The relationship between technology and the ways we learn and work is changing. As designers, we have the opportunity to take advantage of this through informal learning and gain many benefits. Here are some points to consider.
As a designer, you want to “get to Yes” when it comes to project approval, but often “No” pops up in its place. Often the reason is budget. Would you like to know what to do about this? Read this column!
by Jane Bozarth
Trainers and instructional designers have professional development needs too! Social media tools can be as powerful for solving your information and skill needs as they are for your learners’ needs. Here is the way to develop your own Personal Learning Network. It’s simple, and it’s free!
by Bill Brandon
The closing day of Learning Solutions 2011 was as full of opportunities to learn as the other two days of the conference. Those who did not have to leave early to catch a flight home were rewarded with an inspiring closing keynote.
by Bill Brandon
The Learning Solutions Conference and Expo 2011 opened today in Orlando, Florida, with a record number of participants in attendance. Here’s a quick look, including photos, at the pre-conference events and the opening morning.
Badges, those little icons so loved by gamers, have some surprising uses in e-Learning. These uses go beyond providing superficial rewards, including improving recall, increasing motivation, and supporting social interaction. Here’s what we’re learning about this element of gamification.
Many instructional designers and training managers believe that Twitter is not a useful channel for learning. However, it is where many of your learners spend a lot of time, and it offers some often-overlooked features that can serve as effective delivery vehicles. Terrence shows you how, and offers a demonstration.
The enormous and growing numbers of Facebook users create an opportunity for e-Learning. The Facebook Developer API allows you to change Facebook's functionality from a Content Management System (CMS) to a Learning Management System (LMS). Here's how to bend Facebook to your will!
by Ryan Tracey
Informal learning today is a lot like the old saying about the weather: everybody talks about it, but nobody knows what to do about it. Here’s an approach to creation of an environment that will support both formal and informal processes.
by Nemo Chu
Strategy is the key to successful implementation of social learning, but not all strategies are created equal. This one-item checklist offers a simple test that will help you identify the best place to roll out social learning in your organization, and the places not to launch it.