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  • CLARK QUINN  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
    [Providers] Convenience vs Context
    In performance support, this is a huge opportunity: providing location specific information (about this device, or this client), or event-based support (providing a quick reference sheet for a negotiation, having a reflection session afterward). Similarly, event information could be provided (&# for your review meeting, remember to focus on the behavior, not the individual&# ). What are the real opportunities in mobile learning?
  • G-CUBE  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012
    [Providers] m-Learning Evolution – From Native to Web Apps
    But for everything else, such as delivering content, getting assessments conducted, or providing simple productivity tools, we will see more and more of web apps built using HTML5 because they would be able to deliver the same experience to the end user as the native apps.
  • ELEARNING WEEKLY  |  SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008
    [Providers] From the Vendor’s Perspective
    LMS providers, service providers, etc.), I ran across a great post over on the Learning Reflections blog this week that presents several tips for ensuring good working relationships with vendors. The post is The 7 Top Tips for Implementing Learning Technology. The Vendors View! When working with learning technology vendors (ex. I often find myself thinking, "Our organization is unique, and we need things implemented our way."
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011
    [Providers] eLearning Cyclops: Deconstructing My #DemoFest Course - Part 1
    My intention is to share how I go about putting a course together and to provide the support materials used to design the course. A good place start is to first provide an overview of the course and lessons learned as described in my DemoFest submission below. I have also provided direct links to the learning programs social learning elements. eLearning Cyclops. My insights on elearning and mlearning. Pages. Free eLearning. Cloud Apps. About Me. Privacy Policy.
  • CORPORATE ELEARNING STRATEGIES AND DEVELOPMENT  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2006
    [Providers] Secondlife session Learning2006
    David Anderson from Countrywiide provided a great introduction to the attendees at Learning2006. Secondlife session Learning2006 Originally uploaded by Brent Schlenker. What many people don't know is that both he AND his wife are awesome content creators within Secondlife. The amazing piece in the picture was created, and recreated only in a couple weeks. AWESOME! Much of what he created didn't get into the 1hour session. So I would encourage you to get into LearnLand and check it out
  • PRACT.US  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016
    [Providers] After the Classroom: What Can You Do to Make Sure New Skills Become Old Hat?
    They can even discuss how they’ll use it for upcoming work, which provides the double advantage of helping them get comfortable with a new behavior and remind them to focus on learning opportunities inherent in upcoming assignments. It’s what happens after the class that makes a difference in how well your team learns. In the first blush of post-training excitement, your team probably feels like they have a new lease on their work and fresh skills to boost their careers.
  • PTOTEM TALK  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016
    [Providers] Mobile Learning is not E-Learning on the Mobile…
    For starters, the purpose of e-learning is to provide in-depth knowledge on a subject, while that of mobile learning (m-learning) is to support an on-going learning process where the learner needs quick access to information, usually on the go. The other day, I found myself sitting across the learning manager of a large pharmaceutical company.
  • TONY KARRER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2007
    [Providers] PLE - PWLE Discussion Contiunes - Corporate vs Personal and IP Rights
    Tools provide by the enterprise that will sometimes reach outside the enterprise to give public visibility. The enterprise provides tools to employees that they can use as part of the PWLE. Third, Michelle, while there is definitely an issue of loss of content if you (as an individual) use tools provided by the corporation, I disagree that this does not still empower an individual's learning in a substantial way. Yes this does provide some formality to it.
  • PRACT.US  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2016
    [Providers] What to Do When Discussion Goes Pear-Shaped: Or What I Learned From Reading “Crucial Conversations”
    The authors provide a ton of practical advice for learning this key skill. Book Review: “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High” You know those times you mix it up with a fellow employee, dear friend, or relative? When you bite back your sarcasm or maybe let a hurtful zinger fly and end up in a shouting match? Well, unless you’re a fan of verbal warfare, you might be happy to know there’s a way to handle these situations better.
  • PRACT.US  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Providers] How to Use Employee Strengths for Better Training Results
    This approach requires enough flexibility to let each person create individual development goals, but it also puts the responsibility for driving improvement in the employees’ hands with managers providing guidance and L&D offering resources. Use existing employee talents to boost learning and development. Do you think of employee training as a way to shore up weaknesses in your team and thereby get better performance? Most people do.
  • PRACT.US  |  THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
    [Providers] How to Become an Expert or What I Learned from Reading “Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise”
    Deliberate practice has two main requirements: a field in which there are standards for excellence and competition, such as chess, music or sports, and a teacher or coach who provides the feedback and challenge necessary for constant improvement. What does it take to get to the top of your field? Anders Ericsson is an expert on expertise. He’s spent several decades researching how the greats in chess, music, medicine, and even memory tricks get to be the world’s best.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [Providers] Aligning Training Efforts with Strategic Organizational Goals
    If done properly, audit and recommendation process provides a methodology for moving from“learning as an event focus” to a “learning as a process” focus which will increase employee learning and retention. In order to align training efforts with the strategic goals of an enterprise and create effective instruction, organizations need to link strategic goals with training delivery goals and methods.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2009
    [Providers] Want to Write an Electronic Book? Check Out Sony
    We’re committed to providing our customers access to the broadest range of eBook content available and believe these collaborations will allow us to expand the store selection with a host of compelling works from independent sources,” said Sony eBook Store director Chris Smythe. Additionally, we recognize that it is important to provide independent authors and publishers the opportunity to quickly and easily bring their ideas and content to a wide audience of readers.”
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009
    [Providers] Tips for Teaching Problem Solving Skills
    Provide practice ? Solving problems in a safe environment provides the learner with a high level of comfort when he or she actually encounters a similar situation on the job. One of the best methods of teaching learners how to solve a problem is through the use of case studies and branching stories. A goal of a problem solving e-learning module is to present a problem to the learner that closely approximates an actual situation the learner will encounter on the job.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2008
    [Providers] The 2008 Top 3 Semi-Learning Related Books
    It doesn't approach the topic from a learning perspective, instead it provides a much broader view and does a good job of explaining the impact these technologies are already having on organizations. My entry Pedia Palooza hits on some of the same issues by providing links to all types of social media articles. Here are some great reads to take you into 2009 and to get you to think about technology, learning and games from a new perspective.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, MAY 30, 2008
    [Providers] Games and Learner Assessment
    Multiple choice math tests can only provide a list of possible answers and have no easy mechanism for determining whether the student figured the answer out properly or merely guessed well. These suggestions also provide a way of creating authentic assessments in the context of educational games. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide
  • SPICY LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
    [Providers] A Mixed Bag
    The part of us that wilted as we realised that the childish fun flipchart doodles provided was no more? Some say you’ve got to take the good with the bad, and I guess that’s the theme of today’s blog. I’ve recently been working on a couple of courses in Articulate, a rapid authoring tool in which you can build professional online instruction and interactions such as multi-response, in Engage, Presenter and Quizmaker.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Shootorials: Kongregate Teaches You How To Make Your Own Games
    They provide a side-scrolling game called "Shoot!".so Kongregate , my favorite place for demonstrating the endless variety of Flash-based game potential (currently 8,334 free games), is now hosting a tutorial section designed to teach you how to build Flash-based games. so you play the game, then you download the source code , and off you go. Currently they have three tutorials up with 6 more in the pipe. I love this - how smart is Kongregate being
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009
    [Providers] Simulations - Considerations
    Provide job aids. Currently, I am involved in creating simulations for a new system application. This is something I have done a lot of over the years. And I have learned quite a bit, but the hard way. To avoid the problems I encountered in the past, I strongly suggest making the following considerations prior to developing software or system application simulations. Have access to a “test” system to capture the sim's screens.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2009
    [Providers] Reflecting on 2009's Posts - Big Question
    I cannot speak about what I learned without mentioning that in 2009 my employer (Provident Bank) was acquired another bank. December's Big Question at the Learning Circuits blog is "What did you learn about learning in 2009," but they also suggest looking at your top 2009 posts for "aha moments." So, here are my top ten 2009 posts according my blog's best of list found through eLearningLearning. I have simply added my thoughts next to each.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2010
    [Providers] Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?
    Granted, many authoring tools provide a great deal of ease when adding content, navigation and quizzes, but the interactions they include within these tools are limited. Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010
    [Providers] May's Big Question
    HTML5 development tools will not provide the ease of creating rich Internet applications. Learning Circuits' Big Question for May is "So what can, should, or will, we offer the digital generation by 2015?" Five years is not very far into future, but in terms of technology things can change immensely in that amount of time. Just think of how learning technology has changed in the past five years. Off the top of my head here are a few things I think we will be offering in 2015.
  • ELEARNING CYCLOPS  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010
    [Providers] My e-Learning Don'ts
    Providing feedback is a chance to correct misconceptions, reinforce learning, etc. Here is a list I compiled of things I think should NOT be done when designing e-learning courses. I believe the following are counter to adult learning theory, sound e-learning design and they just down-right irk me. They are not in any particular order. Don't: Turn off navigation until a screen's audio is done.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
    [Providers] Harness Personal Connections for Purposeful Development
    “Social interactions provide the means by which people connect to share what information they feel has value. If HR doesn’t understand and provide some structure for these interactions, they are missing a real opportunity to add value to organizations in the future,” said Harris of Brandon Hall Group. Promote a higher level of commitment to a community to reap the most benefits from social networks. A staggering 1.7 zettabytes — 1.7
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2009
    [Providers] A Corporate Example of Project Based Learning
    The email sent to participants at the beginning of the project will outline the guidelines of the project and provide access to the project web site which serves as a resource to participants throughout the project. This step of the process is initiated through an email from the facilitator describing the guidelines of the project and providing access to the project web site.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Providers] The Relationship Equation: How Sellers Can Cultivate and Leverage Strategic Relationships
    Equation for Success Let’s go back to the example of my company’s recent win, because how I created mutual success was through social capital and this framework: It comes down to putting twice the effort into providing value (creating and sustaining) in building relationships; when that is in place, it allows for leveraging a relationship for a specific need. From there I invited her to a leadership forum I had founded, which provided her further resources and benefits.
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
    [Providers] Isolating Performance Content with "Application Points"
    Application Points" are those ideas that provide learners instant knowledge to meet working proficiency (not full proficiency) to help them do a task now, today. By focusing on "Application Points," we focus on instant learning and cut the unnecessary content (or provide them as secondary links).
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2007
    [Providers] e-Learning 2.0 Driven by Web 2.0 "SLATES"
    Dion Hinchcliffe made a good summary of where Web 2.0 is impacting Enterprise 2.0. In his article he summarizes the new reports from Forrester, CIO Insight and McKinsey that suggests the faster adoption of Web 2.0 in enterprises. What is most interesting is his reference to Andrew McAfee's thinking on SLATES: Search, Links, Authoring, Tags, Extensions, Signals.
  • TRAINING INDUSTRY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016
    [Providers] Training on Smartphones Five Critical Questions to Ask Before You Begin
    You will need to provide tablets or laptops that they can use in the office. The idea is to provide information that reminds your employees how to handle a process or procedure – information that they can access where and when they need it. There are many compelling reasons to deliver your training directly to your employees’ cellphones. To cite just a few… Mobile training can be conveniently delivered to large numbers of employees who work in multiple locations.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016
    [Providers] Blockchain & Ownership of Intellectual Property
    The online service “Proof of Existence” is one of the examples of how the capabilities of this novel technology can go beyond the world of banking and finance [1] , in this case, providing a glimpse of how bitcoin can have a great impacts in the sectors of law and intellectual property one day. CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain.
  • EI DESIGN  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016
    [Providers] Creative Instructional Design: 9 Examples Of Learning Strategies You Can Use And A Free Gift For Instructional Designers!
    We had three polling questions to engage the participants and also provide context to three important aspects, namely: Power of creative Instructional Design vs Instructional Design. In September 2015, I had released an eBook on Creative Instructional Design Featuring 7 Learning Strategies You Can Use. The eBook has been designed as a job-aid to Instructional Designers and helps them bridge the gap between theory and application.
  • MARK OEHLERT  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2008
    [Providers] Kudos to Brent Schlenker for Annual Gathering Coverage
    I have to say to all you wannabes trying to really cover a conference or provide ways for attendees to follow what's going on, Brent Schlenker has really raised the bar. Check out the Pageflakes page below: Brent used Pageflakes to aggregate Twitters, Flickr tags, blog posts, del.icio.us tags and more on one page. This kind of thing should become standard procedure for conferences: 1. Order catering 2. Set up Social networking solutions
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014
    [Providers] Survey: Retirement Outlook Improving
    The following are the top reasons workers delay retirement: • I can''t afford to retire financially: 79 percent • I need the health insurance/benefits: 61 percent • I enjoy my job: 49 percent • I enjoy where I work: 46 percent • I fear retirement may be boring: 27 percent The survey provided good news for workers looking for a new job at the end of their career.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Providers] Working Out the Kinks: Companies Experiment With Mobile
    This is especially true if content is provided via mobile apps, said Robert Gadd, co-founder and president of OnPoint Digital Inc., Most clients of Skillsoft Corp., a Nashua, N.H., e-learning company, are still experimenting with mobile learning, according to Tim Hildreth, the firm’s vice president of product management. But as demand increases, Skillsoft will either release mobile-friendly content or retrofit existing products that make sense on mobile.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2013
    [Providers] What’s Ahead: Can Measurement Be Standardized?
    Vance said the goal for all statements is to provide learning executives with more guidance on metrics reporting. Still, questions remain on how a learning leader should report evaluation metrics to senior leaders. The first takeaway, according to Laurie Bassi, CEO of HR analytics firm McBassi & Co., starts with the mindset: Don’t approach reporting to prove the function’s worth. This is why so many ROI studies are not taken seriously — their motivation is wrong.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2012
    [Providers] IBM Launches New Skills Programs
    In addition to cyber security, IBM now provides software licenses and how-to training materials in three new areas: Big data and analytics : Now professors can bring big data software directly into the classroom with access to a variety of IBM big data offerings. The new resources will aim to help reduce a critical technology skills gap outlined in IBM's 2012 Tech Trends Report released Wednesday. Armonk, N.Y. — Dec.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012
    [Providers] Social Learning: Top Down Versus Bottom Up
    — to provide commentary in the form of insights, pose questions, link to comments and share them with others in the organization,” Ambrose said. Companies look at pricing, product features and ease of use when determining the L&D technology that is right for them.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
    [Providers] Clive Shepherd – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators
    Clive is a Director of Onlignment Ltd, which provides expertise in all aspects of online communication. Great blends are ‘end to end’ – they prepare the learner, they provide opportunities for application, and they follow-up with resources. ABOUT CLIVE SHEPHERD (Learning Technologist, Director – Onlignment Ltd. & & Fastrak Consulting Ltd.): Clive is a consultant learning technologist.
  • ELEARNINGMIND  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
    [Providers] ELM Expert Series: These 3 Things Are Vital If You Want Your Sales Training To Be Relevant In the Future
    ID provides clear perspective and context, that without it, learner’s might miss the important pieces of information. It’s the blueprint you need to allow for the most simple and most effective learning experience you can provide your team members. Most sales training is still implemented by sales managers and directors. Businesses take their most successful salespeople and hope they can sprinkle their secrets across the entire sales force.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
    [Providers] 3D Virtual Scavenger Hunts
    You can conduct virtual scavenger hunts with new employees from all over the world providing an engaging mechanism to learn facts and information about the company while simultaneously encouraging them to learn more about their fellow employees. Establish a scavenger hunt in a virtual factory to provide the learners with an opportunity to learn the location of certain machines or safety stations.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
    [Providers] Random Web 2.0 Statistics
    Top US Search Providers October 2009 ) There are more than 85,000 active contributors working on more than 14,000,000 articles in more than 260 languages at Wikipedia. Facebook Statistics ) On Facebook, the average user has 130 friends on the site with more than 8 billion minutes spent on Facebook each day (worldwide) providing approximately 45 million status updates each day. Here are some interesting Web 2.0 Statistics gathered from a number of different sources. Web 2.0
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
    [Providers] Save Yourself Time and Money--Before Implementing a Virtual World, Do an Analysis
    Jumping into a virtual world can provide a competitive advantage, facilitate collaboration and provide virtual role-plays across the enterprise but, if a careful analysis is not done before taking the leap into virtual worlds, disaster could loom. Conducting a virtual brainstorming session.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2007
    [Providers] ASTD's Big Question for December: New Learning
    I still get emails about the piece and when we switched servers, got a lot of emails asking me to re-instate the link or provide a new one. tools provides learners an opportunity to learn from each other and learn from the larger professional community. The ASTD Big question this month is What did you learn about learning in 2007? I learn so much all the time from students, clients and colleagues, it is hard to narrow it down to just one or two things, but I'll try.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2008
    [Providers] The High Art of Reusability
    The image shows that Disneyland provides article material for Walt Disney Magazine which, in turn, feeds Publications (Books and Comic Books) which plugs films which feed into the Creative Talent of Studio Theatrical Films which feed 16 mm films which then feeds Television which uses TV revenue to pay off the costs of creating their own films while plugging merchandise and creating licencing revenues which, in turn, promote Disneyland.
  • LEARNING CAFE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Providers] Linking with Performance & Learning
    The problem seems to lie with our current definition of learning – the solutions provided today cater to the 20% of learning that occurs formally – in classrooms and workshops and elearning. Peter’s passion is in enabling people to be highly engaged and productive in their work by providing learning and support at the moment of need. Session Overview.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2010
    [Providers] IDC India – Games Vs Simulations
    I’ll also attempt to provide some guidance on which performance-content context (a’la Merrill) would work well for games and simulations. I’ll be making an online presentation about the fundamental differences between games and simulation at 11:00 AM IST on 24th April, 2010. The event is being hosted by IDC India which is a community of practice for instructional design professionals in India.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010
    [Providers] eLearning: Interesting Weekly Finds #16
    – It’s finally ready and the launch imminent, Moodle provides a iPhone app to access moodle resources. Social media & workplace performance matrix – Harold Jarche takes Jane Hart’s case study resources and puts them in a matrix, made accessible to all through Google docs spreadsheet. Definitely worth a look to see who’s trying social learning in the workplace and the results they’re seeing. A mobile moodle for iPhone.
  • UPSIDE LEARNING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [Providers] Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning
    I personally believe that Twitter is a great tool to get access to knowledge and information—provided you follow the right people. There’s been quite a bit written about how Twitter can be used for learning. A few interesting reads are listed at the end of this post. It’s also a great place to get answers—better than Google searches sometimes—if the right people are following you. Now learning professionals have voted Twitter the #1 learning tool.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
    [Providers] Yourmembership.com AMS Integration Bridge Now Available
    The off-the-shelf integration with Yourmembership.com will provide users of both systems with single sign-on, secure data transfer, eCommerce and enhanced member self-services. Digitec has completed an integration bridge with the Yourmembership.com association management system (AMS) in its Knowledge Direct learning management system.
  • LEARNING WITH E'S  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Providers] Don't miss the train!
    At almost 500 pages, it's a weighty tome, but the 21 chapters it contains (one of which is one of my own) blend together succinctly to provide the reader with a stimulating sequence of accounts, case studies and research reports from across the globe. I'm just about to hop on a train and make my way up to Milton Keynes for the first time, where tomorrow I'm an external examiner for one of the Open University 's PhD candidates.
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009
    [Providers] Software Implementation Training Plan
    The eLearning tutorials developed in Adobe Captivate and delivered through Moodle provide the learner with the skills required to complete common everyday tasks. The ILT classes pick up from where the eLearning courses left off by covering more advanced topics and providing the opportunity to discuss unique situations. A major benefit of the ILT class is that it will provide what the eLearning was missing by covering the "what if" situations.
  • RAPTIVITY  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [Providers] A Wrapper for Raptivity Interactions
    Raptivity for many years has done a fantastic job of providing a means of creating interesting, fun and educational interactions that anyone can create. Your base tool handles the course navigation, the introductory and conclusion text for the course, each objective and scenario while the various Raptivity Linker “short courses” provide the interactions for the rest. Let Lectora provide the navigation only to the launching point of the scenario.
  • SUDDEN INSIGHT  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2011
    [Providers] My Top 3 Free Stock Art Sites for e-Learning
    Of the choices provided for images, Flickr and Google Images will be the most helpful. Note that Creative Commons isn’t really a search engine – it’s just a portal that offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. Wherever you get your “free” stock art, you should always verify that the work is actually provided under an unrestricted license.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
    [Providers] August Learning Game Design Workshop Recap
    They have a great office space, and even provided participants with a midday ice cream break! Another successful Learning Game Design workshop is in the books. Sharon Boller and Karl Kapp gave their first joint session in May of 2013 at ASTD International in Dallas… and the gaming goodness continued in Indianapolis on August 28th. We had a full room, with many participants coming from the Indianapolis area. Some out-of-town guests joined the party as well.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2013
    [Providers] MOOCs in the corporate world
    Most MOOCs provide completion certificates to those who pass all tests and quizzes. Companies may not want to host a training that is available to a massive group on people, but instead may only want to provide training to employees or a certain section of employees based on their role. Companies can use MOOCs to provide various non-mandatory or soft skill trainings that users can choose to take.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Providers] How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2
    According to a 2011 ASTD report , social media enables learning by providing platforms for people to exchange information, facilitating communication, personalizing the learning experience, and supporting informal learning. Discussion boards provide spaces for learners to ask and answer questions and hold conversations about the course content. Blogs provide opportunities for people to express their own ideas and comment on the ideas of others. Web 2.0
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2013
    [Providers] Measuring the Effectiveness of Gamification
    By leveraging unique elements of the game to encompass a sense of accomplishment by the user and to provide an outcome of feeling like he/she has mastered a topic. All told, gamification can provide your organization with invaluable results. How can we measure it with regards to the platform that gamification provides? Have you ever been gamified? My guess is that it’s happened on many occasions without you ever even knowing it. Allow me prove my point.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 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.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
    [Providers] Tools of Engagement Slides from Texas Distance Learning Session
    Here is a course titled How to Increase Learner Engagement which provides ten great ideas for breaking away from the lecture and working toward engaging students on a meaningful level. Here are some slides and information covered in my presentation at the Texas Distance Learning Association conference. I’ve included the slides from the presentation and slide on using PollEverywhere and writing directly in PowerPoint in slideshow mode. Storytelling: Tools of Engagement from Karl Kapp.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 2015
    [Providers] Why Make/Play Learning
    Over the years of providing instructional experiences to graduate students, middle school students, high school students and community college students as well as learning and development professionals, I have learned that one of most powerful learning experiences is when it is hands-on and when the learning is reinforced over time.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [Providers] A Quick Look at Two 3D Learning Worlds
    You can also see the 3D object management tools that will provide people with flexibility to create custom spaces and artwork in ProtoSphere. It is interesting that with all the attention on the Facebook purchase of Oculus Rift , the virtual reality goggles that immerse the learner in a 3D world, people have forgotten about the continued work on building and creating 3D virtual world platforms for learning, collaboration and teamwork.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013
    [Providers] Some Thoughts of Games Vs. Simulations
    Feedback and Assistance Provided by a NPC. Simulations and Serious Games have both differences and similarities. While there are many definitions of games and simulations, here is a synthesis of decades of work from Aldrich, Alessi & Trollip, Clark & Mayer, Kapp and Shank to identify defining characteristics of games and simulations. The chart below synthesizes some ideas about distinctive traits of each of the two interactive learning types.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
    [Providers] What to Wear to a Virtual World Job Interview
    Here is an interesting and thought provoking article by Maria Korolov over at Hybergrid Business which provides some ideas on dressing for success.virtually. Perhaps a little too over the top for a job interview. You have probably been wondering what you should wear in case you ever went on a virtual world job interview. I know its been keeping me awake at night.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2010
    [Providers] 3D Environment Used to Teach New Recruits
    The solution: shorten the learning curve and provide a safe practice environment for recruits to carry out their Safety Rounds Inspections, prior to boarding the ship for the first time. Here is a link to an interesting study of how the 3D simulation software, Thinking Worlds was used to create training to improve the Royal Navy's "worst performing course" – Engineering Safety Rounds Inspection. The simulation helped to cut failure rates by 54%.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010
    [Providers] FDA and Social Media. Maybe a Model for Others
    It will be interesting to see where this all goes and the level of guidance provided. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. The FDA regulates what pharmaceutical companies can say in magazines, newspapers, television and even doctor's offices. The next frontier, it appears, is social media.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
    [Providers] eLearning Guild Presentation: Applying ADDIE to 3D Worlds
    Of course, here are some Second Life resources and blog entries the provide a good deal of information about using virtual immersive environments for learning: Second Life Session Second Life Resources and Information Second Life Education Wiki Second Life Books Creating Learning Spaces in Second Life Second Life.Its Synchronous Enjoy the resources and please add more!!! __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2009
    [Providers] Cool Level One Evaluation
    However, Level 1 Evaluations which measure initial learner reaction to instruction are typically boring checklists or Likert-type scales which are painful to complete and don't provide much more information than how was the room temperature or donuts. As learning professionals, we are familiar with Donald Kirkpatrick and his four Levels of Evaluation.If you need to get up to speed, you can read an interview with him here.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2007
    [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: ESL in SL
    The SL environment provides a great opportunity to immerse the learner in the language and the situation. This weekend I attended an English as a Second Language (ESL) class. It was a surreal experience for two reasons. 1) I already speak English (unfortunately, the only language I do speak except for a little French which I continually butcher, oui) 2) the class was in Second Life (SL).
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2007
    [Providers] Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: Learning to Spell
    It has engaging activities and characters that provide an exciting learner experience and has built in motivation. Learning to spell in elementary school can be a drag, it is all rote memorization. Writing the words over and over again so you can learn them for the test. A web-site named Spelling Time has developed a fun an interactive method to teach kids in grades 1-5 spelling in an engaging manner.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2007
    [Providers] Spring 2007 CAC: The Phoenix Group and Xerox Corporation Presentation
    The training provided a lot to the salesforce in terms of helping them to understand how to configure a solution and then present that solution to the client. __ Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content GuideCliff Sobel from The Phoenix Group and James Knittel from Xerox presented a solution they jointly created and how they developed entertaining ways to get across information about their new products. Transferring knowledge that the sales reps from Xerox could use.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2007
    [Providers] CAC Teams: Emagine
    In Phase Three, a checklist will be provided to the PDFRS official that will be training security personnel. This team won the "Best Presentation" and "Best Overall" award. It consisted of Ashley Kreischer, Yan Zhang, Marnie Welliver and Brian Seely. Our solution focuses on the S.T.A.R. procedure based upon the results of the Wonderlic IQ test. In Phase One, we will develop 3 online courses which each consist of four components based on the S.T.A.R.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007
    [Providers] Out and About: Talk'n About Games
    He talks a bit about the presentation on his blog and provides a Link. Pictured from Left to Right are Karl Kapp, Greg Walsh and Steve Sugar. Three guys talking about games (apparently arranged by height). Recently I had the pleasure of presenting on the topic of games with two interesting and exciting gentleman. One was Steve Sugar who has written a half-a-dozen books on what he calls "19th century games."
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, JULY 2, 2007
    [Providers] T&D Reviews Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning
    If you are looking for some summer reading, you might want to pick up the book or the article and provide your own review. This morning I opened up the July 2007 issue of ASTD's Magazine, T&D and found that Paula Ketter has just reviewed Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning. Here is some of what she had to say: [This book, like others, talks about] the impending retirement of baby boomers and how companies are dealing with the critical knowledge transfer that needs to take place.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2007
    [Providers] NCTT Summer Workshop
    These are people that are on the front lines of dealing with the techno-natives and are constantly looking for new ways to provide learning opportunities for these kids who have grown up playing video games, surfing the web and creating content on sites like MySpace and YouTube. Every summer the NCTT organization does a great summer workshop for educators in 2-year, high school, vocational schools and other schools about technology in the area of Information and Communication Technologies.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2007
    [Providers] Week Six of Learning in 3D: More Tech problems and Virtual Morocco
    Ann (SL Name) also described how she and her group created the Info-Fez that provides factual data to anyone wearing the Fez as they walk around. So, I thought only technical problems could occur in Maine ( see week five post ). Not true. Here in my hometown the internet failed me. Luckily after some frantic struggling I was able to get online. No wonder they call it the "bleeding edge."
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007
    [Providers] Hello, You are On the Air with Karl Kapp
    Joe and Mark provided great commentary, questions and insights plus they did their home work digging up some articles about the "evils" of video games and well as some articles about the benefits. Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Lawrence and Joe McGranaghan on their radio talk show On the Mark on News Radio 1070 WKOK. Mark was across the table and Joe sat beside me. The topic was "video games are good for kids?"
  • KAPP NOTES  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2008
    [Providers] Game Teaches Life Saving Skills: Accidently
    Games can create a virtual memory and provide real-life practice of real-life skills which can be applied outside of the game. Screen Capture from America's Army Game which Helped Save a Life. The power of games for learning is that they can teach lessons that the learner doesn't even realized she or he has learned until the time comes to apply those skills.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
    [Providers] Library of Learning Objects
    My work as an evaluator provides me the opportunity to see the high quality work these organizations produce. I do a lot of work with organizations funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). One of the NSF funded organizations, Wisc-Online has created a large database of online, multimedia learning objects on dozens of topics. There are even social networking aspects such at "write a review" and "tell a friend" built into the library.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2008
    [Providers] Second Life Webinar-Today
    NETWORKS also provides a National Faculty Externship Program, Online Webinars, and TechSpectives Blog to keep educators up-to-date with emerging technologies and educational issues. ID Stadium which is used for in-world presentations. Today I am presenting a webinar titled " Second Life in Education " for NETWORKS which is is a National Science Foundation Resource Center that is focused on the advancement of semiconductor, automated manufacturing, and electronics education.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2008
    [Providers] Creating Learning Spaces in Second Life
    This morning I received an email message from, Fiona, who provided me with a really interesting link to 50 Tips and Tricks to Create a Learning Space in Second Life. Actually, it is really a listing of great SL resources and ideas broken down by different categories such as: Training Purposes --Employers and educators who want to train new hires or test their students can use Second Life in a number of ways.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2008
    [Providers] New Music Distribution Model: Video Games
    In fact according to an entry on Joystiq, the new Mötley Crüe single was downloaded on Rock Band five times more than on iTunes Here are some interesting statistics courtesy of Reuters Canada's article Rock acts ringing up sales via video games According to data provided by the band's management, Tenth Street Entertainment, the Mötley Crüe track was downloaded more than 47,000 times via the Xbox 360 version of the game in the first week after it became available.By
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2008
    [Providers] Summer 2008: Learning in 3D Class
    Preston providing instruction and answering questions in Second Life. So the second week of the summer Learning in 3D class was exciting. We have an impromptu guest speaker.Preston Straaf aka Matt Monahan. Matt and I have teamed up at several conferences as co-presenters (see ASTD TechKnowledge 2008, Lots of Fun and Second Life Training Presentation for more details on our presentations) so it was great to team up with him again.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2008
    [Providers] Alternatives to Second Life Continued
    These shows typically provide for an open market registration where the potential attendee participation is broad. In my listing of Alternatives to Second Life , many packages were missed. Here are two more. MPK20:Sun's Virtual Workplace "Wonderland" The MPK20 virtual world is also known as Wonderland. Sun employees can accomplish their real work, share documents, and meet with colleagues using natural voice communication.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2008
    [Providers] Storytelling and Instructional Design
    In storytelling we take the time to provide the context and environmnent in which the story takes place, in ID we usually just plop the person in the middle of the content to be learned (we are not supposed to but.that happens more often than not). Story telling and instructional design have a lot in common and perhaps they are not thought of as having any overlap but they do. In e-learning we have instructional strategies, in a story we have a plot.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
    [Providers] Getting the SME to Share Expertise for eLearning: Understanding “Type”
    Sternberg outlines what constitutes an expert and provides nine views of an expert: General Process: experts who solve problems using different processes than non-experts. I noticed Jane Bozarth's blog posting concerning a lively discussion on "Tips for Working with SMEs?" " My blog post on handling subject matter experts back in January also seemed to stimulate discussion. I am currently working on my PhD.
  • HAPYAK  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
    [Providers] Easy Branding for Videos using HapYak
    Chapters, Branching, Quizzes, Polls, Surveys, Text, Links, Images, even custom iframes provide a fresh new toolset when creating a video strategy for the new age of the web. A picture is worth a thousand words. In that case, videos are made up of frames of hundreds to thousands of pictures, thus exponentially increasing their worth. Such an effective method of communication is an incredibly important asset in almost every industry.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 28: Just Do It!
    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 28 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Just do it! There are only a couple of days left in the 30 Day challenge for me. I’m sure I’ll be reflecting on what I learned and the goals that I set personally. Giving myself more than a few moments of reflection.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 27: Dust Bunnies
    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 27 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Dust Bunnies! My office is driving me crazy. I’m not the most organized person, but now it’s straining even my easy-going nature. I suppose this is good news, I have a variety of projects and proposals that need attention.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 21: Is it me?
    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 21 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Is It Me? Today was the last day of the Designing Learning Certification. My aha moment today came from one of the participants. I’ve written about this before , about how sometimes L&D people have a tendency to blame the student when courses go into left field.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 20: Plan B
    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 20 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Plan B. Ever have one of those days? A Murphy’s Law kinda day? Time for Plan B. My plan for the day was to facilitate my instructional design workshop, get some dinner, do some work and post for the challenge. Well, not so much – there were twists in the road.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 18: Common Sense Ain’t Common
    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 18 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Common Sense Ain’t Common. Today I flew home, and once again had the opportunity to sit and observe mankind try to navigate the world of travel.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 12: World Brain Day
    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 12 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – World Brain day. There seems to be a day for everything. National Hot Dog Day , Donut Day , and Dog Day – well, today is World Brain Day. I got this great email from Hermann International and it really made me think. So much so, I had to jump here and write this post!
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 10 & 11: Building Excitement
    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 10 & 11 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Building Excitement. It would seem like I have broken a rule. Two posts, one day. Well, that’s what a Learning Rebel does…adjusts the rules for a positive outcome! Positive Deviance! I found myself one day behind in the challenge.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 8 – Travel Day
    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 8 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Travel Day. Today was travel day. A four hour flight from California back home to Illinois. Whenever there is a travel day, there are a lot of moments that make me shake my head.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 7 – Recharge the Battery
    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 7 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Recharge the Battery. Today was a day for friendship. This is the last day of my time in California to visit “The Daughter” She and I had brunch with some friends today. Great friends whom I have known for awhile and are an important part of my L&D network.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 2: I’m Ready to Rumble
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge Day 2 and I’m ready to rumble, with myself. Beginning this challenge has lead me to realize what a poor job I do to properly gather my thoughts and ideas.
  • LEARNING REBELS  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2016
    [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: In Sickness and in Health!
    Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals. Here we are. Day 1 of the 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge. . And, I’m sick. Can you believe it? Part of my brain said, can we start this challenge tomorrow? You know, when water isn’t a scary thought? Well, you can see which side of my brain won the battle today. But there is a lesson to be learned here.
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017
    [Providers] A Checklist to Deliver Quality Assured E-learning Courses
    Brand integration: Does the e-learning follow the same branding as provided by the client ? One of the biggest mistakes an e-learning professional can commit is NOT allocating sufficient time for a thorough quality check of the course and hurrying toward its launch. Do you think this is correct? Even though he spends ample time developing the e-learning course, it is always worthwhile to have a final look before sending it to the customer.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [Providers] Study: 82 Percent of Employees Stay Connected to the Office on Vacation
    However, a new survey from virtual meeting provider PGi found that 42 percent of U.S. More workers are checking in on work while on vacation, a new survey shows, with almost half reporting to do so multiple times per day. Atlanta — Aug. 26 As Labor Day weekend approaches, many workers are preparing to get a final taste of summer with trips to the beach with family and friends.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013
    [Providers] What Jobs Are Hardest to Fill?
    CareerBuilder paired the list of occupations with job growth data provided by Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) to showcase the number of positions that were added post-recession. More than a third of hiring managers report having positions that have remained open for 12 weeks or longer, according to new research.
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