CEdMA-Europe Members' Newsletter - January 2013


Welcome to the January edition of the CEdMA-Europe Members' Monthly Newsletter, which is sent to CEdMA Europe members and to European colleagues of CEdMA USA members.

As usual, you will learn about updates to our forthcoming programme of events, and there is the collection of recent articles whose content is consistent with the important topics that you our members voted to cover in our recent Conferences.

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Workshop on 22 Jan 2013, "Providing training for Channel (license) Partners"





The winter CEdMA Europe half-day Workshop will take place on Tue 22 Jan 1300-1700 UK time at Symantec in Green Park, Reading.

Providing training for Channel (license) Partners
led by

Jasmine Huxtable-Wright, Director of Education, Symantec

How does your business do this? What types of offering? What modalities?

Free, or fee? Jasmine will introduce and discuss alternatives and introduce a number of members who will describe their programmes. Breakout groups will discuss various aspects and choices to come up with a matrix for use in members' internal discussions.



1300   Coffee and Networking
1330   Introduction
Providing training for Channel (license) Partners - Jasmine

1400   Members' Programmes - Four Members
1500   Break and Networking
1530   Breakout groups
1630   Report back
1700   Close and Networking


Here is the printable agenda.


Please let Mike know if you or any of your colleagues will be attending, so that we can make sure we have enough seats, coffee, biscuits, and so on.


We shall send out joining instructions around 11 January.


I look forward to seeing you there!

Mike Dowsey, Executive Director,
on behalf of the Board of CEdMA Europe

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Events in 2013




In addition to the 22 Jan workshop, please put the following dates in your diary for 2013:

Tue 5 Mar, half-day Workshop


Wed 17 Apr – Thu 18 Apr, Conference


Tue 11 Jun, half-day Workshop


Wed 16 Oct – Thu 17 Oct, Conference


Tue 4 Dec, half-day Workshop

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Recent Articles from the Education and Training Press



Worldwide Training Industry News (Dec 12)
Abstract News ©2012 Information Inc

IT Training Press Releases (Dec 12)
©2012 Training Press Releases

Industry News Headlines from CLOmedia (Dec 12)
©2012 Media Tec Publishing

E-learning Review of 2012 (Dec 12) with referenced video
©2012 Kineo

Technology Trends for December 2012 (Dec 12)
Among the latest technology headlines for December 2012: City & Guilds Acquires Kineo, ADL and AICC Collaborate on the Experience API, Health Hazards of Tablet Use, Skillsoft Study Reveals Majority of UK Organizations Adopting Mobile Learning, Spending on Integrated Talent Management Systems to Reach $4 Billion.  Learning Technologies, ©2012 ASTD

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Reviews and Current Trends

Learning Executives Confidence Index 3Q12 (Oct 12)
This quarter revealed another decrease in positivity. In the third quarter of 2012, the LXCI was at its lowest point since Q4 2010, which had a score of 62.9. This shows that as the year approaches its end, executives’ sentiments remain wary. Despite a strong start to 2012, which began with a record high score of 67.3, confidence has fallen throughout the year.  ©2012 ASTD

The Tumultuous Year in Review (Dec 12)
What happened this year? Historians will see 2012 as the tipping point for eLearning tools. Joe Ganci reviews the past 366 days (goodbye, leap year) and the highlights in the world of design and development software.
Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2012 eLearning Guild

Key Trends for 2013 - Sustainability and the Changing Role of the Learning Leader (Dec 12)
The role of the learning leader is changing; assuming more responsibility and increasing the effectiveness of learning. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

Seven Trends, Predictions, and Resolutions for the New Year (Dec 12)
If you thought 2012 was an action-packed year, get ready for 2013, because it will be more of the same. Marc Rosenberg looks ahead to what he sees as the key trends, offers some advice about what you can do about them, and suggests where you should remember to learn more.
Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2012 eLearning Guild

What's Your Strategy for 2013 (Dec 12)
While 2012 went by quickly, it didn’t seem too complicated. We can’t count on being so lucky with 2013–it’s likely to present tricky challenges. It will be a good year to craft a mixed learning and support strategy for your organization.
Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2012 eLearning Guild

Training trends from 2012 to 2013 (Dec 12)
Chris May considers trends he has observed in the training sector in 2012 and suggests what the future holds. TrainingZONE, ©2012 Sift Media

What will 2013 bring for L&D? (Dec 12)
December is here, and of course that means it’s time for some future-gazing. Don Taylor gets the crystal ball out.
TrainingZONE, ©2012 Sift Media

2012 - The Modern Learning Organization - A Path Forward (Jun 12)

In the modern learning organization, the learning and development functions are mandated to enhance individual human capital and drive overall workforce performance in an effort to yield positive returns. HCM Advisory Group, ©2012 Media Tec Publishing

Transforming Learning into a Strategic Business Enabler (Oct 12)
What does it mean for learning to be a strategic enabler for the business?  This state of the industry study assessed alignment with the business, and how the learning function is perceived: as a cost center, a necessary but costly contributor to the business, or a strategic enabler. HCM Advisory Group,
©2012 Media Tec Publishing

Fast Track to the Future (Dec 12)
The 2012 IBM Tech Trends report, IBM Center for Applied Insights,
©2012 IBM

What is Changing in your Work World (Dec 12)
This survey report points out notable increases in work variety, unrealistic deadlines, and numerous work frustrations. One of the most interesting results is that managers are more satisfied with their jobs than non-managers, and the report points to a number of logical reasons for this result. ©2012 eLearning Guild

A Look at Learning's Future (Jan 13)
A slow but steady economic recovery is driving optimism toward learning investments, says IDC's Cushing Anderson.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

What you can expect in 2013 (Jan 13)
Apps, videos and more sophisticated blended learning and collaboration schemes are just a few of the learning trends to watch and implement in the next year.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

Special Report - A Marriage of Equals (Jan 13)
Talent leaders have to break down silos, collaborate and align employee development activities to maximize resources and deliver improved performance. Talent Management, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

Effective Global Learning Requires Cultural Intelligence (Dec 12)
A recent study finds that language, translations and cost, and technology infrastructure issues are common barriers for global learning programs. T+D,
©2012 ASTD

The New Role of 21st Century Training (Dec 12)
Technology supports and empowers learners. Here are five emerging roles to meet the demands of 21st century training. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

The Trending Trends (Dec 12)
Having the right information allows us to make wise choices. Tracking trends gives us this advantage. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

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Training Manager/Director Development

The Future of Mobile Learning (Jan 13)
Excitement about mobile is leading to hype, not readiness, says Elliott Masie.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

Go Slow, Quickly (Jan 13)
It’s time to get on the mobile bandwagon, says Brandon Hall.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

Prepare for the new Ecosystem (Jan 13)
It’s time to rethink how information is aggregated and used, says Bob Mosher.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

Learning Enables High Performance (Dec 12)
John Leutner of Xerox, discusses how building a culture of learning is a key differentiator. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

The Power of Reflection (Dec 12)
We tend to value our ability to look forward, yet reflection is one of the most effective learning tools. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

4 Generations - Managing the Mix (Dec 12)
With four generations in the workplace, adding options to your training is critical to meet the needs of all learners. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

Don't Let Training be a Waste of Time (Dec 12)
As learning professionals, it’s vital to develop solutions that allow employees to effectively perform on the job. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

The Most Valuable PowerPoint Feature you are not Using (Dec 12)
The best-kept secret of modern versions of PowerPoint? That’s a no-brainer, as I experience it almost every time I interact with users. It's the Selection and Visibility Pane. ©2012

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Selling and Marketing Education
No articles this month.

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Learning Methods and Media

Technology + Learning = Inspiration (Dec 12)
New technologies are changing the way learning and development staff interact with their learners. Embrace it. T+D, ©2012 ASTD

Engage Passive Learners (Jan 13)
Those who soak up information but do little with it are common. To initiate and sustain behavioral change, motivate these learners to engage with their learning environment in a deep and personal way. Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

Designing Learning for "When Things Change" (Dec 12)
People sometimes have to unlearn an old way of doing things and relearn a new way. This is one of the “Five Moments of Learning Need” for learning, but learning strategies often do not consider it. The result of this omission can be resistance to change. Here is a method that will help you succeed in the relearning situation.
Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2012 eLearning Guild

How to retrain for a second career (Jan 13)
When factored into learning design, understanding employees’ personalities and what motivates them at work can make it easier to retrain an individual.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

High-Definition Learning - A New Competitive Advantage (Dec 12)
As an innovative solution, high-definition learning offers a cost-effective, dynamic learning experience. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

Five Calls to Make When Developing a Mobile Learning Strategy (Sep 12)
Is now the time to take the plunge into mobile learning or should you wait for a more stable mobile landscape to emerge? It’s important for organizations to focus on some basic issues before making this important decision. ©2012 Skillsoft

LMS Switching Guide (Dec 12)
Scalability issues‚ outdated features‚ complicated GUI‚ lack of technical support from the vendor - are just a few of the many factors that can drive an organization to switch its current LMS to a new one. What could be the other possible reasons behind an LMS switch‚ and how to go about it in an effective way? Find answers to all such queries and more in this eBook. ©2012 Upside Learning

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Social Media for Learning

Improve Formal Learning with Social Media (Dec 12)
The argument for social media-based learning is clear: more reach, more depth, and more efficiency. The question now is: “How?” T+D, ©2012 ASTD

Amplified and Connected (Dec 12)
Social technology pushes us forward, together. T+D,
©2012 ASTD

Delivering on the Promise of Social Learning (Dec 12)
Saving time and money, social learning enables organizations to produce training at the speed of change. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

Social Media for Informal Learning (Dec 12)
Saul Carliner identifies five social media tools that you’re probably already familiar with that you can use to support informal learning in your organization, then describes six classes of specialized social media that have specific applications training and development practitioners can use to support their informal learning efforts, and finally identifies principles training and development professionals should consider when using social media for informal learning. ©2012 Saul Carliner

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Case Studies and Projects

Housing a Love for Learning (Jan 13)
David Birnbaum, Coldwell Banker’s vice president of learning, rediscovered his interest in education after years in research and development and has since transformed the company’s learning arm into a sales tool. Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

Back to Basics (Dec 12)
When the result of rapid design and repurposing didn’t meet its needs, an American Express team tasked with designing a team leader development program re-evaluated its strategy. T+D,
©2012 ASTD

5 Best Practices for Merger Training Programs (Dec 12)
After completing two mergers, Wells Fargo Advisors shares five well-learned lessons for a well-designed program. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

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Measuring Education Value

Mapping and Measuring Your Learning Strategy (Dec 12)
Learning is on management’s radar, but to sustain that focus, learning must prove it can deliver tangible value. Training Industry Quarterly Winter 2012/13, ©2012 Training Industry Inc

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Processes/Managing Costs/Outsourcing

Selecting a Digital Curation Tool (Dec 12)
Digital curation—filtering content from many online resources in a way that adds value through organization and tagging—is an increasingly important practice for workplace learning professionals. What tools are available to make digital curation a less labor-intensive practice, and how do you choose the right one? Here is a short guide to solving this puzzle. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2012 eLearning Guild

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On Demand Webinars

5 things you need to know to design an instructional game (Dec 12)
This webinar provides five practical guidelines you can use to design a game that results in valuable learning outcomes. What does it take to design a serious game? Which steps do you need to follow during the design process, and which steps are most critical for success? ASTD Webinar, 19 Dec 12

Preparing for 2013 - Four Trends to Catch and a Pitfall to Avoid (Dec 12) plus charts
Donald H. Taylor, Chairman, Learning and Performance Institute, discussed what's going to be hot in 2013, and what's best to avoid. With the business environment changing fast, are we doing enough in learning and development to adapt and provide? ASTD Webinar, 18 Dec 12

ASTD State of the Industry 2012 (Dec 12)
This webinar covered ASTD's 2012 State of the Industry Report. ASTD Webinar, 18 Dec 12

Trends That are Changing the Training and Development Profession (Dec 12)
Thanks in part to technology, and also to the global economy, the practice of training and development has changed more in the past 20 years than in the past 200. This webinar examined trends in mobile technology and social media, shifts in the practice of learning and development, and future roles for learning professionals in a connected global economy. ASTD Webinar, 11 Dec 12

What is the Real Scoop on Informal Learning? (Dec 12)
Saul Carliner discussed his research and experiences with informal learning; how informal learning leverages technical-communication, instructional-design, and coaching skills; and how organizations can leverage informal learning -especially the informal learning that's happening already and that most people don't know about, much less acknowledge. eLearning Guild Webinar, 11 Dec 12

My Enemy, My Friend - Playing Nicely With Infringing Websites To Improve Test Security (Nov 12)
This webinar covered how to ensure that your test content isn’t being shared, stolen, and sold online and unveiled four tips to help you keep your exam content from ending up in the wrong hands. Caveon Webinar, Nov 12

Adult Learning Principles in the Age of Social Media (Nov 12)
This webinar described examples of how to bring relevance, creativity, interaction and fun into online learning with social media. Training Magazine Network Webinar, 18 Nov 12

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Skills Gap/Technical Certification

Close Skills Gaps through Personalized Learning (Dec 12)
A competency-based, self-directed skills management system enables employees to create personalized learning plans to develop the skills necessary for achieving corporate goals.
T+D, ©2012 ASTD

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Special Interest Groups

Education that ships with the product (Dec 12) plus charts
When does it make sense? What form of education? Free or for a fee? Spencer Cutting and Kim Springston of PTC, and Rissella Weiss of IBM, demonstrated two approaches to embedded training. E-Learning and Virtual Classroom SIG, Dec 4

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And, Finally.....



The Jewels Story (enjoyment, fulfillment, possession, wealth, materialism, greed)

Once there was a very rich and greedy man. He loved and hoarded jewels.

One day a visitor asked to see them.

So the jewels were brought out, amid much expensive security, and the two men gazed at the wonderful stones.

As the visitor was leaving he said, "Thank you for sharing your jewels with me."

"I didn't give them to you," exclaimed the rich man, "They belong to me."

"Yes of course," replied the visitor, "And while we enjoyed the jewels just the same, the real difference between us is your trouble and expense of buying and protecting them."

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Feedback, please!


I would really like to get input from you, the readers.  Please give me your feedback and point me towards any article or source that you think the rest of the membership might enjoy. Thank you.

Mike Dowsey
Executive Director

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