by Jane Bozarth
The story of the three princes of Serendip is more than an entertaining fable. It illustrates the limits of formal training, and the value of being able to learn something valuable from information that just came your way. You may not be looking for a lame, one-eyed camel that is missing a tooth and carrying an unusual cargo, but you might also learn something valuable from this column.
by Ian Huckabee
Performance support clearly benefits from technological change. Our new mobility creates demand for shorter content and personalized learning experiences and for support to fill gaps in that content. Can learning departments keep performance support integrated with training initiatives and support the huge range of learners’ devices? Here are some thoughts on meeting this challenge.
by Nic Laycock
Although IT departments have for years served as watchdogs over organizational cybersecurity, eLearning has often been relatively unconcerned with online safety and security, apart from passwords. However, in Europe this is changing, and it is also time for the rest of the world to take action. Here are some thoughts on this important area.
The cmi5 specification working group met April 15 & 16 to finalize a draft release of the cmi5 specification (an xAPI protocol providing the “use case” for xAPI in learning management systems) and set target dates for initial release. This news item summarizes the meeting and includes a link to the minutes of the meeting.
How would you make learning about property sales and loan securitization interesting and enjoyable? At Wyndham Vacation Ownership, the answer was to build a game. Because business development and financial skills are critical to the company, the game is an important part of the leadership development program, available to all associates. Here’s what a team at Wyndham built.
by Bill Brandon
Times change, and instructional methods change with them. One concept that instructional designers should become familiar with is that of the role of community in learning, and the necessity of learners feeling themselves involved in a community. A new book takes a strategic look at this approach and provides the necessary background you need to get started.
by Aisha Taylor
There are a few things that everyone engaged in the discussion of the numbers of women choosing STEM careers consistently get wrong. Here are four things that all of us—women and men alike—can do to be more inclusive and encourage women to enter and stay involved in STEM fields.
Even though we act like it’s been here forever, the Internet has only been of practical use for about 20 years. Nothing has changed our lives so much, so fast, as the Internet. Herewith a meditation on the bigger picture, beyond the online learning world, and some mind-blowing revelations.
As mobile devices, apps, and other new learning tools have become available, so has the demand for education to teach learning professionals how to use them. What should you know if you are interested in an online degree or certificate in instructional design? If you need more focused skill development, are there options that require less time and lower investment? Here are some answers!
The University of Michigan Health System’s Stroke Center team wanted a way to educate the public to recognize symptoms of a stroke and to get potential stroke victims to the emergency department quickly. A combination of the xAPI and tablets is providing a solution that they are now testing. Read about the Stroke Ready App in this spotlight!