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).
by Nic Laycock
Macs and iPhones in poverty-stricken, remote and deprived communities in Africa? You must be joking! But that is exactly what iSchool Africa is achieving—putting high-end hardware and all the associated apps into schools. Read this story and you will feel good the rest of the day.
by News Editor
Talent management systems and cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) are integrating the “Four Pillars” of Human Capital Management (HCM)—recruitment, performance management, learning and development, and compensation management. These changes are important to eLearning. This recent significant acquisition makes eLearning initiatives simpler, and indicates the direction HCM is going.
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.
by News Editor
An independent survey reveals that over half of global HR leaders feel overwhelmed by organizational complexity. Executives say they are not fully confident in dealing with increasing decision-making complexities, compliance, and legislation, and with the emergence of new technologies. The effects are important for professionals in eLearning and talent management to understand.
How can your organization improve quality, increase efficiency, consistently achieve goals, and find out the strategic value of those accomplishments? Effective evaluation is the key. Here are some important ideas on an approach that makes evaluation more feasible and enables it to produce quality, efficiency, results, and value!
by Karl Kapp
In spite of a robust store-level safety and loss prevention awareness program, employees were not retaining or operationalizing the learning. With over 19,000 employees undergoing the training, it was becoming important for Pep Boys to find a way to make the learning stick over a longer period. The answer may surprise you: games. Read about how they did it.
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.
Performance support—simple tools that guide and support people as they carry out tasks—is an effective, low-cost complement to instruction. Here are five quick points that you can use as the basis for your “elevator speech” that explains the concept to your colleagues and stakeholders, and three valuable resources that will help you implement the concept.