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  • 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.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
    [Providers] Harvard Business Publishing Unveils HBR Channel
    13 Harvard Business Publishing announced it is offering a new approach to leadership development with hundreds of “short bite” videos on tackling business challenges, in an effort to provide substantive learning for time-pressed managers. The short HBR Channel videos feature thought leaders, consultants and executives sharing ideas, personal stories, tips, best practices and lessons on a number of business topics. Boston — Nov.
  • 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.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Providers] Evaluating Training Through Stories
    providing an opportunity to apply newly learned leadership skills). Participants rated the management training program 4.3 on a five-point scale. Sixty percent said that they have applied the training to their work. What do we know about effectiveness of the program? Not much. We cannot determine from this data if the management training program made a difference for the organization.
  • THE PEFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010
    [Providers] Employee Surveys: How is as Important as What
    If an organization cannot provide an opportunity for feedback and reflection and does not intend to use the data for decision-making, management should not conduct the survey. An epidemic of employee surveys is killing knowledge and wisdom. Fueling this epidemic are two erroneous beliefs: 1) anyone can design and administer an employee survey effectively; and 2) the results of employee surveys are the property of management.
  • OPENSESAME  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Providers] May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Is Your Company Ready?
    Become more sensitive to your patients’ needs and provide culturally and linguistically competent care to patients of diverse backgrounds. May is Mental Health America ’s 65th Mental Health Awareness Month ; the theme for 2014 is “Mind Your Health.” I have my undergraduate degree in psychology, so this is a month and topic I’m passionate about and excited to explore further. Throughout the month, I’ll be covering a variety of mental health and general psychology topics! .
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016
    [Providers] Knowledge Guru Adds 2 New Question Types to Quest App
    These two question types enable you to provide learners with variety and increase the learning power of a Quest game. The kinds of questions you can create in Knowledge Guru’s Quest app now include “Select all that apply,” and “Answer in Order” questions (aka “Ranking questions). We have created a short game called QType Guru that contains questions about Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning. Play it here!
  • VIGNETTES LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2013
    [Providers] "Oh my Gosh Learning!" Using Problems, Diagnostics and Solutions in eLearning
    Image 5 Take note that in Image 5, even if (B) Scientific Procedure provides an accurate result, it still undergoes trial and error. 3 Trouble-shooting Below is the process for this technique: Show the error How they test the equipment Provide a hint to a probable solution by asking a question Image 13 Take a look at Image 13. Learners were able to provide photos of the difficulties they encountered. The next step is for learners to provide diagnosis and solutions.
  • OPENSESAME  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Providers] Restaurant Server Skills: Do Your Employees Have The Training They Need?
    If you’re a restaurant manager, ensuring that your serving staff provides excellent service is more than just an “extra”. The food service industry is highly competitive; if customers don’t like your product or your customer service, they will go elsewhere.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Providers] Layered Learning
    Last week, I posted about a model where a system could provide a sage who looks at the events of your life and provides support. I want to elaborate that model by looking at it in a different way. The notion here is that you have events in your life, across the bottom. And you have some learning goals, e.g. to learn about project management, and about running meetings.
  • MLEARNING TRENDS  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2010
    [Providers] Growth Accelerates CellCast Solution Innovations
    To assist customers wishing to leverage these market trends, CellCast now provides an array of both Social Media ("SoMe") and Social Networking ("SoNe") features that promote the creation and distribution of user-generated content as well as providing AND MANAGING access to internal/private social networks (e.g., Our new CellCast Widgets now provide full SCO-level tracking and reporting for SCORM v1.2
  • HAPYAK  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2015
    [Providers] HapYak Announces Portu as CEO
    Designed for ease of use, HapYak provides the tools to add calls-to-action, quizzes, and interactive elements to any video, regardless of video host, and the most robust video analytics platform available. DECEMBER 01, 2015. HapYak Interactive Video announced today that Mark Portu will join the company as CEO. Portu is a veteran in the online video space formerly as CEO of The Feedroom, an online video pioneer, and most recently as Chief Product Officer of online video platform Piksel Inc.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010
    [Providers] Corporate Advisory Council Starts Today
    1:30-2:00: Media Site presentation with Ferdinand Bergen Ferdinand talking about the history of Media Site Mediasite allows you to record and deliver online learning, interactive lectures and multimedia presentations automatically and provides webcasting and a knowledge management platform. Very rich media presentations are provided with Mediasite. Today marks the beginning of one of my favorite events of the year. Our annual Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) event.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2007
    [Providers] Learning Circuits April Big Question: Are We There Yet
    My printer would instantly provide turn-by-turn directions and even small pictures of the route highlighted in purple. Whenever I traveled, the electronic directions provided pinpoint accuracy for about 99% of the trip. This receiver, no bigger than six inches, displays a map showing the route I need to follow and providing a visual image of my car on the highway. The Learning Circuit's Blog question for this month is " ILT and Off-The-Shelf Vendors, What Should they Do ?"
  • KAPP NOTES  |  THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2007
    [Providers] Learning Through Reality-based Video Games
    As developers and designers of learning events, we should have our learner "fast forward" to specific tasks they need to complete to be successful on the job and then provide specific, guided practice to them in a virtual environment. One trick he has adopted is providing his quarterbacks and receivers with copies of the Penn State Playbook on PlayStation 2 memory card. Use the parameters of actual situations to provide guidance and instruction to learners.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2008
    [Providers] Don't Educate, Automate
    My printer would instantly provide turn-by-turn directions and even small pictures of the route highlighted in purple. Whenever I traveled, the electronic directions provided pinpoint accuracy for about 99% of the trip. This receiver, no bigger than six inches, displays a map showing the route I need to follow and providing a visual image of my car on the highway. It doesn't always make sense to teach people.
  • RAPID ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009
    [Providers] Should You Add Background Audio to Your E-Learning Courses?
    There’s no reason why elearning courses can’t employ a similar use of background audio to provide some emotional cues and hooks. I get a lot of questions about whether or not to add background music to elearning courses. That’s like answering whether or not you should put a blue square in your course. If the blue square makes it a better course, “Yes.” If not, then get rid of the square. The same is true for background audio. It all depends on the context. Instructional Design 101.
  • OPENSESAME  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [Providers] Going Global: 5 Things to Keep in Mind Before Working Abroad
    A lot of eLearning sites provide courses about etiquette in foreign countries, which can possibly save you from offending someone. As the world economy continues to expand, individuals in the workplace will see many more opportunities to work abroad. You might be thinking: Oh great, a relocation that will take me from the comforts of my stable life and people I love. However, as an ex-expat’s daughter, I can tell you this is not the case.
  • OPENSESAME  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014
    [Providers] Eliot Masie's MOOC Symposium Recap
    The goal of this first MOOC Symposium was not to provide a “how-to” guide to using MOOCs in a corporate environment. The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) phenomenon that has been shaking up higher education for the past few years is slowly beginning to find its way into corporate conversations. Many companies are seeking to better understand the MOOC model and the possibilities for application in their own training programs.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009
    [Providers] Designing successful learning - walking 'a fine line'
    In a fine line, he provides stories and examples to illustrate his design approach (these alone are almost worth reading the book for). Our task as learning designers is to help businesses see that learning is more than an expense, in fact it is the key that has the potential to unlock innovation and provide a business with strategic reserves and competitive advantages. Designing a way forward Designing - the first word of this post's title and the overall focus of this post!
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
    [Providers] Fostering a spirit of innovation: A necessity today.
    A very mundane event that HR usually organizes in all organizations in a bid to demonstrate their attempt at engaging employees, “providing” for fun at the workplace and other such piffling stuff that no one really takes seriously. Today’s management, if they wish to build a competitive edge, need to foster that spirit through strategies and actions that reward creativity, provides space for innovation, and does not enforce employees to become automatons.
  • SKYPREP  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [Providers] What are the Benefits of Using eLearning?
    Fill out this form to schedule a demo and we will provide you with a complete tour of SkyPrep. You probably already know the benefits of giving your employees the training they need to succeed. But you may not know how to coordinate it all. Or, even where to start. You may worry you can’t spare the time to get your staff all together for a group training or up-training session.
  • WALKME TRAINING STATION  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016
    [Providers] Keep Employees Protected With Safety Training Software
    Each of these programs was designed to provide companies with safety training solutions. In short, safety training programs exist to make sure that your organization provides legally-compliant safety training programs to all of its personnel. At the same time, they also provide root cause analysis and assessment tools that offer practical solutions to a wide range of problems.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2013
    [Providers] Most Workers Would Leave Their Job Due to Low Engagement
    If your team seems particularly stressed, organize a collective breather where you can provide snacks or a catered lunch. Six-in-10 workers in a recent survey said they would likely leave their current position if they were disengaged. Menlo Park, Calif. — July 16 A little motivation goes a long way, a new survey from OfficeTeam suggests. More than six-in-10 workers interviewed admitted it''s at least somewhat likely they would leave their current position if they felt disengaged.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013
    [Providers] Your Boss Asked You to Do What?
    Workers provided the following real-life examples of the most unusual requests they received from their bosses: • Boss asked employee to be prepared to delete all emails and computer files at a moment''s notice. Some workers feel assignments from the boss fall outside of their job description, according to a recent survey. And some are unusual. Chicago — April 11 What is the strangest thing your boss has asked you to do? Spy on senior management?
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
    [Providers] Preschool Investments Pay Off
    The paper was meant to sway the country’s business and government decision makers by demonstrating how greater commitment toward such programs can reap rewards for society: • Governments and taxpayers in the future would not have to pay as much for remedial and special education, criminal justice and welfare benefits if all 3- and 4-year-olds who live in poverty were provided access to a high-quality early childhood program.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2012
    [Providers] Security Threats, Productivity Top Reasons for Social Media Bans
    19 A new survey released by software provider MySammy LLC explores the sentiments of human resource professionals on the topic of social media. Also, a separate study showed that 56 percent of job seekers would either not accept an offer or would find a way to circumvent policy if they encountered a firm that banned access to social media. Walnut, Calif. — Nov.
  • OPENSESAME  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010
    [Providers] 5 Kinds of Customer Service Training
    . Whether you are running a retail store, a financial institution, or a service agency, it is important for your company to provide excellent customer service. It can make or break your business. Investing in customer service training is the first step towards satisfying your customers’ requirements. Before you hire a training company though, it is first essential to identify the exact course you should offer. These will ensure that your investments are going in the right direction
  • COMMLAB INDIA  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016
    [Providers] Elements of Storyboards for Designing Interactive E-Learning
    A wide variety of activities can be provided. From desktops to mobiles, e-learning has come a long way and gained a lot of popularity. The foundation of any good e-learning course is a good storyboard. An e-learning storyboard is a document which combines instructions on using video, text, audio elements, still photos, graphics, and interactivities wherein the information in each of these mediums complements the main message.
  • PDG   |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016
    [Providers] Six Ways Talent Onboarding Drives Your Employee Brand
    While some jobs do require a great deal of education before people can be productive, learning can be even more effective if it’s provided in context, on the job. Whether you mean to or not, your organization has an Employment Brand. Your Employment Brand is a clear message to employees and potential employees about what your organization values and what the employee experience is like. Often a new employee’s exposure to the Employment Brand begins long before their first day.
  • PDG   |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016
    [Providers] Running Corporate Learning as a Business: Top Trends for 2016
    Supply chain is about how we acquire the goods and services we need to provide the goods and services we produce. Yeah, yeah, I know. Yet another “here’s what to expect in the New Year” post. The only thing more certain than hangovers and “this year I get in shape!” commitments is people coming out the woodwork to prognosticate the future. And tempting as it was to remain in the woodwork this year, after reading a few dozen “learning trends” posts, I felt there was something missing.
  • YARDSTICK  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2015
    [Providers] How do we make training stick?
    Job aids are tools that provide specific guidance for completing specific tasks. This article is Part 2 in the Evaluation Series. Read Part 1 here. I took a class in botany when I was in university. Today I remember exactly one thing from it, I’m allergic to mould, which happened to be what my final project was on. We all have those courses, the ones we took because we had to, or because we needed more credits.
  • YARDSTICK  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2015
    [Providers] Question Formats – Taking it Beyond Multiple Choice
    Online learning provides a plethora of assessment options for educators and instructional designers. We’ve all taken a multiple choice test at least once in our lives. That’s because multiple choice test questions are a useful and flexible assessment tool for a variety of educators. We ought to know – here at Yardstick, we’ve incorporated thousands of multiple choice questions into our eLearning courses.
  • EJ4 ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [Providers] 5 Simple Tips For Creating Unforgettable Training Content
    Provide an easy metaphor. A training program can only be considered effective if employees apply the new behaviors or skills they’ve learned in the workplace. Studies have found that up to 90% of new skills are lost within a year and so, by that benchmark, a lot of corporate training is ineffective. Highly successful programs do exist though.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2008
    [Providers] TCC08: Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible
    Issue isn’t just whether students have access, but whether the communication is actually as effective as that provided to others. Provide the script for narrated presentations & podcasts. Making Distance Learning Courses Accessible to Students with Disabilities. Presenters: Adam Tanners, Doctoral Student in Exceptionalities, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI. Kavita Rao, Educational Technology Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu HI.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Providers] A “T” shaped professional development plan
    Leave space for Serendipity… I like to just find things that are interesting, and of course working freelance means that each new client and industry I engage with provides me with new learning opportunities, so that keeps me on my toes. I think 2012 could be an interesting year for my pro-d. I’ts almost like that “T” shaped skills from IDEO. The concept isn’t terribly new , but I think it’s useful, for me anyway.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
    [Providers] A “T” shaped professional development plan
    Leave space for Serendipity… I like to just find things that are interesting, and of course working freelance means that each new client and industry I engage with provides me with new learning opportunities, so that keeps me on my toes. I think 2012 could be an interesting year for my pro-d. I’ts almost like that “T” shaped skills from IDEO. The concept isn’t terribly new , but I think it’s useful, for me anyway.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Providers] A new challenge – designing a course to sell
    Will we provide a learning community to connect trainers from around the world together? One of my newest clients, a not-for-profit who has a great school-based program has asked me to lead the transition of the face-to-face training to an eLearning format. The program offers a mini-course each year for kids in several grades, beginning in the middle school years, which expands each year.
  • SPARK YOUR INTEREST  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2010
    [Providers] 21st Century Learning Strategies
    I’m developing workshops, helping clients craft strategies, providing context in a variety of ways to other clients/peers/readers around 21st century learning, which also goes by “social media in learning&# and “Web 2.0 I am working on several things which cluster around the theme of 21st century learning.
  • LEARNING VISIONS  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009
    [Providers] Market Differences in eLearning
    Oracle has Oracle University that provides services or graphics, editing and publishing to the other Business Units who need this for a price, but several times the BUs choose to have only IDs who would be required to create their own content, whether ILT, elearning, demos, etc using rapid development tools, to optimize the cost and get maximum output. I'm a fan of the number 42. So it seems significant that my post The Value of Instructional Designers just got its 42nd comment.
  • LEARNNOVATORS  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
    [Providers] LEARNNOVATORS PRESENTS BLOG SERIES ON GAMIFICATION BY KARL KAPP
    The goal of this series, comprising of five blog posts, is to establish a fundamental understanding about gamification, and to provide pointers on how it can be implemented within an organization. Chennai (India). Learnnovators, a leading e-learning company, has Karl Kapp writing a series of blog posts for them on gamification. Karl Kapp is one of the foremost experts and prominent ‘gurus’ on gamification, which is the application of game design techniques to non-game situations.
  • SOCIAL LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
    [Providers] The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For.
    When this happened to us recently, we turned to Vanilla Forums to provide the answer. Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS The Freemium Three: Three Free Tools That Will Work Wonders For Your Next Training Project.
  • ELEARNING BLENDER  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
    [Providers] Moodle 1.9 Multimedia
    It looks like this book provides a little of both by covering how to make the most effective use of multimedia in Moodle. A new book just arrived on my doorstep that I am excited about reading. Much of the reading I do about Moodle has to do with administration tasks I am struggling with so I am looking forward to learning some content development tricks from " Moodle 1.9 Multimedia " by João Pedro Soares Fernandes.
  • STICKY LEARNING  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2010
    [Providers] 'Virtual/actual' reality - WonderMart
    Following the instructions provided, I got myself a trolley, put my earphones in and pressed play. I could imagine real benefits in providing a new employee with an MP3 player and a recording then asking them to follow all the instructions as they move around their work site. We filter out most of the visual signals around us, the use of MP3 tracks allows you to direct the listener's (learner's) attention to what you want them to look at and then provide them with information.
  • MINDFLASH  |  TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2011
    [Providers] Management Skill Coaching Vs. Training: 4 Key Questions to Help Close the Gaps
    Group sessions, whether virtual or in-person, provide the added benefit of creating a network of peers facing similar situations who can consult each other and develop ongoing relationships. It’s not always easy to determine whether a management skill gap requires coaching or training. During the past few weeks I’ve been presented with a few situations that required review to identify the best approach. The following list of questions helps to make the determination: 1.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010
    [Providers] The New Social Learning by Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner
    For each, they provide vibrant examples, core concepts, recommendations, and ways to address criticism. Together, they provide the big picture and the practical guidance organizations need to take the next step in organizational development. Marcia Conner & Tony Bingham’s book The New Social Learning is, quite simply, a must-read if you are in either responsible for learning in, or running, a business.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008
    [Providers] Epistemology
    I think that, in this time of increasing change, growing information overload, shorter half-life of knowledge, etc, that the most useful information we can provide is how to be a better learner. So, don’t just look at the tools you provide, and your culture for learning, but also consider your learners and how they learn.
  • ID REFLECTIONS  |  MONDAY, MAY 10, 2010
    [Providers] Who are Instructional Designers? The existential dilemma.
    Business analysis with a focus on how providing training/performance support can impact the bottom line. Yes, they can provided they are willing to go through the steps. Apologies for a long post but it is one of those where I was internally debating and had to resolve this conflict with myself… 1. Post objectives: a. To gain personal clarity on the role of an ID in a business setting b. To pinpoint a few critical skill sets required of an ID 2.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009
    [Providers] Assessment Guru Hints at Trends Relevant to Learning Professionals
    Questionmark is the leading provider of assessment software according to a recent eLearning Guild study. Learning professionals (like me) can often gain insights about our industry from people in the field who have different vantage points than our own. I recently interviewed Eric Shepherd, CEO of Questionmark, to get a sense of our industry and how it has been affected by the bad economy.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2009
    [Providers] Will's Video: Job Aids -- Not Just Child's Play
    Video Overview: The following video provides an entertaining and, I hope, enlightening look at the humble job aid. Featuring: This is only the second video that I shot and edited. See how I did. . Allison Rossett, co-author of the book, Job Aids and Performance Support (with Lisa Schafer) is interviewed. . Worldwide public introduction to incredible new talent, the incomparable Alena. . Brewer the dog has cameo role. .
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2011
    [Providers] If in doubt, do it yourself
    Provide the book in the widest range of formats possible. Back in August, I wrote about weighing up the benefits of traditional book publishing. At that point I was starting on the last lap of development of my a book four years in the making entitled The New Learning Architect. I wanted to know which of the following options would work best when it came to publication: Go the traditional route and hand over the whole project to the professionals.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2005
    [Providers] The new IT training, part 3: Where next?
    The role of the IT trainer in this phase was to provide face-to-face support and to do plenty of hand-holding. A plea to IT user trainers in five thrilling instalments Hello again. You will remember that, back in part 1, I explained that IT user training is evolving through a number of phases. The priority in the first phase of IT user training was to help users to overcome their technophobia and to become comfortable with operating a personal computer.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2007
    [Providers] Rapid tools - good enough for me
    Each provides an opportunity for the enthusiastic amateur to reach an audience (however small or niche), express themselves creatively, deliver half-decent production values, all at minimal cost and and with minimal effort. Yes, another milestone. This one was really important to remember - my tenth wedding anniversary.
  • CLIVE ON LEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2007
    [Providers] Mystery and adventure in the Cotswolds
    or do I provide what help I could to a stranger who was clearly in distress. There was nothing much on last weekend so Sue and I decided to take ourselves off to the Cotswolds (which, for my international readers, is probably the most English of all areas of the UK, full of quaint villages with strange names like Upper Slaughter, and plenty of wannabe aristos with Range Rovers and green wellies).
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2008
    [Providers] Daily Bookmarks 07/19/2008
    For neuroscience to mean something to teachers, it must provide information beyond what is available without neuroscientific methods. Do Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners Need Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Instruction? Examines what cognitive science actually tells us about different learning styles and argues that the best answer is to choose the modality that best suits the content rather than adapting to the student.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2008
    [Providers] Daily Bookmarks 04/22/2008
    Case studies from several school districts provided. Making the Case for Quality. Resources and tools supporting continuous improvement techniques in K-16 education. tags: quality , continuousimprovement , education. Create Custom Characters for Your E-Learning Scenarios - The Rapid eLearning Blog. Tips on breaking apart and combining parts of clip art to create appropriate characters for e-learning, even if you aren’t artistic enough to draw them yourself.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2010
    [Providers] New Book: The Mobile Learning Edge
    First, it provides a solid foundation for truly understanding mobile learning – it’s unique characteristics. In true Gary Woodill form, it first provides a well-researched background on mobile learning which will inform you’re thinking as you proceed through the book. I’ve been reading Gary Woodill’s newest book The Mobile Learning Edge. This is an important book for a number of reasons.
  • JANET CLAREY  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2010
    [Providers] Elearning! Summit
    This session provides a formal platform for executives to share what works and why. Bring your questions and hear from real users and solution providers about these tools. From strategy, technology selection and deployment, this panel will provide you the roadmap to success. As I may have mentioned in the past, I’m now working as Technology Editor for Elearning! Magazine and Government Elearning! Magazine. We’re hosting an online summit on November 4, 2010.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013
    [Providers] ADP Launches Health Care Reform Website for Employers
    The new section of ADP’s website aims to provide information to employers related to health care reform through webinars and other online learning tools. — May 6 ADP, a provider of global human capital management services, has announced the launch of its new Health Care Reform section on ADP.com. Roseland, N.J. The section is designed to help employers more effectively plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • LEARNUPON  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017
    [Providers] We’re hiring! Technical Support Representative (Dublin)
    Provide technical support through email, phone, and webinars. We do our utmost to provide feedback where we can! LearnUpon is a cloud-based software company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with offices in Sydney, New York and Belgrade. LearnUpon is designed for organizations looking to distribute their courses and track their training quickly and easily at scale.
  • WILL AT WORK LEARNING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008
    [Providers] Copyright Laws, Lawrence Lessig on Terry Gross's Fresh Air
    Copyright laws strike me as having a fundamental effect on our democracy and economy, especially in the sense that (1) the free and accurate flow of information is necessary to enabling citizens to make informed decisions, and (2) as copyright laws help provide creators with a base livelihood that enables them to keep creating. Read the comments too, which provide some counter point to Lessigs' argument that free sharing has provided more benefits than harm.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [Providers] It Takes a Community
    Career-focused networks help develop skills, hone competencies, provide thought leadership and create productive relationships. Fostering communities of learning or practice plays a crucial role in creating the cooperative synergies and innovation that organizations depend on.
  • PROPROFS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013
    [Providers] Online test making software buyers guide
    Don’t ever go for a software which does not provide you a features checklist. Make sure that the software provides all the features that you would require to create a fully functional online test, whether it be to tests learners, create a market research or assess the knowledge of employees. There are different test making software providers out there such as SaaS, proprietary and open source.
  • THE E-LEARNING CURVE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2009
    [Providers] Open Source E-Learning Development 3: Open Office.org
    In my view, tools like DocBook XML and XMLmind XML Editor are excellent primary content creation and generation applications; they provide courseware developers with a familiar UI in which to create their content, while retaining the flexibility and interoperability of an XML-based structure. Sun’s OpenOffice.org is a collection of applications that provide the features expected from a modern office suite.
  • BREAKTHROUGH ELEARNING  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2010
    [Providers] Instructional Design Malpractice
    I recently came across an interesting online conversational podcast with Clark Quinn (Quinnovation) and Cammy Bean (Kineo) on the topic of "instructional design malpractice." Of course there is no such crime on the books, but perhaps there should be. The upshot of the admittedly tongue-in-cheek conversation was that there is too much boring eLearning out there that is overly long, overly detailed, and just not focused on what counts - namely, changing behaviour.
  • ADOBE CAPTIVATE  |  SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2010
    [Providers] Captivate 5 for University Educators
    The core issue will be expediting eLearning development with the complete toolset provided in Adobe eLearning Suite 2. This week’s eSeminar was chock full of solutions as we discussed ‘how to’ start developing eLearning based on the kind of face to face classroom content educators already have prepared for the courses they teach.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
    [Providers] Creating Your First Association eLearning Course
    For example, to support the “Identify…” objective, the content would describe the statement areas and what these items mean, and the assessment might provide a sample Profit and Loss statement that would require the learner to identify where a specific overage is. After selecting a learning management system (LMS), the next logical step for an association is to begin creating your course catalog.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2010
    [Providers] No Lecture Webinars
    They provide context, help relate it, get emotional involvement–but I’m not sure every story is a question on its own. If we don’t have good questions, the tools won’t provide context. These are my live blogged notes from the webinar How to Create No Lecture Webinars by Ray Jimenez , presented through Training Magazine Network. Awkward phrasing, grammar errors, and typos are mine errors, not Ray’s. My side comments in italics. Key Idea.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2009
    [Providers] 2009 Review
    If I was looking for evidence that live blogging during conferences and webinars provides value, I think this sums it up quite nicely. Subscribers are people who have decided my blog provides (at least some) long-term value to them. It’s time for that annual ritual of looking back at the year. Unlike last year , this year I’m actually reviewing before the new year starts. What did I do this year? A few things come to mind.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009
    [Providers] TCC09: Podcasting with Section 508
    This workshop will provide participants with new concepts and augment their skills to current guidelines on the accessibility of emerging technologies. Or just use something that provides it automatically–I wouldn’t want to mess with this regularly. Podcast logo. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My comments in italics. Presenters: Dr. John R. Kallis, California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chris Patti, California University of Pennsylvania.
  • EXPERIENCING ELEARNING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
    [Providers] TCC09 Keynote: Global Collaboration in the Web 2.0 World
    technologies now provide extraordinary opportunities for enhancing student learning. It will provide you with greater understanding of why educators are engaging in the projects while increasing your skills for empowering your students’ learning. Atlas, it's time for your bath. Liveblogged notes from the TCC online conference. My notes in italics. Presenter: Sue Waters. Summary: Web 2.0
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013
    [Providers] Study Reveals Best Practices for Sustaining Sales Training
    Effective companies provide more formal sales training and are more consistent with sales coaching, as opposed to the informal, ad-hoc training offered by ineffective companies, a new study suggests. Effective companies provide more formal sales training and are more consistent with sales coaching, as opposed to the informal, ad-hoc training offered by ineffective companies.
  • CLO MAGAZINE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2012
    [Providers] University of Phoenix Announces New Degree Concentration in Web Admin
    The new degree seeks to incorporate the industry-standard CIW Web Foundations Associate curriculum, provided through a new agreement with Certification Partners. University of Phoenix has worked with Certification Partners, a provider of vendor-neutral Web technology skills certification, since mid-2011 to develop the Web administration associate program.
  • WEB COURSEWORKS  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 2016
    [Providers] Performance Improvement Strategy: Webinar Digest
    The wearable technology gives constant feedback about your activity levels and performance and it provides rich analysis of the user’s data. This webinar was a team effort by Tagoras and Dr. Andy Hicken from Web Courseworks. In this Performance Improvement webinar, Andy kicks off the session by giving a list of key terms in the field of Performance Improvement. HPI – Human Performance Improvement. PI CME – Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010
    [Providers] A case for the LMS?
    I think that, before we completely abandon the LMS (and that’s not necessarily what they advocate), we should examine the key capabilities an LMS provides and determine whether that role can be taken up elsewhere or how it can manifest in the broader system. I see two key functions an LMS provides. Providing access to courses is a good thing, as there are situations where formal learning is the appropriate approach.
  • CLARK QUINN  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2009
    [Providers] Monday Broken ID Series: Perfect Practice
    I intend to provide insight into many ways much of instructional design fails, and some pointers to avoid the problems. Of course, we may need to have some intermediate tasks to develop their skills at an appropriate pace, providing scaffolding to simplify the task until it’s mastered. We can provide tasks with simplified data first, that don’t get complicated with other factors. Consequently, we need to provide specific feedback for that particular misconception.
  • JOITSKE HULSEBOSCH ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Providers] Switch for social media
    Provide crystal-clear direction about where to go (and where not to go) Motivate the elephant. I read the book Switch some time ago. Change management is definitely one of my favorite fields! Even though I am now not using the field as consciously as when I was guiding organisational change trajectories, I feel when I work on introducing social media I may apply it too and could improve. But maybe I already do it unconsciously based on my experiences.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010
    [Providers] Brainstorming for eLearning: Rules of Brainstorming
    Whatever the case, provide your team with a focus. By Shelley A. Gable. We know that some of the most effective training follows a problem-centered approach , engages learners , is abundant with practice and coaching, and simulates the work environment as closely as possible. Easier said than done, right? Let’s be honest – it’s challenging to create training like that (especially with the time constraints most of us work within!).
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 2010
    [Providers] Systems Training: Choose Your Own Adventure
    They wanted me to walk them through every step and provide play-by-play assistance when it was time to complete a practice activity. By Shelley A. Gable. What does ideal systems training look like? Much of the systems training I've encountered tends to follow this basic formula: Overview the computer program (e.g., uses, primary functions, etc.) Introduce basic navigation and main windows (with demonstration + practice) Perform specific tasks or procedures (with demonstration + practice).
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010
    [Providers] Are eLearning Standards Necessary?
    Standards provide a logical framework for the learner. By Jay Lambert. This question pops up now and again, particularly with those just starting to offer eLearning courses to their associates. As with most anything, arguments can potentially be made either way. But I typically argue that eLearning standards are necessary. Even the most cutting edge eLearning out there follows a standard, even if it's a totally new one.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2009
    [Providers] 4 Tips to help your training feel "Alive"
    Many popular authoring tools like Lectora and Captivate provide good transitioning options. by Jonathan Shoaf. I'm sure you've seen the advertisements for the new Motorola Droid phones. The makers of the phone have gone through a lot of effort to make the phone appear alive and intelligent. One of the things they do is place a pulsating eye on the phone on start up with a voice that says "Droid". The phone gives you feedback everytime you receive a text message or e-mail.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009
    [Providers] 3 Benefits to Using YouTube in your E-Learning
    Also, there is a service called PlayOn you can easily install on a PC to wirelessly stream YouTube (among many other Internet video providers) to a variety of devices including the Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. YouTube is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. Well, maybe that's not a good description of YouTube. It's more like the wild west of video. You have to be careful where you go and sometimes you find something completely unexpected.
  • INTEGRATED LEARNINGS  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2009
    [Providers] Will eLearning Work For You?
    An eLearning lesson could introduce the basic mechanics of writing style and formatting, while a facilitator-led method might be more appropriate for eliciting performance and providing detailed feedback. By Shelley A. Gable. Many organizations are converting pieces of their classroom training into eLearning modules. While there are a lot of advantages to eLearning - reduced delivery costs, on-demand availability regardless of time and location, consistent delivery, etc.
  • ASSOCIATION ELEARNING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Providers] Ask The Experts: Deirdre Reid
    Reid: I think the main issue hasn’t differed from five years ago, and that’s really providing value and being relevant. And I think that’s a bigger challenge to associations to identify, “What are those skills and how can we provide that?” Like, you’re saying that too, they’re in the education business as well: educating members on industry changing, personal development, providing opportunities for growth.
  • ELEARNING 24-7  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Providers] May Edition: E-Learning News and Notes
    The EL247 provides capabilities specifically for mobile devices and folks on the go. Tributes are meant to be something special. A way to recognize the past of someone or something. In this month’s issue, my tribute is to the 80′s a time where the Net wasn’t around, ILT was the dominant force, CBT was up and coming and WBT was just a dream. Eye of the Tiger. What’s the best way to add components to your product?
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2013
    [Providers] GBL Picks, Part 5: Curated Game Based Learning Resources
    Another great example provided in the article is Hideki Narematsu, the human resources manager for McDonald’s in Japan, who uses games to train new hires and he says it cuts new-hire training time in half. The Knowledge Guru team is obviously very interested in the future of game based learning, and right now that future is bright. But not everyone is as informed about the industry. We are setting out to change that.
  • KNOWLEDGE GURU  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 2013
    [Providers] GBL Picks, Part 2: Curated Game Based Learning Resources
    “The gamification principles strengthening Blitz stem from the basis that time-constrained thinking sessions provide a game with minimal rule-based stipulations but plenty of play.” The Knowledge Guru team is obviously very interested in the future of game based learning, and right now that future is bright. But not everyone is as informed about the industry. We are setting out to change that.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
    [Providers] 4 Corporate Training Program Mistakes Trainers Should Avoid
    If a company, brand or institution wants useful employees, they would probably have to provide employee training in some form or the other. Training can either be used to polish up existing employees to get them used to a new system, policy or procedure, or to induct new employees into the fold and make sure they can follow the mission of their new workplace. However, training programs, including corporate ones, have their failure rates as well.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017
    [Providers] A List Of 3 Pros and Cons of MOOCs!
    The thought of people in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and America attending the same class at the same time while still in their respective countries could bring a whole new dynamic to a class, provided that a certain level of interaction could be included. MOOCs are the abbreviation of Massive Open Online Courses, a concept that is being considered by institutes of higher learning.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2017
    [Providers] Is the Blockchain Revolution Real
    CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. Let’s discuss one of the most debated questions regarding blockchain technology in this article, i.e., is the blockchain revolution real or just a hyped phenomenon? Yourtrainingedge.com [1] has previously discussed in great deal the increasing penetration and potential of block chain in different industries, however, the question about its significance is still there in many minds. Is blockchain everything it is expected to be?
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2016
    [Providers] Can Blockchain Solutions Over-reach
    CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. There has been much coverage seen in the technology press nowadays about the recent emerging technology, generating huge interest in various industries: block chain and its ecosystem.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016
    [Providers] How Blockchain is Changing Legal Services
    CapitalWave provides online courses about Blockchain. Most people are now aware of Bitcoin, the modern electronic currency operating outside the conventional auspices of state control. However, only few of the people are aware of the technology of block chain underlying, which has a huge potential to revolutionize the provision of legal services, regulatory enforcement and compliance.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016
    [Providers] Using a MOOC for HiPo Training
    Using the underlying principle of MOOCs named “flipping classroom”, which means that most of the learning occurs not with the instructor teaching the students but by providing students an access to course material and making them probing, discussing and debating issues with their peers and instructors. In this article, I am just going to be learner oriented, especially those having superior training needs and targets.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
    [Providers] Are simulations changing the role for Learning & Development
    It provides a realistic estimation of the business temperament and develops interaction that enable participants to experience their role in developing outcomes. Learning and development has been passing through rapid advancements taking place in terms of technology and the learning methods arising out of it. At yourtrainingedge.com [1] , you can expect to explore a number of methods in this regard, backed by latest technological innovations.
  • YOUR TRAINING EDGE  |  SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016
    [Providers] Binge Training
    The dominant structure of the physical content design and transmission that has been use since last 100 years, is being provided as increasingly more costly and less effective when compared with the modern alternatives. If you have gone through few of my previous posts, you must have an idea of how rampage and competitive is the training industry going nowadays.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
    [Providers] Different Types of Educational Simulations and What They Teach
    Here is a table from Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning (shown below) that describes several different types of simulations, provides examples and indicates the type of knowledge generally taught with that type of simulation. Type Definition Knowledge Taught Physical Procedures Simulator A simulated object, piece of equipment or machine. It works and functions like the actual physical device.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010
    [Providers] Exclusive: RWD and ProtonMedia Form Partnership
    RWD and their focus on human and operational performance improvement solutions is partnering with the 3D virtual learning and collaboration company, Protonmedia, to create an engaging and exciting solution that will provide their clients with a rich, 3D environment to encourage collaboration, innovation and foster learning. Here at the ASTD international conference , you can learning a lot just by listening and talking to folks.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2009
    [Providers] E-Learning Seen as Bright Spot in Training Industry
    E-learning is being seen as a way of providing training to employees even though it is cost prohibitive for the large gatherings of employees to get together for training because of travel related costs. As recently announced by Bersin & Associates , in the United States, corporate learning and development (L&D) expenditures dropped by more than 11 % in 2008. It seems likely that the cuts are will continue in 2009.
  • KAPP NOTES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2006
    [Providers] Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog
    The article, Learning to Blog, Blogging to Learn , describes how a formal structure can facilitate informal learning and provides guidelines to any person who is suddenly asked to "blog" their expertise. There is an interest question on the Learning Circuits blog that asks whether or not it is appropriate to write a book about informal learning. The argument goes "if informal learning is so important, why use a formal structure, like a book, to describe its value?"
  • KAPP NOTES  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2006
    [Providers] RFPs and Proposals: LMS/LCMS Selection Templates
    The document, LMS Selection Template , provides several templates to help you develop a consistent approach to your LMS or LCMS selection process from the RFP outline to checklists for evaluating vendor demonstrations. The selection of a Learning Management and/or a Learning Content Management System is an important decision for any organization. Unfortunately, there are not many playbooks for this process. However, here is one that is very helpful.
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