by Frank Nguyen
Timing is important. Even a brilliant idea, if launched at the wrong time, can take years to gain adoption and bear fruit. So it was with performance support. But now research is showing that the time is right, and here is a preview of some findings that the author will present at Performance Support Symposium 2013 (September 9 – 10 in Boston).
What does successful LMS implementation require? These projects can involve significant investments of time, money, and planning, and there is a proven process for success. This article completes the steps in the process that many organizations have followed for successful implementation efforts.
What does successful LMS implementation require? These projects can involve significant investments of time, money, and planning. In this series, you will find a complete outline of the steps in the process that many organizations have followed for successful implementation efforts.
Educators have a number of concerns about what it takes to make a MOOC successful. This, the second of two articles, addresses assessment and credentialing, copyright, and some key MOOC principles that will be useful to practitioners in any organizational context.
MOOCs have attracted considerable attention in the last two years. There is much confusion about the MOOC formats (there are two at present), the technology, and what it takes to make a MOOC successful. This, the first of two articles, addresses these issues in a way that will inform readers in higher education as well as those in other organizational contexts.
Video is a great resource for delivering content for learning, but it requires a lot of storage, and producing video that doesn’t have huge bandwidth requirements is another challenge. The combinations of ways to render video can be daunting. This article covers what you need to know about video compression, whether you are already using video or are just getting started!
Recognizing a shortfall of talent with robust HTML5 skills, Boston-based staffing firm Aquent created a massive open online course (MOOC) that attracted 10,000 participants last summer. Aquent has placed almost 200 of those individuals in new positions so far, and they’re building more MOOCs to better connect marketing and creative talent with employers.
by Bill Brandon
This year’s mLearnCon Conference & Expo provided a complete package for attendees, whether they were just exploring mobile learning or were already involved. But the biggest message came from those who are already leading this learning revolution: Mobile learning is here, it is working in many places, and it is changing the way we think about supporting learning and performance.
Developing a high degree of problem-solving skill is an important function of military training from the recruit level onward. The US Air Force Squadron Officer College engages students in collaborative, context-based problem-solving challenges in a virtual-world environment. This summary will be useful to any organization wishing to improve complex interpersonal skills in its leadership team.
Things don’t always work out the way the instructional designer expects. There may be organizational dysfunction that the needs assessment did not discover. Unanticipated constraints appear. Here’s the story of what happened on one project, and how the designer built a blended, technology-enabled solution that brought results far beyond what the sponsors expected.