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Five ingredients for compliance e-learning excellence

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What e-learning should be used for is providing realistic ways for learners to practice the desired behaviours and providing the minimum viable knowledge to do this.

Are confidentiality concerns holding back the e-learning industry?

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Showing a few screens of a module proves that the provider has not invented their client list and that the screens are demonstrating a variety of interactions, and well-designed menus but not much more.

Ice bucket learning

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In a corporate setting, when there is a target audience that needs to follow a new process, the typical response has been to provide new materials with detailed knowledge inputs (screen capture e-learning, instructions etc).

Curation 101

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Examples for inspiration (even though these are more complex than the basic level, these provide some practical examples of what is possible and provide stimulus that learners may use to set their own goals).

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

Mobile pitfall #4: Are you really compatible?

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Can you really trust all the assurances by the provider that the mobile content will be compatible? Many development tools claim that they produce learning content which will publish automatically to different models of mobile phone.

Is Enterprise search the answer to L&D’s interruption problem?

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Unless you can find what you need in 3 or 4 clicks via a portal, it will be faster to use a search term (provided it generates good results). How easy is it to find the information that you need for your job within your organisation? Probably a lot more difficult and frustrating than using a search engine to find public information…. My prediction for 2014 is that this is the year that smart organisations will take significant steps to narrow this gap in user experience.

How was your conference? How was the backchannel?

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However don’t assume that simply providing a conference hashtag will generate a thriving backchannel – it takes a level of confidence and practice for people to feel comfortable that their contributions are worth sharing. At #learning live last week Don Taylor invited us to think about what’s the biggest change that we’ve seen in our experience of L&D.

Pitfalls in mobile learning #1: Intimacy

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As new technologies emerge and then go mainstream, this provides L&D practitioners with new channels through which to connect with learners and enable them to improve performance. However on the way, some organisations will get in badly wrong. Step forward Havering Sixth Form College in Hornchurch. This Essex sixth form college has made into the papers for sending its A-level students “top revision tips” text messages. Click here for the full article.

Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business

This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture

What is social learning?

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For informal learning, L&D’s ideal role should be to empower people to interact with as little corporate intervention as possible (though it’s really tempting to get stuck in and then foul it up…); so provide enablers e.g. sensible social media usage policies, recommend technologies, and then leave people to it. Last week I attended #SLCONF , a conference on social learning.

12 tips for on-line facilitating glory

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Provide a back channel – expect that some people will be tweeting or texting. Is there a virtual space that you can provide which allows participants to interact…this means that they’re more likely stay on focus, or at least be discussing something that is linked to the subject matter of the webinar. I collared fellow ELN director Barry Sampson of Onlignment to speak at the Trainers & Developers Network last week. I’m very glad he did.

Once, twice, one thousand times a knowledge worker

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Gut feel is that this is about providing people with opportunities, access to great resources, motivation, structured progression and the habit of managing their own learning. Jay Cross has an interesting article in the December issue of the “Inside Learning Technologies” magazine about making business decisions and the use of business metrics. As I made the claim in Feb that 2009 would be the year of “ bad measurement ” this is a topic close to my heart.

Talking about my generation…effect

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My unscientifically tested belief, backed up by years of facilitating and instructional design experience, is that the more that you provide a variety of activities aimed at generating associations and meanings, the greater the impact of the learning intervention. In October’s TJ, Justin Collinge writes a thought-provoking article called “Are you m*ssing a tr*ck?”

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages. OTS curriculum, it’s fairly easy to provide training to individuals or groups whenever you. Seven Simple Secrets to.

21st century Learning Management Systems

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It will be interesting to see how the enterprise level LMS players manage to respond to both needs compared to the more nimble mid tier LMS providers. An interesting day at the eLearning Network on 25 Sept where the focus was Learning Management Systems. One of the themes was the way that websites that we consume in our leisure e.g. BBC, Amazon set expectations of functionality and look & feel for other web-based systems that we use. So what’s next in the LMS world?

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Content? or malcontent?

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” “What are the truly creative things that my e-learning provider can offer which make the high priority learning points a special experience?” Some two years ago I was blogging about the analogy that buying e-learning by the hour is nearly as absurd as trying to buy a fitted kitchen by the cubic metre. Would you expect to pay the same for a cubic metre of kitchen whether that cubic metre was the space next to the door or occupied with an aga?

Pedantic professional arguers not best for leading people businesses shocker!

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By decreasing the pre-eminence of legal knowhow, L&D practitioners can focus more on providing learning in the other people-related competencies, which they will typically feel more at home with. • It feels a long time ago since the Clementi review, but now the legal regulators have given tangible recognition that the best people to lead law practices might not be pedantic professional arguers.

Recognising strengths

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Hence we diligently asked participants in their introductions to include what their biggest work challenge was, with the intention that we might flex the course or provide coaching to address this. “If I knew then what I know now”, cheesy 80s lyrics courtesy of George Benson, but also the thought that was screaming across my head at the recent TDN event on Positive Psychology. For the full story on what Positive Psychology is see www.cappeu.org.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Live face to face: You may use a F2F training provider. Typically, the training provider will run anything from an afternoon session to a several day workshop, focusing on topics like coaching or managing performance. provide strong content and then sit back and hope.

Mind the gap: culture vs. good practice

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He cites the example of his firm providing International Financial Reporting Standards e-learning and how he’d like to approach it. “I We would then provide some topic based e-learning modules which would be relatively short and cross linked to enable them to be used as a resource afterwards. I sympathise with Vaughan’s dilemma – as an L&D professional, do you provide the best you can?

Are urban myths good enough?

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If I was to apply Pareto to my commute to work, I’d be concluding that when I walk to the station I cover 80% of the distance in 20% of time, that my cup of tea on the station provides me with 80% of the refreshment in the first 20% of gulps and that 80% of the passengers occupy 20% of the carriages on the train. If you read. ">TJ TJ diligently, you would have seen that I had a letter published in the December edition.

Managing for strengths at TDN

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Nicky has worked on assignments with clients in America, Argentina, Canada, Nigeria and Venezuela, providing her with a strong understanding of global L&D issues and cultural differences. On Friday 5th December you can take a breather from the general negativity that is surrounding us as the economic outlook continues to deteriorate.

TJ no longer has to be nice about e-learning

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In the meantime, most other e-learning providers will go out of business, meaning that organisations once more will have to turn to us trusty face to facers for all their learning interventions…and we all get to live happily ever after, without having to pay attention to any of those scary technological changes that others keep banging on about.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

this report provides you with a little. but has provided skills or knowledge that have actually. provide timely value for the business. to provide, and where, when and how can it be accessed? how to use the tools that’ll provide them. provide you with the answers.

e-learning best practice

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Richard will provide some insights into just how much fun you can get your learners to have and still make L&D look good. Wanting to get a good snapshot of e-learning industry best practice and what suppliers are doing in a handy day sized chunk? Look no further than the ELN showcase on 11 July. This will be the 4th one that I’ve been too and I’ve always found them to be thought provoking, a chance to meet interesting people and a good use of a day away from the office.

What Web 2.0 will do for you

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L&D’s role will be more to facilitate the process of self-managed learning rather than being the monopolistic provider of training courses. Last week at the Trainers & Developers Network , I led a series of activities and discussions about Web 2.0 and its impact on learning. A fascinating day. What did we conclude that you could expect to see over the next few years?

Advanced personal learning? Can we get solar power instead?

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Meanwhile some of the more innovative L&D functions are seeing themselves more as provides of methodology and skills rather than publishers of content. The National Academy of Engineering of the USA’s National Science Foundation, has released 14 “Great Challenges” , which includes a focus on “Advancing Personalized Learning” and others such as making solar power economical.

Is CPD a complete waste of time?

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Cost that is passed onto the client, which does not actually provide the assurance that the client might reasonably expect. The clout of the regulator provides sufficient urgency for CPD not to be put off indefinitely; Once the need for CPD is accepted as a given, L&D can focus on ensuring that development activities are as useful and interesting experience as possible; and.

Diversity is…err, too diverse?

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Diversity: a positive celebration of how the differences between people provide new ways of solving problems, understanding market needs and delivering higher quality client service. Provided these sub-groups can continue to work in a co-ordinated way, this seems to be a very sensible structure to help the firm make a difference in diversity.

Companies Act – time for some more “tick and bash”?

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With effect from 6 April 2008, the Companies Act 2006 introduces a number of measures that impact auditors: the criminal offence of “reckless auditing”; the requirement for auditors of quoted companies to provide a statement of circumstances in all cases of resignation; reporting on whether there are “adequate accounting records”; significant changes to the directors’ report; potential publication of terms of engagement; and.

E&Y offshores tax compliance: what does this mean to you?

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The UK is not providing enough graduates with the right skills- the education system is failing to provide enough graduates of correct calibre. The UK is simply not providing enough graduates with the right attitude to do dull tasks at start of their careers. Hiding stealthily in the August issue of Accountancy is a story stating that Ernst & Young have created 200 new graduate jobs in India for UK tax compliance work over the next 2 years.

Digital native or digital immigrant?

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As the people providing them with learning, we need to challenge our assumptions about how learners use technology – which methods need updating and which are constantly effective. Prensky’s metaphor of people being digital natives (intuitively understanding how recent technology works) or digital immigrants (needing support/ training in order to grasp new technology) seems wonderfully rich to me. Here’s an example from recent life.

Mergers a-go-go

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Although fees per partner are 5% up from last year over the UK’s top 60 accountancy firms, the European mergers imply that the UK firms may be struggling to think where further organic growth is coming from…and as Maister points out, growth is imperative to sustain the professional firm’s pyramid and provide enough opportunities for staff seeking promotion. July’s Accountancy magazine reports on a round table discussion between 6 lead partners of mid tier firms.

Top 3 Reasons for Replacing eLearning Providers

Upside Learning

eLearning eLearning Outsourcing eLearning Providers Replacing eLearning ProvidersThe latest Brandon Hall Report is a revelation for all who are interested in the eLearning outsourcing landscape. It breaks some myths that had so far clouded the path towards outsourcing, one of the popular one was that cost drives eLearning outsourcing. On the contrary the study found that quality, innovation, trust etc. play the […].

Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide

JPL Learning

They also provide medical rehabilitation services on a contract basis at nursing homes, assisted living and senior care centers, schools and worksites. The post Providing Education to Medical Facilities Nationwide appeared first on JPL Learning Solutions.