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Thinking About Learning

  • Long live the LMS
    No, really! As with most things that have utility, people find issue with using them preferring other ways of going about life. Don’t want to carry cash? No problem seeing most people can use contactless to pretty much do everything they need. Does…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 11:04am -
  • Straw man arguments in L&D
    A short post today. One of the things that really rile me up is when L&Ders themselves present straw man arguments about L&D theories / models when they haven’t taken the time to understand the original piece properly. It happens in political rheto…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 9:12pm -
  • Does the L&D world really need another programme?
    For those of you who’ve been following my recent activity, you’ll know that I’ve launched a programme called Modern Learning Leader. I wrote a recent post on how I got to making the event happen. The webinars start on Monday, and the Slack chan…
    - 31 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 11:32am -

OpenSesame Blog

  • Which is the Better Certification: CAPM or PMP and What is the Difference?
    One of the typical questions both new and experienced project managers have is whether they should take PMP or CAPM exams. These certifications are quite costly (up to $450 for some of them) and have takers answer many tough questions regarding proje…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 5:24pm -
  • Top Three Questions to Ask Before Setting up Your L&D Program
    1. Based on your organization’s goals, what skills are needed?Align training with organization goals to establish a successful learning program. According to a Brandon Hall group study, 70% of companies that tie training to goals see an increase i…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 5:43pm -
  • Microsoft Excel: Easier to Learn Than Ever Before
    Fluency in Microsoft Excel is one of the most valuable soft-skills in any professional’s life. Excel’s broad applicability and user-friendly interface make it so it can be utilized by the masses for a vast number of tasks, from simple data entry…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 8:16pm -


  • 3 E’s of Learning: why Engagement
    When you’re creating learning experiences, you want to worry about the outcomes, but there’s more to it than that.  I think there are 3 major components for learning as a practical matter, and I lump these under the E’s: Effectiveness, Efficie…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:07pm -
  • Innovative Work Spaces
    I recently read that Apple’s new office plan is receiving bad press. This surprises me, given that Apple usually has their handle on the latest in ideas.  Yet, upon investigation, it’s clear that they appear to not be particularly innovative in…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 3:09pm -
  • Simulations versus games
    At the recent Realities 360 conference, I saw some confusion about the difference between a simulation and a game. And while I made some important distinctions in my book on the topic, I realize that it’s possible that it’s time to revisit them.…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Aug 17, 3:04pm -

Charles Jennings Workplace Performance

  • Learning in the Collaboration Age
    (Repost and update from August 2014)Many may not have noticed it at the time, but the world of learning changed in 1990.In November of that year British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee together with his Belgian colleague Robert Cailliau proposed a…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:54am -
  • 70-20-10: Origin, Research, Purpose
    This is a re-post of an article by Cal Wick of Fort Hill. The original is on the 70-20 Blog site. There are a few observations from me at the bottom.  (first published August 2016).Calhoun Wick Cal is deeply experienced and knowledgeable in the area…
    - 41 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 10:20am -
  • Jay Cross Memorial Award - 2017
    The Internet Time Alliance Jay Cross Memorial Award is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Real Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace an…
    - 45 days ago, 5 Jul 17, 5:01pm -

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development Blog

  • EdCast Presents the Future Learning 2020 Summit - Silicon Valley - August 23rd and 24th
    I'd like to personally invite you to attend EdCast's 3rd Annual Future Learning 2020 Summit taking place August 23-24 in Silicon Valley.Many of the most well-respected names in the corporate training, learning, and development will be there to di…
    - 55 days ago, 26 Jun 17, 4:29am -
  • Brent Schlenker Joins EdCast!
    The Big Story!I am officially part of team EdCast. If you missed it, I left Litmos a couple months ago. After a few weeks of soul searching and many many conversations with mentors, colleagues, and friends, I decided a new adventure on the cutting ed…
    - 10 May 17, 10:50pm -
  • TLDChat - Video Friday - Guest Brian Fanzo talks Live Streaming
    Welcome to #TLDChat!Today we are talking with the amazing Brian Fanzo, aka @iSocialFanz !You can view it here or click the video screen below and login at for the event. Be sure to get updates on future #TLDChat guest by signing up for…
    - 6 Apr 17, 11:57pm -

eLearning Technology

  • Micro-Learning Myth or Must
    This week on eLearning Learning, the top two articles were funny to see side-by-side: You can find them on the Weekly Edition.  Both articles may be interesting to read, but it also highlights how hot Micro-Learning is right now.  Lot’s more con…
    - 18 May 15, 11:40pm -
  • How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior
    I mentioned in my post Online Systems for Behavior Change that I'm working on a very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts.  But we want to do even better and so we a…
    - 26 Nov 12, 5:51pm -
  • eLearning Conferences 2013
    Clayton R. Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012, eLearning Conferences 2011, eLearning Conferences 2010, eLearning Conferences 2009. You can contact him at: crwr7…
    - 14 Nov 12, 12:56am -

Will at Work Learning

  • Another Reason to Learn About Performance-Focused Smile Sheets
    This has been a great year for the Performance-Focused Smile Sheet approach. Not only did the book, Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A Radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form, win a prestigious Award of Excellence from the International Society o…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 8:38pm -
  • Using Performance-Focused Smile Sheet Questions -- Even One!
    Mark Jenkins, a long-time technical trainer and forward-thinking learning professional, now providing concierge service on learning technologies, audio-video, and OneNote at inforivers, recently used a performance-focused smile-sheet question at the…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 7:26pm -
  • Major Research Review on eLearning Effectiveness
    Is elearning effective? As effective as classroom instruction -- more or less effective? What about blended learning -- when elearning and classroom learning are combined? These critical questions have now been answered and are available in the resea…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Aug 17, 8:44pm -