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  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
    [Providers] What Learning Professionals Can Learn From the Steelers
    The rest has to go the learner who needs to figure out how to apply what we provide to them to their unique situations. The lesson, consistent focus provides success. Focusing on a consistent application of instructional design methods provides success. The technology may change but the strategies for providing learning opportunities have not changed.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2009
    [Providers] Blog or Wiki?
    The wiki provides a central location for best practices and an easy-to-use interface that anyone with typing and some minimal search capabilities can master. Also, check out Webinar Resources where I provide a number of videos and links to some of the wiki software I use. The other day, I received the following question in a comment on this blog. I work of a medium size company (200 employees).I I want to create either a Wiki or Blog to share training tips.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2007
    [Providers] Heads Down Second Life Work
    It guides learners through the first few lessons for the first class and provides them with some resources. A good number of hours today are going toward my preparation for my upcoming class called "Learning in 3D." Today I focus on preparing the MSIT Second Life wiki for the class. I also spent a lot of time this morning trying to set up a travel itinerary for new avatars to get a feel of the Second Life universe and what can be accomplished from an educational perspective.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
    [Providers] Blog Book Tour: Week One Recap
    Then on day two Tom King over at Mobilemind posted a great piece which provide a quick, high level view of the book and then provided a great strategy for reading the book if you only have a little bit of time (ok, ok it did get long) Check out his laugh-out-loud post. She provides a great perspective and indicates that learning is successful only when the learner is engaged.I
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2008
    [Providers] Joining Women of the Web 2.0 Tomorrow Night
    It will be show number 70 and we will be covering a range of topics from games for educators to the need for textbook editors to provide more engaging content to teachers. Tomorrow night at I will be joining a group of distinguish web personalities in a live talk show called Women of Web 2.0. If you would like to listen to the show live, (it's free) you can go to EdTechTalk and click on Women of Web 2.0 and hear my discussion with Cheryl, Sharon, Jennifer and Vicki ( Cool Cat Teacher ).
  • JAY CROSS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008
    [Providers] Sayonara, industrial age
    In this article, the authors provide a roadmap for the daunting task of shaping strategy as technology-driven infrastructures constantly change. This article from the October issue of Harvard Business Review has fueled my thinking about the profound changes going on in the world economy. Authored by John Seely Brown, Lang Davison, and John Hagel, Shaping Strategy in a World of Constant Disruption gives evidence of the industrial age giving way to the network era.
  • JAY CROSS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] Future of Talent
    Corporations won’t be telling people what to do; they’ll be configuring themselves to provide what talented people want. Future of Talent is a community of talent executives from major corporations who meet once a year to explore emerging issues in talent management, staffing, recruiting, employee development, retention and leadership development. Yesterday we finished a three-day retreat in Tiburon, California.
  • JAY CROSS  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
    [Providers] Lessons of history
    1 You must provide a credit card number even though you’re welcome to drop out before charges begin. Why do I hate RealNetworks? Let me count the ways. #1 They’re hoping you’ll forget… #2 You can sign up online but you can’t sign out online. Sign up 24/7; sign off working hours only. Reminds me of AOL. #3 3 Real claims to do this to improve their service. What bullshit. #4
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2016
    [Providers] Will Crypto-Currencies replace Cash?
    The currency is able to provide the degree of security even beyond the credit card transactions, called cryptocurrency. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. A prediction by an Australian economic professor, regarding the replacement of paper cash by electronic currency like Bitcoin by next 10 years, raised a wave of concerns around the globe. I found this hottest buzz interesting and important enough to include in our Blockchain Week at yourtrainingedge.com [1].
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2016
    [Providers] The Potential Impact of Blockchain on Financial Sector
    For now, a huge swathe of Blockchain start-ups are emphasizing on the development of the solutions for financial sector, in terms of [2]: Providing customers an access to crypto-currencies and support crypto-currency-related financial services (Safello, BTCjam). CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. One of the highly debated and most controversial topics out there right now, is blockchain.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016
    [Providers] Blockchain voting for shareholders as well as Elected Officials
    As per the latest blog post by the company, the voting machines presently used in the elections in the US are insecure, out of date, hard to use and mostly provided by a single vendor whose vote-counting software is proprietary. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. Is blockchain going to be introduced in voting and election? We shouldn’t be surprised if it happens.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2016
    [Providers] Blockchain voting for shareholders as well as Elected Officials
    As per the latest blog post by the company, the voting machines presently used in the elections in the US are insecure, out of date, hard to use and mostly provided by a single vendor whose vote-counting software is proprietary. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. Is blockchain going to be introduced in voting and election? We shouldn’t be surprised if it happens.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
    [Providers] Blockchain Impacts on Medical Care
    The patient through his or her profile, has complete control over medical information and can choose the information to be shared or viewed by the doctors or providers. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. This is the blockchain week on yourtrainingedge.com [1] and this article views the technology in terms of healthcare or medical care sector.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
    [Providers] The Effectiveness of Learning – deleting “instruction”
    For example, “Provided with a wooden hammer and a flint stone (condition), the learner will demonstrate making two axes between one sun-up and one sun-down (performance) to the sharpness and weight tolerances set by Cave Industries (standard)”. This post follows on from “The Effectiveness of Learning – Design by Respect” and discusses some basic issues associated with design not always given the attention they deserve. It also challenges the language we use.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Providers] My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content Development
    Gliffy is an online flow charting tool that provides a cost effective way to create and publish high-quality flow charts and diagrams. It provides free collaboration tools and automatic revision tracking that make sharing your work a snap. I’m also pleased with the variety of publishing options the tool provides. My only minor complaint about Gliffy is the somewhat limited print options it provides.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
    [Providers] My Favorite Things: Tools and Tips to Facilitate Content.
    Gliffy is an online flow charting tool that provides a cost effective way to create and publish high-quality flow charts and diagrams. It provides free collaboration tools and automatic revision tracking that make sharing your work a snap. I’m also pleased with the variety of publishing options the tool provides. My only minor complaint about Gliffy is the somewhat limited print options it provides.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009
    [Providers] Understanding Web 2.0
    A web user may see one page of information but it can come from more than one web technology or provider. Many mashups are done to combine air, hotel, and other reservation technologies to provide travel services in a one shop location. technologies are "living" technologies that are constantly updated and can provide a quick way to get information updated. Do you know the reasoning behind why the world-wide web was created?
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
    [Providers] ThePerformanceImprovementBlog Now Featured on eLearningLearning
    He has designed the blog to: ·          Collect and aggregate “high quality content”. ·          Provide a site that can be navigated easily by bloggers and non-bloggers. ·          Be a link to additional sources of content. ·          Surface content that might not be found otherwise.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
    [Providers] What Do You Want: Drill or Hole?
    Employee training and development professionals, with the endorsement of their HR and Training departments, continue to invest in the latest and greatest technology and content without first figuring out how best to get the results their organizations need. Richard Flanagan, co-author of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning, likens this to buying a drill before you know what kind of hole you want.
  • PDG   |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2016
    [Providers] A Pragmatist’s Guide to Innovation, Part 1
    An innovation needs to provide me with value that is significantly beyond the way I currently do things, or allows me to do something useful that I can’t do now. Sometimes, the tiniest feature change can create enormous value (and the most enormous, expensive changes can provide no value at all). The Big Picture. Innovation is good, right? That’s the one unassailable truth of business, of course. Puppies are cute. Cake is delicious. Innovation is good.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013
    [Providers] A Leadership Makeover at Ingersoll Rand
    “Together, the renewed Ingersoll Rand vision, purpose, competencies and overall leadership model provide connective tissue and alignment across the company,” Hawkins said. A common leadership language, measurable competencies and a heightened level of accountability helped Ingersoll Rand create a high-performance culture that resulted in engaged employees who better satisfy customer needs. An interesting thing about change is that every change leads to another change.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
    [Providers] Four Ways to Assess Learning
    Provides real-time feedback and increases positive engagement from employees. When it comes to learning design, it’s best to assess an issue early. Defining the ?problem, problem, checking assumptions and gathering data rapidly can avoid many ?program program execution delays and mistakes.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
    [Providers] Training Off the Job: Gaining Skills Without Company Backing
    Brandon Passley, founder and “chief maker” of a programming training session called Mobile Makers Academy, created a program to provide that extra training to prepare people for the rapid growth of technology opportunities. Individuals looking for a career change or a new skill can work the system without going into debt or giving up on a dream job. Many companies are looking for ways to develop their employees by growing their skills and helping them learn new ones.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] The Picture Is Bigger Than It Appears
    By implementing a systematic, planned, strategic approach to providing learning, inclusion and leadership solutions for all of TWC’s 51,000 employees and 15,000 vendor/partners, Crull and her team have enabled the needed culture change. To be successful, organizational leaders at every level must fully understand and appreciate the dynamic interactions taking place internally and externally and integrate this expanded perspective with the achievement of strategic goals.
  • TONY KARRER  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
    [Providers] Discussion Forums for Knowledge Sharing at Capital City Bank
    He provided very specific instructions and guidance, and provided plenty of support. She set up sample questions with answers to provide context and initial categories for the questions. But how do you provide access without violating the spirit of the group? Becky suggested providing temporary access to those who would not normally have access so they can see how the tool is being used without violating the user’s trust.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 29/30: Technology is Your Friend
    Due to some crazy weather out here in northern burbs of Illinois, my internet provider gave up the ghost. Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. I’m doubling up with Day 29 & 30 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Technology is Your Friend! Until, it isn’t. No amount of resetting my router was going to work. Which, just bites.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 16: The Blank Page
    What kind of information can I provide that will help people, help you? Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. It’s day 16 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – The Blank Page. Is there anything scarier than the blank page? I don’t think so. I’ve been staring at this page for the last couple of hours. Thoughts a jumble in my head.
  • PERFORMANCE LEARNING PRODUCTIVITY  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2009
    [Providers] performance.learning.productivity: Getting to the Core of Learning Content in the Internet Age
    Knowledge may provide scaffolding, but we’ve learned over the past 30 years or so that most of the knowledge we need to ‘do’ doesn’t have to be stored in our heads. In fact, doing so simply distracts and consumes time – which may be a benefit to the providers of learning courses and events, but is of little use in the process of improving performance. There is an argument that we all need to learn less if we want to know more.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017
    [Providers] Creating a custom question slide with True/False options
    There are probably millions of different quiz-type interactions that we can imagine, of which only a few Captivate can provide as pre-formed quiz slide types. Captivate tries to provide a sufficiently flexible environment to create unique quiz interactions but it is really easy to get lost in the user interface trying to find just the right combination of functions.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2008
    [Providers] Micro-Mobile Learning Using iPod Touch - Sun Mobile Learning
    Imagine what you can do providing learning through on-the-need basis. How much does it cost to purchase an iPod Touch? See the YouTube video. Amazing! The technology is phenomenal. The challenge is how to prepare presentations that are succinct, 3 minutes or less in length. Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning" www.vignettestraining.com
  • EI DESIGN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016
    [Providers] Best Practices to Migrate Legacy Flash Courses to HTML5 the Right Way
    Identify what more do you want to achieve as you craft your mobile learning strategy: Besides providing flexibility to the learners to learn on the device of their choice, it is important to identify the other aspects you may want to address (user experience, learning experience, better retention and performance gain, and so on). I hope this article provides insights on how you can craft the right approach to migrate legacy Flash courses to HTML5.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2010
    [Providers] Speaking a CSTD Conference
    Role of Games and Simulations in Learning –where I will provide insights into the research that impacts games and simulations. This will be an interactive session…I’ll ask attendees what they think and then provide the research to see if their opinions were correct or if they need adjustment. This week I am visiting Canada to speak at the Canadian Society of Training and Development (CSTD) Conference.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
    [Providers] Reflective Learning in Virtual Worlds
    Is the Debrief Provided in a Written Format? Debriefing after experiential learning is a great way to make the learning "stick" and, if possible, take the time to teach learners how to conduct their own debriefing after any life learning experience and you will be providing them with an invaluable tool in their job as a life long learner. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009
    [Providers] Selling to Techies and Visionaries
    When selling to visionaries, let them know that it provides an advantage to themselves and their organization. Show them how the the new learning technology will provide a competitive advantage over others. This posting relates to my posting Technology Adoption Continuum: Types of Adopters. Read that posting first or this one may not make sense. The techies and the visionaries are early adopters of new technologies (like virtual worlds) within organizations.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009
    [Providers] Survey Says.
    Your participation will help the field and provide some much needed update to the original article. When the article is published we will be certain to provide the link here and at other places! One article that I wrote seems to get more attention than any other, it is called How Long Does it Take? Estimation Methods for Developing E-Learning and while the formulas and ideas in the article are up-to-date (written in 2003), one section really needs to be updated.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Adopting Social Media in Your Organization? A Few Considerations
    Providing up-front assistance and training is essential for the majority of employees to adopt. Start with “seeded” wikis which provide basic information onto which others can being to add links, images and other contributes. Here are few things to consider if you want to help your organization adopt social media tools for learning. Cultural influences in terms of sharing and open information is more important than the technology.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 27, 2007
    [Providers] Contrasting Different Learning Expectations
    Content is provided in a formal context with introductions, carefully parsed lessons and all encompassing summaries. Many e-learning courses are as long as four hours, require the learner to progress screen-by-screen and provide little interactivity. If, while playing a video game, the player waits for instructions or information, he or she will fail. Decisive action must be taken immediately. The gamer generation has learned this and expects speed in answers and learning.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
    [Providers] Blog Book Tour: Week Two Happenings
    Day Six: 09/17/07 - Enspire Learning's Corporate Blog This entry was great because it provided an opportunity to play a simulation. He provided over 18 pages of comments that really fueled alot of the ideas and insights into the book. If you haven't seen the postings on the blog book tour for this week, you need to check them out. I hope you took advantage of that offer. Day Seven: 09/18/07 -Mark Oehlert's e-clippings(Learning as Art).
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
    [Providers] Fall Reading List
    If you want learning related books, check out: From Analysis to Evaluation provides some great tools and ready-made worksheets. The E-Learning Handbook provides a comprehensive look at the e-learning industry, past, present and tips for the future. Here are some books that I think would be good to read in front of a fireplace on those cool fall days.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SATURDAY, MAY 8, 2010
    [Providers] Women are Flora, Men are Fauna
    Exploiting a well-known distinction and applying it – with no reservations – to the gender split, this new book provides guidance for men and women looking for an easy answer to a complex question. Men will play with the kids then leave them alone, while women will provide a persistent presence and awareness, continually nurturing. This provides the keys to understanding behavior. This guide will provide a basis for real decisions!
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
    [Providers] Avoiding Confusion During Reviews
    They also provide identifying numbers that are used to refer to each individual screen throughout the project. Use the punch list the course builder provides, if they provide one. If a punch list is not provided, ask the course builder if there’s a certain program or format they’d like you to use. Reviews are a key part of developing any eLearning. In my experience, they’re also one of the steps that cause the most confusion and delays.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
    [Providers] Knowledge Is in the Cards
    The goal is to figure out which picture card another player is thinking of, based on a hint they provide. Think of it as the next step after providing examples. Examples generally provide context and let learners know “why,” personally significant information encourages further exploration. Provide links to additional resources so interested learners have a starting point for further research. I was recently introduced to a card game called Dixit.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: KiKi L’Italien
    They can supply the kind of expertise that’s needed in a lot of cases that higher education just doesn’t provide. You have associations though, that are out there for every aspect of business, and so you have the ability to provide expertise in areas that people just cannot get that granular and focused and, you know, being able to provide that. How are we able to provide that information to people?”
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Kiki L’Italien
    They can supply the kind of expertise that’s needed in a lot of cases that higher education just doesn’t provide. You have associations though, that are out there for every aspect of business, and so you have the ability to provide expertise in areas that people just cannot get that granular and focused and, you know, being able to provide that. How are we able to provide that information to people?”
  • JANE HART  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
    [Providers] Key social learning resources: Part 4
    social , I provided some examples of how I think L&D can learn from what their people are already learning socially (with social media) and how they might encourage and engage others to do so too. This article first appeared on TrainingZone on 25th September 2011. This is the fourth and final instalment of my weekly articles curating key social learning resources for TrainingZone’s social learning month. This week we start with a posting by Mark Britz, Nature finds a way.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2012
    [Providers] #astdTK12: Immersive Learning Simulations – Cutting Through the Hype
    This also means we need to provide a representative number of problems to allow learners appropriate time for mastery of the content. The training should provide real consequences for learner actions in a safe environment. Provide scaffolding for domain-specific problem solving. The ILS could also coach the learner by providing 1) articulation and reflection, 2) error detection and correction, and 3) immediate or delayed feedback.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010
    [Providers] LMS & LCMS Directory
    When available, I have provided comments and insight. SAP, Peoplesoft, Oracle and HRIS systems; thus if you have one of those systems you are now open to a greater number of vendors, rather then staying with your ERP or HRIS provider. They are listed first on the directory, and pricing is provided. Contains over 200 systems.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Providers] Part 3: The Word
    ” — Jane Hart, founder, Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies “Social learning is an exchange of ideas or information characterized by friendly interaction providing supplemental understanding via your network.” Learning leaders give their take on how social learning fits into the workplace. “[Social learning is] about being with other people, listening to them, watching them, discussing with them.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Providers] Part 2: Not New, Just Revisited
    Most employees find it hard to find an hour to set aside for a traditional classroom or e-learning click-through program, said Brent O’Bryan, vice president of learning and development at security personnel provider AlliedBarton. The concept of just-in-time learning, where employees look for learning options at the point of need, isn’t new. Consider the following scenario. An employee in another department has expertise in a topic a peer has a question on.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2
    The main difference between blogging and discussion forums is that discussion forums are less structured, while blogs provide a more formal way for learners to articulate their ideas and receive feedback from others. The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Microblogging and live webinars provide great ways for learners to converse with subject matter experts.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013
    [Providers] Gamification in Relation to User Engagement
    In the real world, where goals are fuzzy and rules selectively applied, gamification provides clear goals and well-defined rules of play to ensure players feel empowered to achieve goals. Gamification provides many short-term, achievable goals to maintain engagement. By incorporating game-design elements into simulation it draws the player in and immerses them in the environment while providing a reward system for completing tasks or answering decision block questions correctly.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Social Media in the Corporate Classroom, Part 2
    The main difference between blogging and discussion forums is that discussion forums are less structured, while blogs provide a more formal way for learners to articulate their ideas and receive feedback from others. The main purpose of microblogging in MOOCs is to provide opportunities for synchronous interaction, such as a once-a-week live conversation. Microblogging and live webinars provide great ways for learners to converse with subject matter experts.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012
    [Providers] Everyone's a critic
    Social media now provides a way. I recently blogged about the hidden audience effect , and cited Westfields Junior School's S'cool Internet Radio and David Mitchell's Quadblogging projects as examples of how students can become better engaged with learning when they perform their work for an audience. Social media and the internet have largely been responsible for this change.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2011
    [Providers] Complexity Continuum – A Tool for Discussing Interactivity and Effort – Part 4 of MindMeld
    An added benefit of this ILO is its ability to record a student’s choices and decisions at every stage of the “game” which provides instructors with an invaluable tool to learn about how novices become experts. In Part 2 of my series of blog posts on MindMeld , I had mentioned the Complexity Continuum that I like to use to illustrate how interactive learning objects (ILOs) can be thought of in terms of complexity of design and complexity of implementation.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 2010
    [Providers] ASAE 2010 Annual: Leaders of Communities of Practice
    Web Courseworks is currently developing strategies for engaging eLearning communities with mobile applications, and I believe this learning lab will provide a good insight as to how best to actuate our initiatives. Associations are the hub of activity for "communities of practice.” Communities of practice are voluntary. Professionals join to gain access to peers, best practices, and education. What makes associations successful as communities of practice?
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009
    [Providers] Association LMS Report & the Entrepreneurial Jeff Cobb
    The Association LMS Report provides several benefits for technology or education managers. Jeff Cobb of Tagoras Inc. recently released a report focused on learning management systems for associations. Find below my interview with Jeff, discussing not only the report but also his life as an entrepreneur and his quest for a balanced lifestyle. Full disclosure: Web Courseworks’ LMS called CourseStage is one of the featured systems in the report.
  • TOPYX LMS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
    [Providers] Attract and Retain Millennial Employees with LMS Collaborative Learning Features
    A social learning management system with collaborative learning features can provide this. . If there is any generation that understands the digital world, it is Gen Y, the millennial generation. Millennials, those born after 1981, are extremely computer literate. Because of this, millennials tend to be incredible assets to their employers. However, not everyone agrees. Maybe Millennial Employees Aren’t So Bad, After All.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] CellCast Takes Top Honors at DemoFest 2010
    OnPoint worked with Verizon Wireless on a project designed to provide their outbound sales teams with greater and easier access to regular sales practices, production/solution previews, and updated business communications; the solution utilized OnPoint’s CellCast® mobile learning platform to make that content available via a variety of company-issued smartphones.
  • EI DESIGN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Providers] Free eBook: Why You Should Adopt Gamification For Corporate Training
    This free eBook Why You Should Adopt Gamification For Corporate Training provides insights on how gamification is poised to impact corporate training and why it makes business sense to adopt it. Through this free eBook Why You Should Adopt Gamification For Corporate Training , I provide insights on how gamification is poised to impact corporate training and why it makes business sense to adopt it. Organizations today cannot ignore the use of gamification in their learning strategy.
  • EI DESIGN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Providers] Free eBook: What Is Gamification And How Can It Enhance Corporate Training
    This free eBook What Is Gamification And How Can It Enhance Corporate Training provides insights on just that. Gamification does provide the flexibility and feasibility in terms of ways in which it can be incorporated in a learning strategy. The eBook What Is Gamification And How Can It Enhance Corporate Training provides answers to the following questions: What is gamification and what benefits does it offer for corporate training?
  • EI DESIGN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2016
    [Providers] Free eBook: How To Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development
    The eBook How To Evaluate The Right Partner To Outsource Your eLearning Content Development provides a cheat sheet you can use to evaluate the right partner. Since outsourcing to India could be one of the options, it provides practical insights on how to evaluate companies in India and then how can you zero in on the best. EI Design was the first time entrant to eLearning Industry’s Top 10 eLearning Content Providers and made it to the #2 slot.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013
    [Providers] Leveraging Certification to Update HR Tools
    Certification is about identifying the required work behaviors which are performance objectives, and yet each of these HR tools may provide a different set of performance expectations for the employee and the manager. Do you use your certification program to update your human resource tools? If you don’t, you’re not alone as many consider certification and its many deliverables as an isolated program.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
    [Providers] Build Effective E-Learning Courses Using These Simple Tips
    To take away some risk, we also provided an option of reviewing the technology before making a choice. In December, LINGOs announced the first global giveback campaign , which paired elearning developers with humanitarian organizations that needed some elearning courses produced. Like many of you, David Anderson and I took up the challenge and volunteered to create a course for Christian Aid. For this project, we had no budget with limited time and resources.
  • THE ELEARNING NOMAD  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2016
    [Providers] 4 myths on how to spice things up in online learning
    However, that doesn’t mean we – designers – need to provide all the images. How do we make an online course exciting? What makes people stay and do the work? We talk a lot about ‘engaging’ the learners, but what does that mean? Most articles in the e-learning sector focus on self-paced e-learning modules (e.g. Articulate), webinar presentations, or academic asynchronous e-courses. Many try to convince us that there is a ‘best practices’ approach for each.
  • THE ELEARNING NOMAD  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
    [Providers] Using an eWorkshop to initiate or enrich a community
    A smart program of interesting eWorkshops provides a much-needed regular boost for the community of practice. One of our new clients, a small NGO with a wide network of local partners in Africa and Latin America is building an e-learning program from scratch. The Moodle site is up and running and now we’re brainstorming on how best to structure the platform to support the needs of the organisation and its partners.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning Development India – The Unofficial Salary Survey 2009
    This is the third edition of the survey that aims to provide a glimpse into salary ranges of eLearning and content development professionals in India. The 2007 edition had just 11 responses and could not provide any meaningful conclusions other than the fact that eLearning salary ranges varied quite a bit in India. Manish Mohan has launched the Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey 2009.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning Development India - The Unofficial Salary Survey 2009
    This is the third edition of the survey that aims to provide a glimpse into salary ranges of eLearning and content development professionals in India. The 2007 edition had just 11 responses and could not provide any meaningful conclusions other than the fact that eLearning salary ranges varied quite a bit in India. Manish Mohan has launched the Unofficial eLearning Salary Survey 2009.
  • ELEARNING LEARNING POSTS  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
    [Providers] Introduction to eLearning Learning
    The goals of eLearning Learning are: Collect High Quality Content - The goal of a content community is to provide a high quality destination that highlights the most recent and best content as defined by the community. Provide an Easy to Navigate Site - End users most often are people who are not regular readers of the blogs and other sources. eLearning Learning is a collection of blog posts and articles all around eLearning.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013
    [Providers] SPOCS are just another name for.
    And when you have a test, have you had students who pass it, with minimally showing up or just showing up for the last class, where you provide a “study guide” in preparation for the exam? Have you heard the news? The latest news when it comes to online courses brought forth from some of the biggest universities around? Nope, it isn’t MOOCs, because you know that was so many people taking these courses with this amazing content that was linear in design.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] SkyPrep.com Introduces Affordable User-Friendly SaaS-based LMS at DevLearn by News Editor
    Following a six-month beta period, the official release of SkyPrep incorporates the feedback of hundreds of users and provides one of the most effective training tools in the market. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Learning Systems
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
    [Providers] Should you use MOOCs over other forms of corporate trainings?
    MOOCs allow companies to provide uniform delivery of content to all its employees at distributed locations. How do you provide them training today? Because MOOCs are to be provided on the online platform, you do not spend the same kind of time or money in travel, training space, meals and refreshments, stationery and other sundry expenses. Our workforce today is friendly to new technologies and new innovations.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
    [Providers] Placing MOOCs in the context of your organization
    Do MOOCs provide content that is developed for the consumers, thus making it a product? Or does it provide a platform for content, thus making it a service? Similarly, because your content will not be provided to your employees in a classroom setting, the content has to be rich and enticing. The extremely fast paced growth of Massive Online Open Courses, or MOOCs , means that many companies are now evaluating how they can benefit from this training methodology.
  • OPENSESAME  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Providers] Wearable Technology—What's the Big Deal?
    Similar to the wearing style of Google Glass, the Recon technology is unique by allowing athletes to continue to push themselves while providing them with information they’re never had access to before even more information. In the technology world, it seems like every week brings with it a new tech craze. And while some fizzle and die, others—like wearable technology— are making a name for themselves and becoming increasingly popular.
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011
    [Providers] How do you fight inert knowledge? Develop quality instruction…
    By providing the learner instruction through separate channels, the brain is able to create and store separate representations of information. It was brought up in the AECT/UGA ITForum recently that it’s not how many facts anyone has in their long term memory that is important, instead it is the ability to [recall] them when needed. Last week, I mentioned when discussing “dual coding” that….
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
    [Providers] Fostering Creative Design Opportunities
    I found an article by Scott McDowell— Developing Your Creative Practice: Tips from Brian Eno which provides some excellent takeaways which I would like to apply to my profession as an instructional designer. The other day we discussed how a designer’s creativity often happens during their downtime… but we are always on. So what do we do?
  • COFFEE AND DESIGN  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Providers] How do students find people to connect with in a MOOC? Do they even need to?
    I put abundance in quotes because I love how Dave Cormier describes what makes a MOOC a MOOC which I mentioned earlier in another post (see MOOCs should afford the use of abundance provided by The Internet! ). At the 2013 MOOC Research Initiative Conference back in December, Carolyn Rosé Associate Professor of the Language Technologies Institute and Human-Computer Interaction Institute for Carnegie Mellon University was interviewed by Phil Hill from Stanford University.
  • MINDFLASH  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
    [Providers] Train Your Sales Team How to Handle Rep vs. Rep Competition
    I know that typically marketing, sales enablement and other corporate functions that are chartered to support the sales effort don’t provide much leadership or intelligence regarding this third, and most important, level of competitive information. has provided guidance, expertise and coaching to companies such as Bayer, HP, Microsoft and Oracle.
  • BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
    [Providers] Witness to the power of 2.0 tools
    tools provide…up-to-the-minute information that I want. This is not your normal business post…only an observation of my personal experience with the power of 2.0 tools. Like many of you I have been glued to CNN watching the coverage of the devastation in Haiti.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Providers] Logical Operations Launches LogicalCHOICE by News Editor
    Learning solutions provider celebrates grand opening and launches nationwide tour of a patent-pending multi-platform training model it says will transform the future of learning. Blended Learning Design & Development Tools Design Strategies Development Strategies
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2016
    [Providers] The 2015 Kaizen Adventure
    I wanted to develop more webinars, workshops and provide more content that is meaningful. While I cannot say this shift instantly made me independently wealthy, I do feel better about the work I’m providing. I then shifted the blog to provide longer content that is more meaningful but posted less frequently. Another year, another kaizen adventure. Well, not just one adventure – a whole host of adventures and FYI – I am referring to changes as adventures.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013
    [Providers] Karl Kapp – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators (Part 2)
    Then the course provided a list of terminology the would-be investigators had to learn. Then, as they asked questions and moved along within the investigation, the instructor provides both pieces of information related to the case and instructional information. The goal of the Fieldbook is to provide readers with more of a step-by-step examination of the way to craft a game, gamification experience or simulation.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Providers] The Heck With The Check
    This provides a pathway to new habits that are linked to long-term business outcomes. Checking boxes isn’t enough. Without a solid connection to the business and appropriate follow-up to support learning, initiatives will not produce sustainable, long-term behavioral change. It’s common to face challenges when designing and implementing long-term learning or change initiatives. For instance, solutions may be disconnected from business outcomes and results.
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2015
    [Providers] Reporting eLearning Results
    Do you need to provide reports to your boss that show how learners have performed on a quiz? Talk to your LMS provider for information on which one to use. by Kevin Siegel      When developing eLearning, you can elect to use Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Lectora, Camtasia Studio--there's no shortage of awesome tools. Once the eLearning content is finished, do you need to track learner access to the content?
  • I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014
    [Providers] EMR Training: Are You HiTech?
    According to  MedicalRecords.com , "The government wants to shift the health industry into the digital age and has provided reimbursement incentives and an electronic medical records deadline for those who adopt electronic medical records. Did I mention I had no functional class outline or materials beyond multiple giant binders with vague scripts that couldn't possibly support a positive learning experience or provide realistic patient scenarios?
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2017
    [Providers] Online Training Trends that are Making it Big in 2017
    Many organizations are also looking at mobile apps to provide on-demand online training to their diverse workforce. Gone are the days when online training meant endless clicks on a PowerPoint Presentation or simply watching a lecture video. There is no one-size-fits-all strategy that works for online training. There are numerous online training trends that have evolved over the years and changed the way we design e-learning courses.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
    [Providers] Blog Book Tour: Social Media for Trainers--stop #9
    Here's an excerpt from the book to give you a feel: Sentence Stems One way to help learners manage the 140 - character limit is to provide them with sentence stems — they need only to complete the thought. #SoMe for Trainers: Beating the Forgetting Curve This is the 9th stop of the Blog Book Tour for Jane Bozarth's new book, S ocial Media for Trainers.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2009
    [Providers] Application Training Programs: What's the Big Deal?
    This mean, the technical team developing the application cannot always provide business reasons behind all the tasks. The client has to be a partner in this and provide organizational support post implementation to drive adoption. Preamble The following para from Karl Kapp’s post called Yes, We Should Keep ADDIE, HPT and ISD Models is the trigger for my post. His post is an old one—almost 3 years old—yet extremely relevant in our situation today.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015
    [Providers] LEARNNOVATORS WINS DEVLEARN 2015 HYPERDRIVE CONTEST FOR MOBILE PERFORMANCE SUPPORT SYSTEM
    Learnnovators, a leading provider of innovative learning solutions, has won the DevLearn 2015 Hyperdrive contest, for its Mobile Performance Support System (MPSS) solution. It is made up of byte-sized video tutorials and PDF-based Quick Reference Guides, and leverages the power of QR codes to provide support to learners in their moment of need. Chennai (India).
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2010
    [Providers] Moodle Journal - Untitled Article
    Having received the assignment, as a teacher you can then provide scoring and feedback. Are you trying to Twitter with students, I like to, but network filtering has started to become more than a problem of late. So how about a microblogging system that has been designed specifically for teachers and students? If you have not seen it yet, then take a look at Edmodo. In essence similar to Twitter, but with some functionality to support classroom activities.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014
    [Providers] Manifesting in practice extended
    So, does this provide some guidance on how to get started? In my last post, I wrote about the first step you should take to move to Serious eLearning , which was making deeper practice. Particularly under the constraints of not rocking the boat. Here I want to talk about where you go from there. There are several followup steps you should take after (hopefully) success at the beginning.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
    [Providers] Travel Tech
    When I do have to drive, CheapGas helps you find the prices of petrol near you and find a provider with the best deal. Yesterday I wrote about some products, and I thought I should also own up to the mobile apps I use while traveling (at least domestically, international is still a bloody headache). It’s something I do a fair bit, and is a natural opportunity for mobile to make your life easier and more effective. First, the natural functions of basic apps are helpful.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Providers] Products
    As you might expect, they’re oriented towards Windows, with no information for a Mac user provided, but their website shows how to load music on them. I don’t usually talk about products, particularly ones I’ve received as opposed to have chosen. However, there are a couple of mentions worth making: GOOD. I won a copy of Navigon. I’d always wanted a GPS, but didn’t want to buy one, figuring they’d get outdated.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017
    [Providers] Transparent Buttons versus Smart Shape Buttons
    I also compare a couple of differences between the two and provide an example of when to use one over the other. In this video, I show you how you can create your own multi-state object buttons using transparent buttons and smart shape buttons. Uncategorized Video down state multi state buttons Multi-state objects roll over effects roll over state transparent buttons
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017
    [Providers] Progress Indicator as a Percentage
    Thanks to Philip Wood for providing the JavaScript for this tutorial. In this video, I’m going to show you how you can have a progress indicator in Adobe Captivate expressed as a whole number percentage. Download the project file for this video for free: https://www.paulwilsonlearning.com/new-products/progress-percent. Uncategorized Video JavaScript progress Progress Indicator progress percent
  • INQUISIQ LMS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Providers] Tin Can API – What you need to know
    With mobile becoming an increasingly larger part of the online learning experience, it’s no surprise that we need to adapt our methodology to provide a consistent experience across all devices. This is where the Tin Can API comes into play, giving us the ability to track and evaluate different types of learning experiences through one […] The post Tin Can API – What you need to know appeared first on Inquisiq R4. LMS Industry Mashup
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Good Thoughts from #lrnchat on Being a Department of One
    While structured as a collaborative discussion on the theory and practice of leading learning, the chat has its own ecology of peers and friends who provide thought-provoking advice, ideas and support. #lrnchat is a weekly Twitter-based discussion among the community of training and elearning professionals. It occurs twice each Thursday, at 11:30-1pm EDT and then again at 8:30-10pm EDT.
  • OPENSESAME  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] Compliance Training: Tips for Training
    If your company isn’t providing resources for you, but you are serious about seeking personal and professional growth, here are five tips to help you get started Making professional learning and development a priority requires a commitment of time, staff resources and financial investment. Some companies simply don’t have the resources to spare to ensure that their employees have opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012
    [Providers] OpenSesame: eLearning Solutions for Corporations
    You must be able to provide the training they need wherever and whenever they need it. Online learning is crucial for global enterprises and large corporations. Information travels more quickly than ever, meaning your team has to be constantly learning to stay ahead of the competition. They want to develop their skills to work smarter, but you have to give them opportunity. Where can you find solutions that appeal to the diverse, ever-changing needs of your multi-generational team?
  • OPENSESAME  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2012
    [Providers] Learning Resolutions: Design Experiences, Not Content
    That’s all fine provided the few months of work leading up to that conversation has been accomplished. Design experiences, not content. We have all heard or experienced a project request that needs to be designed and developed in a period of about two weeks. All too often it’s not, and we’re forced into producing ‘content’ as opposed to a properly designed experience. Right Learning Resolutions
  • DIGITALCHALK ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] The State of the eLearning Industry: Part 3
    The overall opportunity for the learning management systems providers. This blog post describes the learning management system market. We will review: Market segmentation for learning management systems. General size of the different market segments. Don’t forget to check out part 1 and 2 of this series! What were your thoughts – did you leave a comment letting us know? If not, we’d love to hear from you! The post The State of the eLearning Industry: Part 3 appeared first on.
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