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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
    [Providers] Mzinga Releases OmniSocial 2.0 by Bill Brandon
    Social software provider Mzinga has released OmniSocial 2.0, OmniSocial now provides support for onboarding, communication and collaboration, learning and development, performance and career development, innovation, and recruitment and. the latest update to its enterprise-class. social software. retention.
  • E-LEARNING UNCOVERED  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011
    [Providers] DevLearn 2011 – Notes from One ID Challenge and HTML5 Authoring Tool Review
    The course design itself involved realistic scenarios in which the learner worked with a partner to complete inspection activities, like this (click to enlarge): And finally, I thought it was imperative that as the learners were working through the scenarios, they were provided the actual resources that they would be using on the job. I was thrilled to be accepted to speak and asked to serve on a panel at my first DevLearn experience!
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
    [Providers] "Distorting Reality" for Learners
    Doing this will provide meaning and help learners to value the facts. Most content are unnatural. It emanates from a higher plain with an objective source and is written in a perfect world. Hence most content is not understood by people. On the other hand, certain content that people understand may not be really recognized immediately as content. These are ordinary things we see, feel, touch, smell and use every day. Factual vs Real-Life Content ̶ Which One Works?
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2013
    [Providers] The Power of Metaphors in eLearning
    While the film uncovers the many facets of the 16th President of the United States both as a man and as an emancipator, it provides a glimpse into how other Americans stood by or stood against Lincoln. Synthesis: In the film, Lincoln , President Lincoln and Thaddeus Stevens used the power of metaphors to solve two crucial historical stand-offs during the American civil war.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Providers] Upside Learning to Showcase FRED at Learning Solutions 2014 by News Editor
    Upside Learning, a provider of learning technology solutions, announces they will be exhibiting and presenting at the Learning Solutions 2014 Conference and Expo. Additionally, they will showcase FRED, their innovative Framework for Responsive eLearning Design, at the conference. Emerging Topics Learning Systems Mobile Learning Training Strategies
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2011
    [Providers] Negotiating with Stakeholders
    You also want the stakeholder’s agreement to provide the necessary subject matter experts (SMEs) and to reinforce the learning to achieve the desired application rate. This issue came up last week in discussions with learning professionals at several companies. It is very timely since many have a calendar-year fiscal year, and planning for 2012 is about to get underway.
  • EI DESIGN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017
    [Providers] Free eBook: How To Create A Meaningful And Engaging Compliance Course
    In the free eBook How To Create A Meaningful And Engaging Compliance Course , I have provided insights on why compliance courses tend to be boring and what learning strategies work in compliance trainings. Through 3 articles featuring examples and case studies, this free eBook provides insights on: What can be done to instill the spirit of “why comply?” The compliance mandate is usually associated with mundane training sessions.
  • JAY CROSS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2015
    [Providers] Summarizing Learn for Yourself
    Note, this does not mean building lots more learning content nor implementing a traditional “command and control” (social) learning (management) system where everyone’s learning is tracked, monitored and managed, but rather providing an open,and enabling environment for individuals and groups to support their own learning and performance needs. I just copied a rough draft of my new book, Learn For Yourself , into a free summarizer.
  • JAY CROSS  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013
    [Providers] The year’s top posts on Working Smarter
    Group work advice for MOOC providers. 2013 is over for everything but the holidays so I’m posting this list of the top 50 blog posts on Working Smarter this year. Here’s how they were selected. Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
    [Providers] More cool e-learning for kids (and their grown-ups)
    They even have a seaquaria to house local critters for closer inspection (urchins, crabs, spot prawns…may also provide a sushi buffet should we even get locked in the school). . Image via Wikipedia. I noticed that a post of mine cool e-learning for kids got a few hits a day, fairly consistently, so I thought it must be time for a follow up.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Back to school in an ideal world?
    Sugata Mitra’s TED talk (click image to get to video) has been making the rounds and he describes that in many cases, learning is self-organized (and that educational technology should be provided to the remote areas first) – including: Learning Conversations , Upside Learning , and numerous Twitter RTs. Hands up for all you parents who schlepped your kid(s) back to school this week. (How How many of you felt the urge to actually put your hand up?
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
    [Providers] Train & develop employees = not one but three roles
    There was a lull during the recession where organizations could sit back smugly and think: “those schmucks should just be glad to have a job, so I don’t really have to worry about providing anything beyond your basic pay. I attended a webinar a couple of weeks ago, by Future of Talent Institute and Verna Allee was the speaker.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2010
    [Providers] My first foray into the Big Question
    I love that the smartphones of today are more capable of providing performance support than ever before. Learning Circuits blog posts a question each month to generate discussion. I have volunteered to be an online community steward for BC HRMA’s online community, and I thought this would be good practice for me! February’s Big Question: Instruction in an Information Snacking Culture? Well, it’s a 3 part question, really.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009
    [Providers] Are Goals Always Good? No.Watch Out for Side Effects.
    A nice new review of research on goal-setting provides some balance in how goals can be used to guide workplace performance. The SMART goal revolution didn't always acknowledge some of the downsides, nor did it provide a Situation-Based Learning Design approach, providing learners with a sense of when to use goals, and when not to. The following (admittedly low-quality) graphic comes from the authors' working paper.
  • MOODLE JOURNAL  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012
    [Providers] e-Factor Conference
    A provider may deliver a combination of provision, such as: community learning, apprenticeships and courses where a qualification is the main learning aim. Inspection of the Quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and the impact it has on the quality of learning, provides direct evidence. The inspector will usually provide feedback to the person observed. Yesterday 27th June 2012 I went along to the RSC e-Factor “It’s all about the learner event” in London.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2009
    [Providers] Is it important to know instructional design to create SCORM compliant courses?
    The set of questions below were raised by a friend that triggered of the post that follows: If SCORM is a technical specification, does it interest, content providers, Instruction Designers, Project Managers ? Content providers will quickly see how SCORM helps implement reusable learning objects.
  • MARCIA CONNER  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2008
    [Providers] Fundraising Online
    Web Site Development Application Service Providers (ASPs). Although Groundspring offers non-profit fundraising solutions, they offer a terrific list of online resources to help you raise funds online for yourself. Links include: Online Fundraising Web Sites Online Fundraising Email Lists Email Messaging. Technology Consulting. Privacy Statements. Driving Traffic to Your Site
  • PARADISO  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015
    [Providers] Choosing the Best LMS for your Company
    It is more often than not a better idea to employ the services of a company that specializes in LMS and provides everything needed in one package, including support, upgrades and training. The IT department will provide help for all of the technical considerations of implementing your chosen best LMS, including: . Choosing the best LMS is less like going shopping and more like events planning and management.
  • ALLISON ROSSETT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
    [Providers] The Tale of a Job Hunt
    Interview #4 provided the first (and what would be the only) face-to-face exchange. Tweet Meet guest blogger, Marci Paino. Here is the story of her search for a new position. On the trail to a new position. This is the tale of a job hunt that I began in November, 2011. A few hours were spent updating and tweaking a resume. Even more time was spent searching for the ideal job openings and filling out the specialized online applications.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2007
    [Providers] Mergers a-go-go
    Although fees per partner are 5% up from last year over the UK’s top 60 accountancy firms, the European mergers imply that the UK firms may be struggling to think where further organic growth is coming from…and as Maister points out, growth is imperative to sustain the professional firm’s pyramid and provide enough opportunities for staff seeking promotion. July’s Accountancy magazine reports on a round table discussion between 6 lead partners of mid tier firms.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2007
    [Providers] Companies Act – time for some more “tick and bash”?
    With effect from 6 April 2008, the Companies Act 2006 introduces a number of measures that impact auditors: the criminal offence of “reckless auditing”; the requirement for auditors of quoted companies to provide a statement of circumstances in all cases of resignation; reporting on whether there are “adequate accounting records”; significant changes to the directors’ report; potential publication of terms of engagement; and.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
    [Providers] Talking about my generation…effect
    My unscientifically tested belief, backed up by years of facilitating and instructional design experience, is that the more that you provide a variety of activities aimed at generating associations and meanings, the greater the impact of the learning intervention. In October’s TJ, Justin Collinge writes a thought-provoking article called “Are you m*ssing a tr*ck?”
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2009
    [Providers] Once, twice, one thousand times a knowledge worker
    Gut feel is that this is about providing people with opportunities, access to great resources, motivation, structured progression and the habit of managing their own learning. Jay Cross has an interesting article in the December issue of the “Inside Learning Technologies” magazine about making business decisions and the use of business metrics. As I made the claim in Feb that 2009 would be the year of “ bad measurement ” this is a topic close to my heart.
  • FROM THE COLEFACE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] How was your conference? How was the backchannel?
    However don’t assume that simply providing a conference hashtag will generate a thriving backchannel – it takes a level of confidence and practice for people to feel comfortable that their contributions are worth sharing. At #learning live last week Don Taylor invited us to think about what’s the biggest change that we’ve seen in our experience of L&D.
  • PDG   |  THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015
    [Providers] Creating the Learning Organization Structure
    In this white paper, we will provide a variety of situational examples, along with what we believe are factors that affect your decisions and what we believe to be best practice. How do you know if the design of your learning organization is accomplishing your business goals? In PDG’s new white paper, “Creating the Learning Organization Structure,” we explore: How to structure a learning. Benefits and risks of centralized and decentralized learning.
  • SKYPREP  |  MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016
    [Providers] How E-Learning Can Help Students With Disabilities
    These days, most schools have resource programs that are designed to provide support to kids who don’t absorb information on the same level or in more traditional ways. Instruction is provided using video conferences and online student assessments. Not only does eLearning provide more adaptability, it is appealing because it allows students with health problems, who are unable to travel to and from school, to receive an education.
  • LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015
    [Providers] tts Sponsors Performance Support Symposium in Austin, Texas USA by News Editor
    tts, a full service provider for talent management and corporate learning, is a Silver Sponsor at the Performance Support. Symposium, June 10 – 12, 2015. Emerging Topics Getting Started Performance Support Training Strategies
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
    [Providers] Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio (and did you take instructor-led training with you, or what)?
    We recently had the opportunity to partner with a company that provides solely instructor-led training (ILT). And, while competition in ILT may not be as effective for all learner groups, I believe that everyone has a drive to win that can provide trainers just the hook they need to foster learner engagement. To learn more about our new partner, I did some research on companies that focus primarily on ILT.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2008
    [Providers] New Measurement Job Aid
    It provides a brief rationale for each point. I've developed three separate several job aids in regards to learning measurement over the last few years, and I decided recently that 1 was enough, so I've integrated the wisdom from all three into one job aid, which I now make available to you for free. This job aid has several advantages: It's inspired by honest-to-goodness learning research. It fits onto one page. It prompts users to audit their current practices.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2014
    [Providers] It’s (almost) out!
    What I’ve tried to do is make the case for dragging L&D into the 21st Century, and then provide an onramp. Practitioner friends and colleagues provided the five case studies I’ve the pleasure to host. And I’ve learned together with so many of you by attending events together, hearing you speak, reading your writings, and having you provide feedback on my thoughts via talking or writing to me after hearing me speak or commenting on my scribblings here.
  • PARADISO  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
    [Providers] Multi Tenant LMS – Does your organization need it?
    A company like Ford, with dealerships spread across the world in various countries, can use multi-tenant architecture to provide each of these dealerships with its own learning environment. Paradiso Solutions is one of the first LMS providers to implement multi tenant solutions.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Providers] Just Ask the Wiki … But Don’t Ask Too Much
    A new book released today, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses , provides some sobering figures about today’s graduates. Its development provided a groundbreaking case study for the power of online collaboration. Two pieces of learning-related news grabbed my attention this week. First, Wikipedia , that ever-remarkable, ever-growing online open source encyclopedia, turned 10 years old on Jan.
  • LEARNUPON  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017
    [Providers] Why Springstone Learning recommend LearnUpon
    With a selection of ‘off-the-shelf’ content, as well as bespoke development services, Springstone is dedicated to providing current and effective training for your business. “We The support that LearnUpon provides is also out-of-this-world, and we cannot thank them enough for their tireless efforts to accommodate any requests, comments or questions we may have.”.
  • MINDFLASH  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012
    [Providers] How to Address Learning Wants
    Organizations are expected to provide more and more of people’s education needs. Providing learning is expensive. But I Need Excel Training One should be honest in response to requests for learning wants and say, “We do not provide Excel training. ” Perhaps then, you could provide this person a link to this Amy Gallo article on how to master new skills.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Making Tweeps
    These are where Tweeps in a specific community, like learning and development or health care providers, etc. I will applaud great service from stores and restaurants, but I also provide my criticisms when necessary. I having been using Twitter for several years now and still loving it. The only issue I have are the challenges of getting others to adopt it. For me, Twitter is a great tool in my personal life and also a fantastic workplace tool.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2010
    [Providers] Upgraded LMS Directory- More Vendors, New Add-ons!
    My latest LMS/LCMS directory provides a wealth of new information on 242 vendors. New columns – Does the vendor offer a trial? What social media platforms does the vendor use? If the vendor offers a trial, it will identify if known the length of the trial. If the vendor uses any social media, the name is listed (example: Twitter, Facebook, etc). All Links checked and verified – and updated when needed as of 9-29-10. Added over 25 new listings – from all over the world.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2010
    [Providers] Rapid Content Authoring Tool Template Comparison- Oranges to Oranges
    There are numerous categories, and under each category, I have provided either questions to ask your potential vendor OR examples that can be entered. Here is a template you can use when comparing rapid content authoring tools, and identifying which one will best serve your needs. If you scroll down the template, you will see where to enter the company info., product and pricing (is it for one license? Subscription?
  • JOITSKE HULSEBOSCH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016
    [Providers] Online facilitation inspired by car dealers
    We have recently bought a different car, a used car. We started with a search on the Internet. Then we went one afternoon to some dealers to watch the cars. We met the first salesman there. Fortunately he fully matched my preconceptions of a car salesman :). He was a man who was already retired, and was selling cars for fun during weekends. He questioned us and soon realized that my husband was sensitive for station models and I had a crush for colors, my daughter wants to have a red car.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
    [Providers] Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview
    In late 2009, I was privileged to be invited by Colorado-based LMS provider Xyleme Inc. to participate in their Xyleme Voices series of podcasts. Role of Standards in Learning: Xyleme Voices Podcast Interview is a post from: E-Learning Curve Blog.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013
    [Providers] Promote Better Alignment for Better Impact
    For the last several years, members of the BIB have been asked to provide annual insight into their outlook for the year ahead. CLOs must evaluate their ability to help the enterprise rebound during the recovery and align their staffs to that goal. To maximize the overall value of learning and development spending, and to ensure flexibility and capacity for the economic recovery, learning and development organizations must constantly evaluate and reallocate their staff.
  • JOITSKE HULSEBOSCH ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Providers] Design of blended learning: inspiration from a book about design thinking
    What I liked most about the book is that it provides the space to look at the design process in different ways. I read the Dutch boek De Ontwerpfactor , written by Marguerithe de Man. She did a sabatical studying urban planning and landscape architecture which inspired her to write this book about design of learning and change trajectories. Marguerithe is part of our trajectory leren en veranderen met sociale media which makes it extra nice to read.
  • JOITSKE HULSEBOSCH ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Providers] The dynamics of managing/nurturing networks of practice
    Image by D'Arcy Norman via Flickr I received a beautiful article (thanks to Julie Ferguson!). Unfortunately it is not freely accessible online, but this is the reference to the article: Agterberg, M., Van den Hooff, B., Huysman, M., & & Soekijad, M. 2010). Keeping the Wheels Turning: The Dynamics of Managing Networks of Practice. Journal of Management Studies, 47(1), 85-108 The authors make a distinction between NoPs and CoPs; networks of practice and communities of practice.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010
    [Providers] Use Scenarios to Make Quiz Questions Relevant to the Job
    The context provided by a scenario helps to care for this. By Shelley A. Gable. Why do we include written or computer-based quizzes in training? First, I'll acknowledge that the ideal type of level 2 training evaluation is a skill assessment that simulates actual, observable job tasks. That said, I'll go back to the original question: Why include quizzes in training? Here's a few reasons. A quiz can be a useful tool for taking a pulse check during training.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] Context is King: Excerpts from posts and articles - Part I
    marcjrosenberg on #lsmag [link] #lrnchat The excerpts: We need context to understand complex issues and this can be provided by those we are connected to. We hope to make it clear that learning through legitimate peripheral participation takes place no matter which educational form provides a context for learning, or whether there is any intentional educational form at all. For the paste one week or so, I have been reading up on the importance of context as opposed to content.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [Providers] After e-Learning delivery and deployment, how would you drive adoption?
    Summative evaluation "provides information on the product's efficacy ( it's ability to do what it was designed to do)." Does the organization provide learners with some amount of free time that can be utilized as "learning time" so that learners can go through the course within work hours? Employees must be provided with the right equipment; if you want to use VoIP, make sure they have good quality headsets.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] Hosting a CoffeeEDU
    Ok, to be honest: we did provide coffee for our guests, but you don’t have to. Are you an educator who wants to learn from others and get inspired? Perhaps you’re excited about a new discovery, device, or idea that you’d like to share? Maybe you’re just curious about using technology in education, but don’t know where to begin? Well, have we got an answer for you: host a CoffeeEDU ! CoffeeEDU is the brainchild of edTech superstar, Alice Keeler.
  • VISUAL LOUNGE  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2013
    [Providers] How screencasting has helped one student feel more prepared for college
    With these skills embedded in the way I now approach my education, I’m looking forward to the freedom that college provides and the opportunity to pursue what I enjoy learning about and exploring most. Guest post by Tiana Kadkhoda. Milo of Croton, the early Olympian, was renowned for his legendary strength. Every day Milo would carry a calf on his back up a large mountain. As the calf matured into a full-grown bull, so did Milo’s strength.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010
    [Providers] 5 Ways You Can Benefit from Customer Service Courses
    They want the companies they deal with to provide outstanding support, relevant advice, and useful information related to the products and services that are offered. . People today demand world-class customer service. If they receive a mediocre or half-hearted response from the customer service team, they will look elsewhere
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
    [Providers] Media Release: OpenSesame and NetDimensions Announce Partnership and Integration
    Today, we are proud to announce a new partnership with NetDimensions, the global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning management systems. This partnership will enable NetDimensions’ millions of users to search for, purchase, and deploy training courses from the OpenSesame marketplace within the NetDimensions Talent Suite, instantly. Right Press Releases
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2009
    [Providers] Brain rules #3
    Develop adaptive software that provides an individsualised learning experience that is well suited to the particular learner. To compensate for this, the trainer needs to work hard to establish a climate of open communication, in which students can freely articulate their needs and provide feedback. Rule 3: Every brain is wired differently In this chapter, John Medina explains how every brain is different from every other: "When you learn something, the wiring in your brain changes."
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2007
    [Providers] Apples and Pears
    The VLE (Moodle, Blackboard, WebCT), on the other hand, is a tool for colleges, training providers and others who want to deliver (or at least support the delivery) of learning interventions online. Kineo , a UK-based e-learning provider, is providing this service for literally dozens of - yes, you guessed it - corporate clients. Yesterday eLearning Guild announced their Member's Choice Awards for Learning Management Systems (LMS).
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2008
    [Providers] Bloggers and belly dancing
    I was extremely optimistic that all we'd have to do is provide some forums and a wiki and then leave them to it. Fair enough, but you need a large community for the 1% to provide enough volume for the others to comment on or view. Provide alternative ways for networking to occur. One of my lasting memories of this week's Learning Technologies 2008 was a blogger's reunion dinner at a Persian restaurant just off Kensington High Street.
  • 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.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013
    [Providers] Some #DevLearn Thoughts and Resources
    Although I do not have the time needed to write a very lengthy post about my wonderful DevLearn experience, I at least want to post a bit about some of the things that impressed me and also provide some post-conference resources. I''ve been catching up at work since my trip to the DevLearn Conference.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2009
    [Providers] you have to fight for the right TO BE ENGAGING
    When you launch your prototype/course and your audience provides positive feedback. I just read a comment on a blog where a someone was very frustrated by bland, unengaging page turners. It got me thinking. How do you get a an organization out of the rut of making page turners and to start creating more engaging and effective courses?
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Big Question - Presenting the Value of Social Media for Learning
    They mayhelp you push the initiative through the possible IT bureaucracy and can provide additional evaluation and advice from a tech perspective. Learning Circuit's Big Question this month is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" In response, I have put together a list of strategies I feel are important and if done right can be effective. Management buy-in Demo its use to decision makers.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2009
    [Providers] Creds to the Classroom Trainers
    Providing very specific scenarios based on what's relevant to individual participants attending the class. Since the announcement of my bank's acquisition my e-learning projects have been cancelled. So, I have returned to the classroom to teach online professional networking, which has a focus on using LinkedIn. I am not new to teaching face-to-face classes, but I have not done it on a consistent basis since 2002.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
    [Providers] Big Question - In the Year 2019
    Asynchronous courses will still exist, but they will be engaging, interactive (in the truest sense of the term), and provide opportunities for people to apply learned skills in a safe online environment. The March Big Question from Learning Circuits is What will workplace learning look like in 10 years? Here are some of the things I see in 10 years: We will see much more informal learning and knowledge management.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2009
    [Providers] Given this post, readers will be able to describe my perspective on course objectives to 100% accuracy
    The content must provide all that is needed for the learner to meet the objectives. If you write clear objectives, make sure your course's content allows participants to meet those objectives and your assessment measures whether the objectives were met, then you are doing a great job. If not, please give me a minute of your time. Objectives have a purpose. They are NOT just to tell participants what they will learn at the beginning of a course. I think of them as a contract.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2008
    [Providers] Video Studio Design - Equipment is on its Way
    This will be a very small studio a nd the above should provide very sufficient lighting. If you have not been following prior posts, I am building a small video studio. It will be used for creating videos that will be incorporated into e-learning (WBT) courses and for online, stand-alone, instructional videos. The equipment has been ordered, and here's what we will be using: 2 Kino Flo Diva fluorescent lights (each has 2 tubes a nd include a dimmer).
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Providers] Gamification Webinar Resources: Mis-Matched Content
    Sneak Peak at my DevLearn Presentation –Provides a little more information on the development of the story-based presentation. Here are the slides from the presentation. Articles and Blog Entries of Interest. Matching the Right Design Strategy to the Right Content. Matching the Right Game Type to the Right Strategy. 8 Types of Stories to Effect Change. Storytelling and Instructional Design. Eight Game Elements to Make Learning More Intriguing.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [Providers] Know any Outstanding Teachers? Of Course you do! Nominate Them
    Do you know a 7th-12th grade teacher who provides excellent mathematics or science instruction to his or her students? Then please consider nominating him or her for a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). Anyone—researchers, parents, or members of the general public—may nominate a 7th-12th grade teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website. To submit a nomination, you only need the teacher’s contact information.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Providers] Workshop Resources
    Also, here are some links that provide some additional information about what we discussed in the workshop. Recently, I had the chance to conduct a fun and engaging workshop called Innovative Learning Techniques: Games, Social Learning and Interactive Stories. We had a great deal of fun. One of the first things we did was reconceptualize the ARCS model. Here are some images of the work. We also spent some time creating instructional stories, a big part of learning is storytelling.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Providers] Finally, The Physics of Super Hero Powers Explained
    Additionally, they are a clever way to provide a quick lesson and a single concept–take note you instructional designers and comic book artists. We already know that flying around a virtual world as a super hero makes us nicer in the actual world. But what if we suddenly gained super strength or the ability to fly. A fun, cleverly designed group of TED-ED videos explores the idea of gaining super powers and what that means in terms of physics and formulas.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2013
    [Providers] Touch Enabled 3D Collaboration
    3D worlds and environments are ideal for collaboration and provide rich environments to foster innovation and working together across geographical boundaries. My friends over at Proton Media continue to do great things in the 3D space, just recently they announced the latest version of ProtoSphere, the first enterprise-ready 3D virtual collaboration environment optimized for touch-enabled devices like iPad, Microsoft Surface Pro, and even Perceptive Pixel.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2010
    [Providers] Seeking Middle School Teacher Educational Game Testers
    Here is a video providing an overview of the game. I am co Principle-Investigator on a project team called Simulation and Modeling in Technology Education (SMTE) which is part of a National Science Foundation five-year project to develop and research the academic potential of a hybrid instructional model that infuses computer simulations, modeling, and educational gaming into middle school technology education programs.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
    [Providers] Learn to Drive Safely–Leveraging a Virtual World for Immersive Driver’s Ed
    But on a serious note, my oldest son is just learning to drive and providing him with a realistic models of driving situations with information about proper driving behavior is a good thing and something I want to encourage so he gains knowledge of how to be a good driver as quickly as possible.
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