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E-LEARNING PROVOCATEUR [Providers] LearnX Asia Pacific 2009 - Day 1
| FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2009
Bringing Generations Together through Collaboration and Informal Learning: Faith Legendre , Senior Global Consultant at Cisco WebEx , provided the audience with a synopsis of our 4 major generations today (Generation Vet, Boomers, Gen Y & Gen X), and an overview of their changing learning styles over time (push to pull, formal to informal, comprehensive to nibblets, and physical classes to online).
MINDFLASH [Providers] 3 Training Myths You Need to Bust
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
Myth #1 – Bad Trainees (aka “We provide great training but our [lazy] audience won’t use it.”) . Perpetuating certain myths about training can be an easy way to side-step larger problems. For example, when training fails to take root with the audience, we fall back on the myth of the “bad trainee.” When new ideas about training threaten the status quo, we champion myths about training efficacy that result in solutions suited to our agenda.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Will Big Data Equal Big Learning?
| SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013
For as long as enterprises have provided training, they have gathered data: how many learners, how many courses and how well learners do. This expanded to learning analytics, providing more information, but it is still far from the potential of big data. The real promise comes down to simply providing better learning for workers, resulting in people capable of meeting more difficult goals.
MINDFLASH [Providers] Distance Learning Tips for The Remote Worker
| MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016
Another challenge for remote learners is feeling connected, and the best way to create connection for remote learners and workers is to provide opportunities for social learning. Trainers will need to make a dedicated effort to assess and communicate with learners as well as to provide training virtually that might otherwise be done in-house. It is estimated that 63 million Americans will work remotely in 2016, which is more than a third of the total workforce.
MINDFLASH [Providers] It’s Time to Get Personal in eLearning
| MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016
Companies and organization now are taking a deeper dive into data and analytics in order to assess, provide feedback, and determine personalized content and delivery methods. Providing specific and frequent feedback to the learner in order to enhance the personal learning process. 2016 will be the year of personalization in eLearning. As eLearning becomes more and more popular, students will demand more interaction, entertainment, and personalization.
GO1 [Providers] Diversity Awareness in the Workplace
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
Many organizations only go as far as to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity requirements, without providing specific diversity training. If you have a diverse team and provide no diversity training, […]. The scope of financial losses that an organization may incur because of the lack of diversity training is much broader than lawsuits and government investigations. The post Diversity Awareness in the Workplace appeared first on GO1 Learning.
GO1 [Providers] Improve PPE Awareness with Online Safety Training
| THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017
If you run a company or organization, you’re responsible for providing your employees with a safe workplace, free from any hazards and health risks. Employers must also be compliant with current safety laws and regulations, while providing appropriate safety training for all staff. One of the most important aspects of workplace safety is the use […]. The post Improve PPE Awareness with Online Safety Training appeared first on GO1 Learning.
GEENIO [Providers] 12 Guidelines for Writing Awesome Tests
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2015
gauge the knowledge of students and provide an opportunity for further. When writing gapfill questions, make sure to specify in what format the answer must be provided. Testing the comprehension and retention of the knowledge imparted in a course is an inseparable part of the learning process. Managers and department heads often pay much closer attention to the tests’ results than to the course material itself - for a number of reasons.
I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED [Providers] Adobe RoboHelp: Sitemaps
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
Provide this file to your webmaster (or submit the sitemap to search engines to allow them to index your site). by Willam van Weelden RoboHelp 2015 patch 2 introduces a great feature for Responsive HTML5: sitemaps. A sitemap is a file with a list of all topics in your output. Search engines such as Google and Bing use the sitemap to determine which topics are available in your output, boosting findability of your content.
I CAME, I SAW, I LEARNED [Providers] Adobe RoboHelp: Sitemaps
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
Provide this file to your webmaster (or submit the sitemap to search engines to allow them to index your site). by Willam van Weelden RoboHelp 2015 patch 2 introduces a great feature for Responsive HTML5: sitemaps. A sitemap is a file with a list of all topics in your output. Search engines such as Google and Bing use the sitemap to determine which topics are available in your output, boosting findability of your content.
RAPID ELEARNING [Providers] How to Create a Visual Design for Your E-Learning Scenario
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2009
Choice : Once the learner is ready to make a decision, you provide choices. At this point you can provide feedback. In a previous post, I wrote about a simple way to structure a scenario by using the 3C model. Challenge : This could be something as simple as a question or a very involved case study. The goal is to get the learner to think through the content and make a decision. A good scenario is nuanced and not completely black or white.
LEARNING WITH E'S [Providers] Personalised learning
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010
What schools should be doing is assessing for learning - providing students with personalised feedback on their performance referenced against their own previous personal attainment - what we refer to as ipsative assessment. I have been thinking a lot about personalised learning lately. Last night, during a panel discussion for the Plymouth Education Society, I made a statement that the current UK National Curriculum doesn't make a lot of room for personalised learning.
ADOBE CAPTIVATE [Providers] Learning Objectives Vs Learning Activities: What’s The Difference?
| FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017
Learning objectives and learning activities are two crucial pieces of ammunition in the eLearning provider’s arsenal. Learning objectives and learning activities are two crucial pieces of ammunition in the eLearning provider’s arsenal. They have a role in making lessons engaging and fruitful. Here, we explore the binary relationship of learning objectives vs learning activities by discussing the difference and understanding the importance of both.
VISUAL LOUNGE [Providers] School’s Out for the Summer
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
We came across this great blog about tutoring that provided some key tutoring tips and wanted to share them along with some tips of our own! School’s finally out! Learning is put on hold for the summer… right? That’s not the case for many students who participate in tutoring throughout their summer break.
INSYNC TRAINING [Providers] 3 Questions + 1 Formula = Better Instructional Design
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018
Learning Strategist, Enzo Silva, and his colleague Kate Tronvig provided Virtually There learners with an easy-to-follow process during their popular session, “You May Not Be Walt Disney, But You Can Draw and Animate.”. Virtually There Session Recap. Pixar animator Andrew Stanton said, “The greatest story commandment is: make me care.” Some of the most creative storytelling minds use this mantra when illustrating to increase audience engagement with their films.
DASHE & THOMSON [Providers] Subject Matter Experts: From Smackdown to Nirvana
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016
SMEs bring the content to life and provide both relevance and context. Working effectively with subject matter experts (SMEs) is absolutely critical for instructional designers and trainers who want to be successful. However, it can often seem like you and your SME are speaking two different languages, causing the instructional design process and, more importantly, communication to break down.
DASHE & THOMSON [Providers] Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio (and did you take instructor-led training with you, or what)?
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
We recently had the opportunity to partner with a company that provides solely instructor-led training (ILT). To learn more about our new partner, I did some research on companies that focus primarily on ILT. My first Google search turned up this ambitious marketing assertion: Instructor-led training is considered to be the most effective method of [.] The post Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio (and did you take instructor-led training with you, or what)?
DESIGNING DIGITALLY [Providers] How to Ensure that You're Engaging Learners
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2017
Text, images, graphics, and so on should be used in a manner that it provides one consistent message to the learners. In the near future, technology will provide stronger methods of assessing and capturing the experience of the learners. Research shows that engaging learners in the training content increases their focus and encourages them to practice higher-level significant thinking skills.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 26 – My Dying Plant
| MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016
As L&D people we are in a unique position to provide people with the resources to thrive and grow. We can provide opportunities that encourages thought and active learning. But don’t shock the system… What is important, is understanding that we don’t need permission to provide this extra sustenance. Click on the gloves to learn more about how Learning Rebels can provide learning solutions to help you achieve your business goals.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Dance Brainstorm Challenge – Day 15: Perseverance
| TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
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 15 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Perseverance! It’s HUMP DAY people! Day 15 of our 30 Day Challenge. Today was all about perseverance. I was watching the American Ninja Warrior and was just astounded by the mental toughness of the competitors.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Day 14: What’s Your Purpose
| MONDAY, JULY 25, 2016
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 14 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – What’s Your Purpose? Here I am in Kansas City, Missouri – facilitating a Design and Delivery Bootcamp. My aha moment came as I was discussing the importance of knowing the difference between organizational goals and learning objectives. One does not equate to the other.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 9 – Puppy Support
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016
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 9 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Puppy Support. Well, I’m back home and my furbabies are quite happy! Ollie and Jack! Always there with puppy support and encouragement. Their undying puppy support and encouragement is what inspired this last vlog. The world needs more encouragement and support.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 6 – It’s About Perspective
| SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2016
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 6 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – It’s About Perspective. Today the daughter and I went to Universal Studio’s City Walk. This time we went with a good friend of mine and we picked up a souvenir that became the basis of my aha moment today.
LEARNING REBELS [Providers] 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge: Day 4 – Eliminate the Weight
| THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2016
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 4 of our 30 Day Brainstorm Challenge – Eliminate the Weight. Today was travel day. My daughter just moved out to California from Illinois and it was time to make a visit. She lives by the beach – so hey…make room for Mom!
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Learning Tools: Change Is Coming
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012
Semantic systems, analytics and richer tracking mechanisms provide a qualitative learning leap. These involve additional conceptual rigor, but may provide serious additional capabilities. Alone, each can provide value, but together there is a significant qualitative leap. Currently called Tin Can, this standard provides the ability to track a wide variety of activities as part of a learning path.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Prioritization: What To Do When Everyone Wants Your Help
| MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2011
This provides the perfect “cover” for saying NO. You will be happy to help if the client can provide staff and money. You might devise other prioritization criteria like strength of sponsorship, past experience with this client, amount of effort required, and amount of lead time provided. A high-level governing body would be very helpful as well to provide guidance on priorities, make tough decisions, and deflect criticism.
TRAINING INDUSTRY [Providers] Training is the Time to Sow the Seeds of Employee Retention
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Provide training that enhances the value of your employees. It’s better to provide great training and offer meaningful incentives for completing it. Here are two examples of training programs for new retail salespeople at different companies. Which company do you think is doing a better job?
BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG [Providers] ADDIE and the 5 Rules of Zen
| MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
A Kanso style choice of options is also critical as providing learner control has been shown to also build “Adaptive Expertise.. As I noted in my last post , we often go astray with our learning initiatives because we fail to properly orient ourselves to the learning/performance environment. While ADDIE or ISD might look like an overblown, time-wasting toolkit, we need to realize that we do not need every tool within that kit. Every project requires a different set of tools.
ELEARNINGMIND [Providers] Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend in 2018
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2017
Busses provided. Why Attend a Learning and Development Conference in 2018. The best way to learn is by doing and sharing. Learning industry conferences, most with hands-on workshops and panel sessions, are the best place to do soak up a lot of information in a short amount of time. The value of networking alone is enough to include one or more of these in your budget for 2018.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] AT&T: The Marriage of Business and Learning
| TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
It also provides the largest international coverage of any U.S. The learning services team, which is responsible for skills training, partners with the business to provide real-time training to employees on a daily basis. “We’re a technology company, and what we provide from a learning perspective needs to reflect the technology that we are taking out to our customers,” he said.
UPSIDE LEARNING [Providers] Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?
| TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2009
This is linked to the requirement on white-labeling (mentioned further in this post) where the company wants to go as a self-sustaining provider to its customers. However the LMS vendor needs to set up proper systems and training for the company to provide support. Training companies the world over are changing the way they operate and the services they offer customers.
LEARNING WIRE [Providers] Demonstrating Your Training Program’s Return on Investment
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015
Properly measuring ROI provides an answer to the crucial question: for every dollar invested in distance learning, how many dollars are returned after the investment is recovered? Each level of evaluation provides important data that you can use on its own to measure the efficacy of distance learning. If you’ve missed the previous article … Technology can make professional learning affordable, easy, and convenient.
OPENSESAME [Providers] Psychology Hacks to Boost Workplace Productivity
| THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2016
Conversely, provide your employees with regular feedback on their work. As a manager, keeping your employees motivated is a constant struggle. Whether they’re bored, distracted, or lazy, it’s part of your job to keep morale and productivity high. With these simple psychological hacks, you can make small tweaks to your workplace to boost productivity. Color Psychology. Have you heard of restaurants painting their walls red to make you hungrier?
OPENSESAME [Providers] Course of the Week Highlight: Simplify Your Life
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014
This 30-minute course featuring high quality audio narration and inline quizzes; it provides you with the tools you need to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively. Life is a balancing act. Balancing work, a social life, eating right, working out, alone time, hobbies, and a multitude of other things you want to do can seem pretty close to impossible. There are give and takes you have to handle everyday. Sometimes work has to come before a social life and hobbies before working out.
OPENSESAME [Providers] The Benefits of Learning in Later Life
| MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
There are no longer young children to think about or work commitments to prioritize and the Internet provides so many opportunities to learn. Learning may seem intimidating later in life, particularly if you are not an expert at using computers, tablets, or the Internet in general. However, there are many benefits to learning in your senior years, particularly if you are still in work, thinking about returning to work or are considering starting your own business. .
VISUAL LOUNGE [Providers] How to Nurture Leads with Video Marketing
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017
Originally presented by Eugene Schwartz in his book Breakthrough Advertising, this funnel-based concept presents a formula for nurturing leads in a way that provides them with the right content at the right time to encourage them to progress towards conversion. You need to provide content that helps them become aware of a problem or need they have. For most marketers, the concept of nurturing leads through their digital marketing funnel is not foreign.
COMMLAB INDIA [Providers] 5 Sure-shot Tips to Create the Perfect Learning Blend
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2017
Tell them how the learning blend would reduce costs and provide them greater flexibility, while retaining the effectiveness of the instructor-led training (ILT) format. Good documentation provides clarity on implementing the hybrid learning initiative, ensuring its seamless implementation. Blending classroom and online training formats is inarguably the best way to train your people – you can make the training highly flexible, while retaining the much-needed human touch.
- [Providers] Making Your L&D Department Meaningful & Relevant
Many Learning & Development managers spend a lot of their time thinking about ways in which they can make their departments more effective and provide real value to the organisation. The diagram below provides a good model for establishing a governance structure. The top tier provides overall direction, formulates and drives the strategy. Ensure projects provide learning. provide the opportunity to reflect and learn from tasks and projects) iii.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Resources for Researching Virtual Worlds
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2009
Recently, a number of individuals have inquired about resources for virtual world research. Here are some valuable links. Please add your own resources in the comments. Journal of Virtual World Research --Great resource. This journal has freely available PDF articles describing the vast amount of work being done in virtual worlds. Recently, the journal featured a number of articles on using virtual worlds in the field of Healthcare.
ELEARNING 24-7 [Providers] E-Learning News and Notes
| THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012
In the end, no matter what type of security you setup, if someone really wants to cheat even with a 360 web cam that the vendor provides, it can be done. Key differences: CLSs have reports and provide some analytical data – RCATs do not. The interview is uneditied and the executives are not provided the questions ahead of time. Lots of stuff has been going on these past few weeks s0 let’s just jump right in. Standalone Quiz/Assessment Tools.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] How to Get Line Leaders Involved With Learning
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013
As for the pros, it provides strategic focus to align training strategy to corporate goals and objectives. By engaging line managers and empowering them to become responsible for learning, companies can substantially increase transfer and impact. Many learning leaders say that if they could only get their managers more involved in learning they would significantly increase its impact.
GEENIO [Providers] Geenio @ eLearning Elements 2014
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
The Geenio’s booth was very popular among attendees who demonstrated a live interest in the product and provided a lot of valuable feedback. The annual e-learning conference eLearning Elements 2014 was held in Moscow, May 28th - 29th. The conference hosted by E-Learning Center, one of the biggest players at Russian e-learning market gathered together best education professionals, specialised software vendors and companies that looked for improvement in their learning processes.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Pinnacle Performance Systems Launches Cohort Executive Coaching
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
Cohort Executive Coaching aims to provide leaders with access to executive coaching by combining coaching, mentoring and cohort group work into a structured development process. ” Cohort Executive Coaching aims to provide leaders with access to executive coaching by combining coaching, mentoring and cohort group work into a structured development process.
EFRONT [Providers] 10 Active Learning Methods for Super Engaged Corporate Learners
| TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017
Aside from the usual audio-video conferencing and chat features, virtual classrooms also provide synchronous and asynchronous annotation, communication, and resource sharing for facilitators and participants. In today’s ultra-competitive work environment, the organization that trains in the most effective and efficient manner possible will always gain the upper hand.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] When Giving Learning Control, Know Your Learners
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
How much learner control to provide depends on the experience of the learner. Gamification that provides the learnerwith the opportunity to decide whether to bypass some lesson elements and control the sequence at which they receive content is considered high in learner control. It is also important when the amount of content to be covered could be overwhelming and it makes sense to provide the learner with a little bit of content at a time (Clark & Mayer, 2011).
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen
| MONDAY, MAY 31, 2010
Provide a Road Map Just as in real life, it is important that your attendees are provided with specific details on the location of the event and how to get there. It's important to provide attendees with basic steps on how to login to your meeting and how to move around in the world they are using. Here are 5 Tips On 3D eLearning and Training sent to me to share with my readers from the 3D virtual world vendor VenueGen. I think they make sense, let me know what you think.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Tentative 3D Book Outline--Based on Your Input
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2009
Chapter One provides definition of terms, the context in which 3D learning is coming to the field and the basic knowledge required to understand 3D worlds for learning. It provides a step-by-step road map for developing the instruction. It also provides basic steps that are essential for successful implementations of virtual worlds. In Chapters Six through Ten , case studies are provided.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Blending Online and Classroom Instruction: At the Same Time
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2008
Scott has a theatre background and a great deal of experience presenting in front of groups and he provides great advice and ideas to students as they prepare for their major presentation to our Corporate Advisory Council. Scott then proceeded to provide his presentation. This is especially interesting since Scott provides such movement and physical activity in his talk.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Development Drives Innovation and Revenue
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2013
To facilitate easy adoption of new technologies and offer the necessary knowledge to help customers get the most out of equipment in their stores, Hillphoenix is now accelerating training, providing shorter modules on-demand. SNAPSHOT: For the past seven years commercial refrigeration provider Hillphoenix’s Learning Center has provided training to more than 10,000 industry professionals, ranging from service contractors and engineers to store development and procurement personnel.
CDSM [Providers] Britannica® Digital Learning and CDSM – A Perfect Partnership
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
Since 2014, CDSM have been responsible for providing Welsh teachers with a national digital content repository: Hwb. Although the Internet provides teachers with a wealth of sources to choose from, having a bank of resources at their fingertips that are curriculum-relevant and rights-cleared is of benefit. A key feature in Hwb is ‘Playlists’, our answer to the current demand for quick, easy-to-use content creation tools for teachers.
EFRONT [Providers] Custom eFrontPro Integrations Made Easy With Zapier
| TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016
eFrontPro, for one, comes with quite a few built-in integrations, including with third party authentication providers (LDAP, Active Directory, SAML 2.0), payment processors (PayPal, Stripe), eLearning content marketplaces (OpenSesame), tele-conference tools (Webex, BigBlueButton), and many more, including several under-the-hood integrations, like with our proprietary Encode Magic solution that makes sure your uploaded content is appropriately formatted for online use.
LEARNING WITH E'S [Providers] Slightly dangerous
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011
Drawing largely on his book A New Culture of Learning (co-authored with John Seely-Brown), Thomas talked at length about the issues we are confronting in our quest to provide learning that is relevant, up to date and effective within a rapidly changing world. Barcelona is the most dangerous city in Europe. That is the assessment of well known author and TV producer Manuel Castells who resides in the city for part of each year.
LEARNING WITH E'S [Providers] Pigs are flying
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011
For a paltrey $700 my readers and I can enjoy option 2: "The Express version of Open Access provides Open Access immediately after page proofs resulting in full Open Access 8-12 weeks before publication." In several previous posts on this blog I have extolled the virtues of open content, and have called for traditional journals to go open access.
UPSIDE LEARNING [Providers] Why Use ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Based eLearning Development?
| MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010
Tools like Flash/Flex Builder built over Eclipse platform provide advance debugging features by adding breakpoints, step-in, step-over and other such features. content has been written from scratch to provide better performance resulting in AS 3.0 Adobe Flash Professional is undoubtedly the most popular tool for custom eLearning development.
MINDFLASH [Providers] How People Really View Workplace Learning
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
Well, although there were responses from across the board, they came mainly and notably from a number of e-learning and training providers, trainers as well as some academics and L&D people. The following post was written by Jane Hart , an expert on learning and development and an independent consultant, speaker, and writer. She is an internationally known specialist in the use of social media for learning and working. You can read the original version of this post on her blog.
WEB COURSEWORKS [Providers] Association eLearning Guru
| FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009
There are associations for associations, with ASAE being the most well-known, and there are associations for companies providing management services for associations ( AMC Institute ). The websites also provide existing businesses with a delivery platform (much like YouTube) that exposes people to their expert content and brand. The association marketplace has caught my attention as a promising avenue for eLearning services.
TALENTLMS [Providers] Top 11 Blog Posts for 2017
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2017
” Provide your people with non-stop opportunities to learn and develop, foster a collaborative mindset, and the rest will fall into place. Sometimes it’s to provide guidance and information. Another excellent year for TalentLMS, marked by our 5th anniversary, is coming to an end. It was a year of challenges and progress for us but also for the broader eLearning industry.
RAPID ELEARNING [Providers] 7 Tips for Better E-Learning Scenarios
| TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009
You’re also in a better position to assess their real understanding and provide feedback to fill the gaps. In a previous post, we looked at how you can make your elearning courses more effective and engaging by getting your learners to pull the course content rather than you just pushing it out to them. A great way to create a pull-type course is build it around problem-solving scenarios.
TRAINING INDUSTRY [Providers] Learning Management Systems Best Practices to Follow and Mistakes to Avoid
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
You’re already measuring before and after training to determine whether your training has provided real value. You’re about to invest in a spanking-new learning management system (LMS) to get a handle on everything happening in all the training courses your employees are taking. What a relief it will be! You watch LMS demonstrations online and are wowed by the features of the systems you can buy.
EFRONT [Providers] How to make Rapid eLearning work for your organization
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016
Rapid eLearning development authoring tools provide predesigned templates and content organization ideas. Knowledge management is one of the biggest challenges in today’s corporate world. The general notion is that eLearning doesn’t any longer need to be a just a professionally authored solution. It’s not like there is no place for them, but in the corporate world, employee-prepared eLearning solutions are quickly taking center-stage.
EFRONT [Providers] Rethinking Compliance Training in eLearning: Part 2
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2015
Games and simulations can help, as can a slightly lighter approach, provided it’s not out of keeping with the subject matter. In the first part of this post , we looked at some of the problems associated with a lot of compliance training. It can be tedious, uninspiring and not particularly effective – it may satisfy a requirement to perform the infamous “sheep dip” training session , but that doesn’t mean that their behavior will change.
XYLEME [Providers] Five Myths of Social Learning
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
Social learning is all about providing more flexible and responsive ways for delivering this knowledge through user generated content, engagement, and feedback. Leading social media vendors like Jive Software are integrating with the top ECM platforms to provide unified search, workflow, and storage of enterprise and social content, proving a cohesive environment where formal content is supported by an ecosystem of users that contribute expertise and relevant information.
LEARNING SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE [Providers] aNewSpring Releases Self-Service eLearning Platform at DevLearn 2011 by News Editor
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011
[Press Release] aNewSpring, a Netherlands-based provider of online services that enable trainers to develop, maintain, and distribute innovative education products, announced today at DevLearn the international launch of the latest version of its self-service platform.
COMMLAB INDIA [Providers] Supercharge Your Mobile Learning with Lectora
| THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017
The latest version of the tool, Lectora Inspire 17, provides a whole range of features that make it ideal for developing training programs that can be accessed on mobile devices. Did you know that there are more number of mobile devices on this planet than humans? Considering this statistics, it is no surprise that an increasing number of organizations are encouraging mobile learning (m-learning) that can be accessed anywhere, anytime.
JANE HART [Providers] Pick of the Month: May 2012
| FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
Our work needs to provide value to all of our stakeholders, whether their investment is financial support or time via participation. Here is my pick of the resources that I shared on Twitter and in my Pick of the Day in May. Note, for easy reference, ALL the links in my daily Picks are collated monthly on my 2012 Reading List. 1 - Jane Bozarth started the month with some wise advice, as usual, in her Learning Solutions Magazine, Nuts and Bolts column piece: Selling it (1 May).
GEENIO [Providers] There are a couple of things that almost everyone knows about the LMS world.
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
We may not even remember the exact statement we are searching for, but we rely on the search engine to complete our thoughts or at the very least, to provide a hint when we start typing the word. Geenio’s internal search, which is currently in development, already uses the best practices borrowed from the leading search providers. There are a couple of things that almost everyone knows about the LMS world.
RAPID ELEARNING [Providers] More Answers to Your Rapid E-Learning Questions
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
So if you have a licensed copy of Microsoft’s software you can feel comfortable using the images they provide. I get lots of questions via email and many of them are the same. So now’s a good time to offer some quick answers and links to additional resources for those just getting started, I have no budget. Where can I get free elearning assets? This is the most frequently asked question. The first thing I recommend is to ask for a budget.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] How to Find Best Practices
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
” Learning what the major firms are doing provides a solid benchmark of practices and gets you close to the exemplars. On more than one occasion, he has contracted with a provider to help select a program provider. The provider starts by confirming the needs and contributing to the specifications. Progress requires building on the knowledge of those who came before. Start by networking with the best people you know.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Chief Learning Officer Unveils This Year's Top Companies for Workforce Development
| TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014
It applies rigorous statistical analysis to evaluating the learning and development services that companies provide and ranks the organizations based upon business impact as well as innovation and execution. Dana Point, Calif.,
OPENSESAME [Providers] A Word from the OpenSesame Development Team
| TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014
For one low monthly price, OpenSesame Plus subscribers receive unlimited access to a curated offering of courses from many of our top providers. Quarter 1 is moving along quickly for the OpenSesame Development Team. We are making great progress on our OpenSesame Plus functionality, we have welcomed a new member to our team, and we have released some new capabilities available for folks interested in the Tin Can API. What is OpenSesame Plus?
JAY CROSS [Providers] What does a 21st century leader need to do?
| SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2011
Change agents do whatever it takes to keep the customer coming back, make the task clear, transform the way business is done, use the 80/20 rule and focus on the 20, provide great service, and compete on value. . often swipe images for blog posts from Bing or Google. Looking for images of leader, I was surprised when all that came up were militarist images of leaders as exalted commanders. No citizen leaders here!
TAKE AN E-LEARNING BREAK [Providers] Tech Help on the Web
| MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
For example, [link] provides information on different battery types; including a table comparing each type. link] provides information on different backup strategies and backup software. Looking for good resources for technology questions? Check out these 2 websites featured on Sunday's Today show. Check it out: [link] and [link
MINDFLASH [Providers] Why Workplace Training Shouldn’t Get the Summer Off
| TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
If content is designed for the general public, without expertise required, have an individual unfamiliar with the topic provide a critique. It’s well past the start of summer, but does workplace training take a holiday too? Each year in July and August, class scheduling seems to slow. The common rationales: “We need to work around all those vacations.” What day is the company picnic?” “Who Who wants to do training during the slow season?” “It’s It’s too hot.”.
MINDFLASH [Providers] 5 Great (Free) Perks for Non-Profits
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
The company provides nonprofit organizations free basic mobile versions of your site or discounts on premium services. The recession may be technically over, but it’s still not exactly high times for non-profits. Budget-strapped donors continue to be reluctant to part with their pennies, but if you’re a scrappy start-up non-profit doing great work with limited funds, there are ways to work around your financial constraints. Chief among them is the generosity of tech companies.
MINDFLASH [Providers] The Secret of Effective Sales Training? Simple: Simplicity
| TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
You and all of the other sales people in the meet will learn from this exchange, and can provide feedback as to how that person could improve what they are doing. If you do any research on sales training, most of what you will find is focused on sales approaches and methods and not how people actually, like, learn selling skills.
VISUAL LOUNGE [Providers] Starting Out with UI Prototyping
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2014
These provide a great starting point with a lot of work already done for you and common stuff made much easier (faster) to implement—that’s why they’re called “frameworks.” As User Experience Designers, we have many tools—both technical and process-based—at our disposal. One tool I have been making much more use of recently is functional UI prototyping. Prototyping? While a wireframe is a low-fidelity (i.e. boxes, lines, etc.)
BOTTOM-LINE PERFORMANCE [Providers] SMEs as Developers - How Should This work?
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2009
We provide them with the tools necessary and they create the course. Is providing a SME with templates, maybe some workshops, and then sending them off to publish the course really helpful? Based on the CIASTD fall conference and information from my peers at DevLearn, it appears that an emerging trend is that SMEs will act as developers. Admittedly, I have a difficult time understanding what such a development model would really look like?
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] The Innovation Award
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016
Complicating the effort, Commvault’s software vendor was unable to provide the company with the software functionality it was looking for. Learning in Practice Awards 2016. For learning executives who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes. and/or technologies in a new and groundbreaking way to address a significant business or organizational opportunity. DIVISION 1. Steve Garguilo, Senior Manager, Creative Engagement, Johnson & Johnson.
OBSIDIAN LEARNING [Providers] Do your test items match your learning objectives?
| TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015
In this article from the latest issue of the International Society for Performance Improvement PerformanceXpress newsletter, Sabrina Christian provides some useful tips for ensuring the validity of your assessments. Multiple choice? True/False? Essay? How do you know if your assessment strategies are actually measuring student learning and performance? Are you really testing against your learning objectives?
ICS LEARNING [Providers] Making The Jump Into eLearning
| MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
The system that provides this infrastructure is generically called a Learning Management System (LMS) and is a software program or web application that you will either develop or purchase. The key to allowing these two components to be separate is providing a framework for them to work and communicate with each other. Most vendors are very happy to team with you and realize that it is in their best interest to provide you with the best quality in the most cost efficient manner.
INSIDERHUB [Providers] Solution Category Overview: Marketing Automation
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
It is a valuable source for relevant ratings and commentary provided by actual users regarding the solutions they use, and a platform for vendors to present information about their solutions. Marketing automation is the use of software solutions and platforms designed to automate and streamline repetitive marketing-related tasks, to allow for more effective marketing efforts on multiple online channels (email, social media, etc.).
EFRONT [Providers] 3 Strategies for Developing Original Work Activities
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016
Provide them with a case that replicates their work and invite them to form decisions based on dilemmas faced in the case. 3) Journal Activities: These activities provide a way for learners to collect decisions into an ongoing document that they can review and take away at the end of the eLearning. As with any eLearning program, the final exam or the summative assessment is an expected end.
THE ELEARNING COACH [Providers] 10 Reasons Why You Should Pay For Stock Photos
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2010
Many of the higher end subscription services provide customers with access to multiple collections so you can search among millions of photos, making it more likely to find what you need. Some services even provide corresponding search terms with each photo, which can give you ideas for alternate keywords. Stock photos and illustrations won’t solve all your graphic needs but there are a lot of uses for them in online learning.
- [Providers] How Managers Put Up Barriers to Employee Learning
Direct Report: Well, I have been looking at the company’s long and short -term goals and it seems that the R&D team could provide me with the experience I need to help you achieve those goals. (This post first appeared on LearningToBeGreat.com ). Organizational barriers to learning are often not as obvious as being given no budget for training, or no training facilities, or no LMS.
- [Providers] Program Evaluation: A Process for Learning
Provide just-in-time and just-enough information. I was recently asked, “What is your view of program evaluation? How does it differ from research?” At the risk of over-simplifying these two approaches to knowing, I would say that the purpose of evaluation is to improve programs, services, and organizations and to be accountable for results. Research uses many of the same methods as evaluation but has a different purpose.
THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT [Providers] Complete to Compete: Community College Student Success (Part Two)
| THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
For example, Pima College (Arizona) spends $22 million each year providing developmental courses and has only a 4% success rate. This post continues my comments and observations from attending the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Association of Community Colleges. Critics of Student Success Agenda. The completion agenda is not without its critics. Several college presidents reminded me that the stigma of community college as being grades 13 and 14 still exists in some quarters.
ABSORB LMS [Providers] Extended Enterprise and Your Learning Management System
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017
Extended Enterprise learning is often defined as training, development, certification or support provided to your external non-employees. The right LMS plan will provide pricing that works for the customer training use case, as the number of users and their frequency of use can be difficult to predict.
KAPP NOTES [Providers] Games Teach!
| FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
Yet, he still concluded, and I quote directly from his research paper: … games can provide effective learning for a variety of learners for several different tasks (e.g., Although research has shown that some games can provide effective learning for a variety of learners for several different tasks (e.g., Like any instructional activity, games should be chosen because they provide learners with interactive experiences that help them meet instructional objectives. (P.
LEARNING WIRE [Providers] Restructure the employee experience for a better future
| THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016
While millennials can help the transfer to new technologies of generation Xers, the latter can in return provide useful tips on team building, project management, or delegation. The world is changing, and fast. Our greatest fear in this fast-paced 21st century is what to do when everything changes. And yet, paradoxically, the future is already.here. Any company wishing to survive tomorrow needs to start preparing today by adapting to the new challenges present in the marketplace.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Arming for the Workplace Cultural Dynamics
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
But, as with all challenges, a savvy employer realizes that this challenge also presents an opportunity: Meeting this challenge effectively can be a difference-maker and can provide a means of recruiting and retaining quality talent. While a team-oriented workplace requires occasional policy review and revision, this approach does not provide an effective solution. Today’s workplace seems to have become a battleground in the culture wars.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Building Informal Learning Habits
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
“As a result, we expect employees to be accountable for their own development and then provide customized support to make that happen.” While it is the employees’ responsibility to complete the initial planning, the learning leader can drive this activity by establishing clear expectations and providing support for learning aligned with business goals. Ideally, a trusted colleague will be available to provide feedback on the behaviors observed.
ROB HUBBARD [Providers] Coactivism – A Learning Model
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 2011
Computers aren’t that smart; so even now, it is difficult to provide meaningful feedback without spending huge sums of money on artificially intelligent systems. For many years now I’ve been dissatisfied with how training is delivered and in particular the concepts of ‘classroom’ and ‘elearning’. In 2009 I developed a new learning model that addresses the issues as I see them. Since then I’ve been trialling this learning model in our Rapid eLearning Development course.
PARADISO [Providers] All about LMS Active Directory Integration
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016
For this reason, many additional protocols and Identity Providers (IdPs) have come into existence. These identity providers play the role of secure ‘middle men’ between the central user directory and multiple external applications. It allows to store your user accounts and passwords in one protected location, which provides more security. One of the network service provided by Active Directory is LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol).
PARADISO [Providers] 6 ways a cloud LMS could benefit your business
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015
A cloud based LMS , which is hosted on the servers of the company providing the LMS, brings with it various benefits for both the organization implementing the LMS and the end users. Likewise the maintenance support provided by an LMS company like Paradiso Solutions is dedicated and specific to LMSs, so we can safely say you would be in the best of hands. LMS training is provided, as well as 24/7 support in the case of Paradiso LMS.
MINDFLASH [Providers] Delivering Online Training Securely
| MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
AWS is the most mature and trusted cloud infrastructure provider and many of your favorite online services are hosted with Amazon. We specifically do not because it doesn’t provide the security our customers demand. While the goal of any training program is primarily to make sure your trainees get the vital information they need to be successful, a secondary concern is to make sure that the same vital information does not make its way to anyone else.
JAY CROSS [Providers] Pronoia
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2010
Klaus Hennig, the architect of Aachen’s €20+ million/year research initiative , described his framework of “dynaxity (dynamic + complexity) to provide a structure for discussing global socioeconomic dilemmas. We were attending as members of the international monitoring committee which provides insights that are not invented in Deutschland.
PROPROFS [Providers] Why Your Training Program Needs Constant Updating
| MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 2017
As you implement your training in a live environment, you’ll notice things you could have done better, such as word choices, the amount of information provided, or the overall organization of the program. Training programs provide a template for the future workers of your company, so it’s important that yours remains in top shape.
KNOWLEDGEANYWHERE [Providers] Hottest 2018 HR Headlines: Harassment, Health and How to Get Along
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2017
HR’s role is gathering and providing resources: Internet-based training, file sharing and video conferencing and encouraging all participants to view each other as equals and leave their titles outside the conference room while bringing their ideas and expertise to the table. The office many of us call home 40 or more hours each week doesn’t look like it used to.
COMMLAB INDIA [Providers] Creating Effective Learning Objectives for E-Learning : 5 Tips to Know
| FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
Criterion: The objective may state how well a learner must perform the given task as it provides a standard to check whether the performance is acceptable. I just finished reading the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and liked Habit #2 in particular: Begin with the end in mind. I felt it relates perfectly to our e-learning objectives.
CLO MAGAZINE [Providers] Following Your Own Learning Programs
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014
In her research, flexible learning must be self-paced, focus on outcomes, provide support for learning, require a variety of resources and incorporate a variety of learning methods. Learning leaders may be doing their organizations an injustice by not spending the same effort and time educating themselves that they spend educating their workforce.