
    [Providers] Wrapping up 2017
    We constantly debate what to build next, how we can provide more value to our customers, how we can grow this business in a way that makes sense financially. For the third year in a row, we are sharing an update on how things are progressing around here. 2017 was an incredible year for TalentLMS as we managed to almost double customers, receive numerous industry awards, improve considerably our infrastructure and grow our team.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
    [Providers] If by a miracle of mechanical ingenuity.
    Some on-going problems remained because, although students were rewarded for correct responses, no feedback was provided for incorrect responses. But at that time, if there was non-mechanical device that could provide individualised learning and testing, with appropriate feedback, it would be extremely useful. Have you ever thought where did all this computer enabled learning come from? Miracle in the making.
  • LEARNUPON  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
    [Providers] 10 Steps to Running an Engaging eLearning Webinar
    This will help you with the structure and provide an aim or outcome for the training session. Webinars are a remarkable resource. They connect you with a new audience, allow you to reach your learners on a more personal level, and enable you to share invaluable information. With all their advantages though, running a webinar is easier said than done. Planning, promoting, generating content, setting up tools… it’s exhausting just to think about it! No need to fret.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [Providers] How Workforce Dynamics is Changing Fundamentally and How You Can Be Ready
    They also typically include a much more complete overall training and effectiveness workflow than any alternatives such as webinars or meetings can provide. The day is not too far when the concept of a company campus or an office where everyone comes in to work and leaves during highly overlapping hours becomes a thing of the past.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] Learning In Practice Awards 2012
    Learning providers were recognized for their service in eight categories, including e-learning, academic partnerships and social learning. This year DAU provided 11.2 million hours of training; graduated more than 200,000 students; and provided 636 million assistance efforts, totaling 624,000 hours. HBP partnered with health insurance firm Humana to develop a program to provide new hires with a fundamental understanding of health insurance and the broader insurance business.
  • LEARNING ROCKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Providers] 3 mysterious "features" of the LMS experience that ruin them for me
    Remember, my experience is in large corporate LMSs, often from big global providers. I've been working with LMSs for a long time and with everyone there are some common moans. Here are a couple that leapt out at me today. Yours might be different. I hope that it is - I've certainly heard good things about some companies' offers. By all means enlighten me in the comments.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2007
    [Providers] Wikipatterns - A Pattern to Emulate
    Found this via a post on EdTechPost: Wikipatterns It provides patterns for various roles and adoption patterns. What's great beyond just finding out about Wikis is the beauty of how the information is presented - as patterns. FAQs are a great tool, patterns applied like this is also a good tool
  • XYLEME  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012
    [Providers] Reaction to IMS Learning Impact 2012 Conference
    While it was a small gathering, the caliber of people and level of engagement of the participants was impressive. ( [link] ) There was a high concentration of executives of major educational content publishers, the largest learning technology providers, and leaders in K12 and higher-ed all gathered to coalesce around a set of standards that can meet the challenges of transforming teaching and learning in higher-ed and K12.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2011
    [Providers] The Effectiveness of Learning – What Does Success Mean to You?
    No indication of improved performance and no compelling reason to provide quality material. No measure about extent of error reduction leaves it difficult to measure success or gauge if the cost of providing the training exceeds the financial benefit attached to reduced errors. Surely not if it costs more than “any reduction” to provide the training.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2006
    [Providers] Guidance Needed - Are we Misguided in Informal Learning and Collaborative Learning Techniques
    Doesn't this suggest that informal learning, collaborative learning and other approaches to learning that do not provide much guidance are - well - misguided
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2010
    [Providers] 2010 LMS Products of the Year
    Normally, I wouldn’t provide a specific breakout, say Big Dog or Small Dog, but people ask me whom I like or dislike, etc. A really good EE system, offers this and for those who just want the standard LMS, provides these features too, without missing a beat. Rather, they expect and receive, the same 100% independent, fair and unbiased approach, with no slant as any other product or provider receives on this site. LMS Products of the Year 2010.
  • TOM SPIGLANIN  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
    [Providers] New Year Resolutions for Learning and Development
    One view of the present-day role of learning and development in the organization was generously provided by Jane Hart ( click here ). Although Jane provided this insight over a year ago, many of us look at our industry and see little changed. Every year brings new challenges and opportunities. Every year brings new hope to do things better, more successfully, and more effectively.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012
    [Providers] ScreencastCamper Profiles: Aaron Gulyas and Cathy Nagle-Ervin
    I mostly use screencasting in my online history courses to provide brief (around 10 minute) mini-lectures for my students. My favorite thing is the ability to easily and quickly provide audiovisual information to students and colleagues in a way that is useful and personal. As part of our preparation for ScreencastCamp , we’d like to familiarize our readers with the event, as well as connect attendees with other attendees prior to the event.
  • TALENTLMS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
    [Providers] Training Content Categories Bible: From Text To Tests And Everything In Between
    GIFs also provide you with the opportunity to add humor and keep the mood light. When testing your courses, poor performance on related tasks after training is a major warning sign. If learners are bored or fail to retain information, a likely culprit is the training content itself. An eLearning course is only effective when employees feel inspired and engaged. So, what can you do? Let’s start with the basics: What Is Training Content?
  • THE ELEARNING COACH  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010
    [Providers] Raptivity: A Review
    The pre-built templates provide a way to quickly assemble an interaction or presentation segment and publish it to a Flash (.swf) The full Raptivity library of around a dozen products provides over 225 presentation and interactive templates for various audience groups. Many of the templates provide users with a quick way to design and build an interaction.
  • LEARNLOFT  |  MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
    [Providers] The Tested Secrets to Changing Employee Behavior Online
    Practice and Application – Providing opportunities to allow learners to practice and apply what they learn is critical to changing behavior. It didn’t take long for her to open up about her issues “John, we just couldn’t afford to bring people in from all over for 4 days of instructor led training. The flights, hotel, food, materials, instructors, and most importantly time out of the field wasn’t something we could bear anymore.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Providers] Accelerate the Leadership Engine
    Working with Development Dimensions International (DDI), a talent management consulting company, Nissan’s HR team crafted a curriculum designed to provide the skills future leaders would need to be optimally effective and establish a common leadership vocabulary across functions and locations. Nissan leadership has collectively said that people’s professional power comes from personal strength, creativity and dedication.
  • RUSTICI SOFTWARE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017
    [Providers] DevLearn 2017: Tim is speaking and we’re attending
    I look forward to providing a report from a newbie’s perspective post-show. We’re looking forward to DevLearn 2017 in Las Vegas (and HR Tech in Vegas tomorrow!). Our CEO, Tim Martin has a DevLearn session about the “Jobs to be Done” by L&D software. I’ve had a sneak peak of the upcoming content and I have to say, thinking about seeking a solution by considering its “job” is, for me, a new and astute way of going about the technology selection process.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Providers] Norman’s Design of Future Things
    At the end, he comes up with a set of design principles: Provide rich, complex, and natural signals. Provide a good conceptual model. Provide continual awareness, without annoyance. Donald Norman’s book, The Design of Everyday Things is a must-read for anyone who creates artifacts or interfaces for humans. This one goes forward in the same vein, but talking about how new tech in the roughly 20 years since that book came out, and the implications.
  • TALENTLMS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017
    [Providers] Optimize Your Digital Learning Strategy For 2017: A Guide For Right Now
    It’s also recommended that you work with an experienced Learning Management System provider at this stage. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. Or so says Pablo Picasso. Now, no disrespect to Picasso, we disagree. He may have had a point back in 1968. But today, technological advancement has unleashed the computer as so much more. A tool for experience, for thinking, for interacting and collaborating. Naturally, education has taken a turn for the better, too.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2007
    [Providers] Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives
    Instead, provide some meaningful and memorable experiences using interactivity, graphics, animation, and storytelling. I want to clarify that Im not advocating that we "hide" objectives from the learner, but instead provide some alternatives to boring text bullets in the presentation of those objectives. If done correctly, these phrases also provide excellent metadata to enable users to search for relevant materials if theyre searching for learning content on an LMS/CMS.
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 14, 2017
    [Providers] Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend
    One of the largest events for talent development pros in the world, ATD International provides you with the latest in strategy, solutions, and trends so you can make better decisions in your own training. The learning industry is an open book when it comes to sharing information, trends, and strategies. Because we believe that when organizations–big and small–improve their L&D initiatives, everyone benefits.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010
    [Providers] The Advent of Mobile Learning Technology
    With pervasive data access enabled by networks, work can begin in earnest to provide applications that realize the potential of mobile technologies. “May we live in interesting times” –Chinese Proverb. It’s amazing to see an accelerating rate of change leading up to what is now generally accepted as the true beginning of the ‘age of collaboration’. As more and more humans bring devices into their lives that connect them to the global network in its myriad forms.
  • DVINCI INTERACTIVE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
    [Providers] 5 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your e-Learning Offering
    Provide incentives for prospective learners to participate. Many organizations that offer e-Learning opportunities find it difficult to attract audience participation. This is not surprising when you consider how little time people have to invest in training that is not mandatory. If you want more people to participate, you’re going to have to make outreach efforts.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Providers] Don’t Overcomplicate Leadership Development
    “Leaders get things done, provide direction and make people feel better about themselves,” said Kurt Kraiger, department of psychology chair at Colorado State University and chief strategy officer at software firm jobZology. Elaborately designed program elements do not always improve an offering. To boost impact, make leadership development programs high on substance but low on complexity. The world is growing more complicated by the second.
  • EFRONT  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2016
    [Providers] The Theory and Practice Gap in eLearning
    D, the pioneer behind several educational technology adoption frameworks, declared how trainers and educators in general “ have too little help in addressing the issue at the heart of our educational problems: how to identify and provide what it takes to learn ”. Often, eLearning professionals believe that they have been working on the latest educational technology.
  • PARADISO  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017
    [Providers] Give your Professional Associations a Worthwhile LMS Therapy
    Each of these organizations is involved in providing education opportunities as a member benefit or incremental revenue stream. Challenges faced by associations: For professional associations, it is daunting to continuously provide efficacy to its members. Understand the Terms: Before finalizing any association learning management system one should understand the technology and terms the LMS will provide. Do you know what are associations? and what are they known for?
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
    [Providers] DMA Professional Development Portal
    Promoting relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, DMA provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end marketing process. By utilizing Digitec’s Knowledge Direct LMS, DMA is able to: • Provide 24/7 online training and professional development to members around the world, in multiple languages. Download the DMA Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF.
  • EI DESIGN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016
    [Providers] Why Adopt Mobile Learning For Online Training – 10 Questions Answered
    Here is my list of top 7 benefits that mLearning or mobile learning offers vis-a-vis traditional eLearning: Provides flexibility to learners. Provide a learning path based approach to the learners. If you are new to mLearning or are seeking ways to enhance its impact, e.g. by using mobile learning for online training, you would have several questions about it. In this article, I answer 10 questions that range from its definition, application, and how you can maximize its impact.
  • AXONIFY  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016
    [Providers] Culture before Content: 3 Steps for Warming Up Your Organization to the Idea of Microlearning
    Providing solutions that align to the science of learning and fit into employees’ regular workflow should get people plenty excited. Microlearning is a hot topic right now—and for good reason. But, the reality is, not everyone may share your enthusiasm. After all, microlearning isn’t just about making shorter videos. It represents a fundamental shift in how most organizations have traditionally approached learning.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
    [Providers] Six Leadership Fundamentals for Global Success
    Provide coaching to accelerate development. The key to productivity is building a talent strategy that takes advantage of the innovations, information and technology available in the human age. Global organizations need leaders who can drive business on a global scale. No organization can afford to overlook optimizing the performance of leaders who are successful in this regard.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2009
    [Providers] The Project Management Tip You Can’t Ignore
    In the book, Mike recommends that you use categories to provide context to the email subject line. Managing elearning projects requires good communication between the instructional designers and subject matter experts. In most cases, this communication happens via email. Thus, better email communication ultimately leads to better project management, which most likely means better elearning courses. At a recent ASTD conference, I ran into Mike Song , the author of The Hamster Revolution.
  • UNICORN TRAINING  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013
    [Providers] BLOG: ‘The Business of Bespoke’
    Over the past decade better communications have exposed providers to global competition, most notably from India, resulting in further downward pressure on prices. The growth of commercial eLearning from a small fragmented cottage industry into today’s much larger fragmented cottage industry has evolved around two models – Bespoke and Off The Shelf.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014
    [Providers] Interview with Misha McPherson, Director of Worldwide Sales Enablement, Marketing Software company
    Misha McPherson is director of worldwide sales enablement with a San Francisco-based provider of cloud-based digital marketing software. Online learning has proven to be an easy, cost effective way to deliver training to new hires and to provide new trainings to our existing salesforce. She is responsible for creating and managing the onboarding and ongoing sales training for 250 field sales personnel worldwide.
  • LAMBDA SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2016
    [Providers] Seeking LMS Reporting and Analytics? A Solution Checklist
    Unfortunately, many of the LMS reporting and analytics solutions that are available simply do not have the capacity to provide what users need. LMS Reporting for open source learning is one of the top pain points among Moodle and Totara users. Moodle reporting needs are often complex, and they only increase over time (as programs grow, and organizations expand).
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    [Providers] Is There a Way to Effectively Teach Soft Skills to Physicians?
    Well, a few reasons they may not be aware of is with the right communication, physicians are able to make patients feel more confident in pursuing the right treatments, elect better choices, feel more comfortable honestly disclosing all that’s going on, and instill more trust towards their healthcare provider. Anyone who’s ever had a brusque interaction with their physician can tell you that some skills just can be taught.
  • TONY KARRER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2007
    [Providers] Emergent Knowledge Management
    I had imagined that we would provide relatively simple, free-form tools like Wikis, blogs. KM would become more of an issue of how you provide structure and get leverage on these free-form tools. There's been a long running discussion around what Knowledge Management is going to look like going forward and whether big systems that manage knowledge are going to be there. For example, see Bill Ives' recent post , and Paula Thorton.
  • TONY KARRER  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2008
    [Providers] Reframing Conference Social Tool Participation
    But, most of the tools provided are aimed at trying to get everyone in the conference to use the tools. Instead, if we believe the 90-9-1 Rule , then the real questions should be: How can we create systems that when they are adopted by 1% of the population, we can provide value for the rest of the conference attendees and appropriately reward the 1%ers? What can we provide for the 9%ers so they can make lightweight contributions that add value?
  • MLEVEL  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
    [Providers] Tech Tuesday: Dive into Big Data
    The natural next step has been to bring in a consultancy to help build out the extra 20% that the LMS did not provide to try and get the LMS to a state where it would be usable (and useful) for the entire organization. But, with the evolution of cloud technologies, L&D has started to realize that it is ok (if not preferred) to work with smaller systems to try bite-sized chunks of learning objectives using simpler tools such as mLevel to provide a micro-learning approach.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
    [Providers] Five Barriers to Effective Learning in Organisations
    Very few of us would argue with the proposition that a lot of organisational learning and development activity is sub-optimal to the extent that it provides little value to participants and their organisations. To which he provided the answer: 'It's hard to imagine any way in which it hasn't changed….they're' Focus on outputs provides much more value.
  • JAY CROSS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
    [Providers] Re-imagining the Book
    ’ The Internet Time Alliance and TULSER are leading the charge but we won’t be successful without thought partners to shape the vision, corporations to provide reality tests, co-creators to design fresh approaches, and implementors to put things in place. Background. For the past two years, I have been writing and publishing an unbook entitled Working Smarter. Six versions have been published in that time, the latest being The Working Smarter Fieldbook 2011.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
    [Providers] Identify the Reason for Training
    What’s worse, those same organizations may bring a training provider onsite expecting a miracle, and then after the excitement of the day wears off (assuming it was a good session) nothing really changes back on the job. You should then pass that information on to the training provider. You can help your training provider make the session(s) successful by telling all participants well before the training that the purpose of the program is to create consistency.
  • DASHE & THOMSON  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
    [Providers] Most Revolutionary Google Product Launch of the Past Month (Hint: It’s Not Google+)
    Prizes takes the idea down to the level of the individual, providing a competition forum that lets users crowd-source their own particular problems in return for cash prizes. If nothing else, it could provide a template for a more strategic, “big-thinking” cousin to emerge, designed to tackle the real issues of our time (debt ceiling, anyone?), or for an internal corporate version, providing the wisdom of the masses to the C-suite executives.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2008
    [Providers] Record Video Chat Interviews
    It looks like ooVoo provides the split screen capability and ability to record and I've seen a couple instances on YouTube that look okay. A client of mine (celebrity) would like to record video interviews they are going to be doing with people all around the country. We are thinking that we will be sending out some basic equipment (web cam + microphone) to the people involved in the interview if they don't have the right stuff. I'm trying to figure out what software we will use.
  • PARADISO  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2015
    [Providers] SCORM Compliance and Tin Can Api
    Despite being introduced a couple of years ago in 2013 to little fanfare, learning providers have been slow to incorporate it into their LMS platforms. The information it collects is very different to what an LMS collects, and provides a much more rounded view of learner progress. These statements provide vital insight into what a learner is doing outside their usual training. Imagine owning lots of DVDs but not having a player capable of playing them.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013
    [Providers] Five Tips From Stacey Harmon for Integrating Snagit into the Getting Things Done Framework
    Powered by her own knowledge and experience, her company, Harmon Enterprises, provides clients with the skills, resources, and know-how required to make their communication efforts more impactful through the use of visual technology. A long-time advocate of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD), Stacey Harmon has taken full advantage of available technologies to increase her business savvy.
  • SPONGE UK  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Providers] Effective elearning for sales staff
    If you can provide training on the platform that your staff are already using you’re one step closer to them completing the course. Sales people face many challenges, thankfully some of the biggest can be overcome with elearning. Find out which elearning strategies and techniques will help the most with your sales training.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [Providers] DevCorner: A TechSmithie’s View of Google I/O 2014
    What They Said : One of the points made right at the beginning of this section is that Google is providing a single SDK for all of the form factors (TV, auto, etc.) DevCorner is where we talk about all things software development-related from inside TechSmith. This is the place for interviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on….
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016
    [Providers] Blend Classroom and Micro-learning for Effective Pharmaceutical Sales Training
    Micro-learning offers learning in short bursts, and provides learners just-in-time support, focusing on a single performance objective at a time. Let’s see how to blend micro-learning to provide effective training for Pharma sales reps. Micro content provides follow-up on key topics to reinforce learning by keeping sales reps connected to the topic for a long term and allowing them to access the modules when needed.
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