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CEdMA-Europe Members' Newsletter - January 2014

 

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.

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Recent Articles from the Education and Training Press

 
 


News


Worldwide Training Industry News (Dec 13)
Abstract News ©2013 Information Inc

IT Training Press Releases (Dec 13)
©2013 Training Press Releases

Industry News Headlines from CLOmedia (Dec 13)
©2013 Media Tec Publishing

E-learning Market Update (Dec 13)
©2013 City and Guilds Group

Tech Headlines for December 2013 (Dec 13)
Tech headlines for December 2013 include: Saba Study Shows Two-Thirds of Companies Are Using Social Learning Technology, Google Books Ruled Fair Use, Learning Insights 2013 Released, Voted Most Trusted in Cloud Hosting, New Hope for Abandoned Open Source Projects. Learning Circuits, ©2013 ASTD

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Reviews and Current Trends

Key Trends for 2014 - Shifting to Business-Centric Learning (Dec 13)
There has been a monumental shift in how leaders approach learning, with the focus on strategic alignment. Training Industry Magazine ©2013 Training Industry Inc

Training Trends Review (Dec 13)
This webcast reviewed trends that are taking learning out of the classroom, the changing roles of learning professionals, and called some popular practices into question. ASTD Webinar, Dec 18, 2013

Learning 2014 - Mobile and Social Opportunities (Jan 14)
Budgets look promising for the new year, and many CLOs suggest mobile and social learning technology will have a great effect on organizations, says Cushing Anderson. Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

IDC MarketScape Worldwide IT Education and Training (Jan 13)
This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the market. This study assesses key technology vendors participating in the information technology (IT) education market as a line of business (LOB) to support the sale of their technologies. As one would expect of market leaders, overall, these vendors performed very well on this assessment and continue to improve their offerings. ©2013 IDC

Learning at the speed of need - 10 trends for 2014 (Dec 13) plus charts and chat; report plus article
City & Guilds Kineo has compiled an annual Learning Insights report in collaboration with e.learning Age. Over 20 learning leaders in major companies including Vodafone, Barclays, BBC, Sony, Boots, Network Rail and many more were interviewed as part of this research. The results set out 10 trends you can’t afford to ignore. This webinar explored the 10 trends and what they mean for you in practice; what high empathy means in learning; how Google can change your learning approach; and your 2014 To Do list for Learning Technology. Learning and Skills Group Webinar, Dec 19, 2013

A Closer Look - Myths versus Reality in Training (Dec 13)
A roundup of popular assumptions challenged by new information. T+D, ©2013 ASTD

In Praise of Memory (Dec 13)
If we misrepresent human memory...we do so at a cost, says Donald H Taylor. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

Talent Hotspots (Dec 13)
Geographical concentrations of talent can be a boon for L&D, says Ara Ohanian. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

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Training Manager/Director Development

Women, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence (Dec 13)
Women leaders are a minority. Learning leaders can help close gender gaps by developing leadership talent. Training Industry Magazine ©2013 Training Industry Inc

Big Learning Data (Jan 14)
Big learning data can lead to greater personalization of learning, says Elliott Masie. Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

The uncharted territory of big learning data (Dec 13)
Applying big data in the training and development field is a method that will soon make its mark on the industry, says Elliott Masie. T+D, ©2013 ASTD

What is Big Data and How will it Affect You (Dec 13)
Andrew Lambert’s research and insight into HR and Learning will help to prepare you and your organisation in the best way to apply Big Data. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

Engage the BME in Learning Design (Jan 14)
Subject matter experts are no longer enough to affect performance, says Bob Mosher.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

Curse of Knowledge - Working with Subject Matter Experts (Dec 13)
In this three-part series, Robin Hoyle first identifies the pitfalls of working with Subject Matter Experts, then explains what ‘good’ looks like…and how to achieve it, and finally establishes the ground rules for a fruitful working partnership between learning designers and those with an interest in improving workforce tools online. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

What Kids Can Teach Us about Professional Training (Nov 18)
Adopting trends from the academic sector has the potential to improve professional learning and development.
©2013 Training Industry Inc

Learning to be a CLO (Jan 14)
Penn’s doctoral program is at the forefront of CLO education, says Brandon Hall.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

Meeting Today's Learning Consumers where they are (Dec 13)
We should be incorporating consumer behaviors into L&D offerings. Training Industry Magazine
©2013 Training Industry Inc

Driving Learner Engagement (Dec 13)
Steve Fiehl shares some top tips and tricks to boost learner engagement. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

Facilitating Change (Dec 13)
Providing performance support in the workflow is an effective means to developing high performance. Training Industry Magazine
©2013 Training Industry Inc

The Business Leader's Bottom Line - Aligning Learning with Organizational Needs (Dec 13)
To gain buy-in from business leaders, workplace learning must translate into sustained business performance. Training Industry Magazine
©2013 Training Industry Inc

Open Source or Proprietary - What Every Buyer Needs to Know (Dec 13)
The procurement process is inherently flawed in favour of proprietary learning technologies solutions, says Richard Wyles. Here, he shows how to redress the balance. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

A Learning Platform Just for You (Dec 13)
How on earth can an off-the-shelf learning platform possibly meet your unique needs? Truth is, it can’t. But don’t rule them out, says Mark Aberdour. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

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Selling and Marketing Education

How to Promote Your Online Learning (Dec 13)
Put yourself in your learner’s shoes and follow Catherine de Salvo’s no-nonsense guide to promoting your online learning. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

The Consumerisation of Learning (Oct 13)
Our personal media consumption alters our expectation of digital media in the workplace. Here, in Part One of a two-part feature, Cheryl Clemons outlines the impact on learning.
Learners as Consumers (Nov 13)
In a follow-up to last month’s article on the Consumerisation of Learning, Cheryl Clemons defines five business-to-consumer marketing strategies to improve engagement.
Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

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Learning Methods and Media

The Reskilling of Design (Dec 13)
Emerging technologies have the potential to transform training and create a new standard for design. Training Industry Magazine ©2013 Training Industry Inc

Responsive Design and Learning Solutions (Dec 13)
Learners expect to access training anytime and anywhere, driving the need for responsive design. Training Industry Magazine
©2013 Training Industry Inc

Visual Design for the Rest of Us (Dec 13)
Do you think quality visual design only can be achieved by creative professionals? Think again. T+D, ©2013 ASTD

Nothing is Written (Nov 13)
Organisations must restore a sense of adventure to learning, or growth will be elusive. In Part One, Johnnie Moore adds an element of shared peril. In part 2, he  advocates experimentation and risk taking. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

(Comed)e-Learning (Dec 13)
Inside Learning Technologies & Skills caught up with actor, writer and comedian David Schneider who explains why laughter could be the next big thing in learning. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

Implementing Tablets for Learning (Dec 13) plus charts and chat
A thorough understanding of tablets as media consumption and learning devices, the importance of getting eLearning on tablets and finally the right way to go about it are some of the important factors that can help organizations in adopting eLearning on tablets and benefiting from them. This webinar covered how tablet use is exploding and why it matters; why eLearning on tablets is different; making best use of tablets for great eLearning; tablet-based eLearning – tips for successful implementation; and design consideration. Learning and Skills Group Webinar, Dec 19, 2013

Mobile Learning in Practice (Dec 13) plus charts
Imogen Casebourne of Epic looked at some real world examples of how organisations are deploying mobile learning today, an opportunity to look at several different approaches and compare them to what is happening within your own organisation. The examples look at just-in-time learning; games-based learning; multi-device e-learning courses; and on-the-job product training. Learning and Skills Group Webinar, Dec 5, 2013

Five Characteristics of Effective Mobile Learning (Dec 13)
Mobile learning delivers the benefits of e-learning to previously out of reach users, but which system is best? David Borkin explains how to select an effective solution. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

Giving Learning the Edge (Dec 13)
Steve Wheeler says smart mobiles and disruptive innovation are giving learning the edge. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

Gamification - Transforming the Education Services Experience (Dec 13) plus charts
James Sonderegger of Juniper Networks shared his gamification practices to demonstrate their usefulness to an organization’s training initiatives. The webinar gave insights on proven effective methods of learning game app creation; identifying key elements for consideration when designing a learning game app; and describing common challenges to a learning app development project. Training Industry Webinar, Dec 17, 2013

A Brief History of Serious Games for Learning (Dec 13)
Clark Aldrich’s database is the IMDB of the educational simulation and serious game industry. Here he takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the learning. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

What Makes Serious Games Effective? (Nov 13)
Five questions to ask when evaluating learning games in the workplace. ©2013 Game On Learning

Practice Makes Perfect (Dec 13)
Simulation design and execution is enhanced through the use of scorecards, which add value both from the student’s and designer’s perspectives. T+D, ©2013 ASTD

Support Performance at the Five Moments of Need (Dec 13)
The most effective personal and collective performance requires a soup-to-nuts performance support solution. Bob Mosher and Dr Conrad Gottfredson explain. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

Here Come the MOOCs (Jan 14)
Massive open online courses have been labeled a potential disrupter to higher education. But how will MOOCs influence corporate learning?
Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

How to get your Workforce to Love your LMS (Dec 13)
Building emotional investment in learning platforms is the secret to changing behaviour. Toby Harris examines the ‘endowment effect’. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

How to Choose the Right Learning and Talent System (Dec 13)
With so many different variables to take into account, choosing the right learning and talent system can be a challenge. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

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Social Media for Learning

Leveraging technology for social learning (Nov 13) plus charts and chat
Brandon Hall Group Senior Analyst David Wentworth and Ian Baxter, Marketing Director, Saba Software discussed social learning and technology, and explored what a social learning technology environment looks like and means to your organisation. The webinar included the evolution of learning; the difference between social learning and social media; current trends in social learning technology; the possibilities of social and mobile; and examples of social learning environment. Learning and Skills Group Webinar, Nov 21, 2013

Employees Take the Reins of Learning (Jan 14)
When done well, peer-to-peer learning can heighten employees’ sense of loyalty, improve an organization’s overall culture and air out issues in a safe and constructive environment. Chief Learning Officer, ©2013 Media Tec Publishing

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Case Studies and Projects
No articles this month.

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Measuring Education Value

How to Set Up an Internal Training Evaluation Department (Dec 13)
In today’s value-driven L&D function, learning leaders need to measure and evaluate quality and impact. One approach is to establish a learning evaluation function. CLOmedia, ©2013 Media Tech Publishing

The Language of Measurement - When to Assess, Evaluate and Test (Dec 13)
While measurement provides valuable insights, identifying which method to use can be challenging. Training Industry Magazine ©2013 Training Industry Inc

Is Evaluation a Lost Art? (Dec 13)
Measuring changes in post-course performance and behaviour isn’t easy. Vaughan Waller steers you clear of the pitfalls. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

Measuring Talent Effectiveness (Dec 13)
John R Mattox II outlines a workable strategy to win the war for talent. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

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Processes/Managing Costs/Outsourcing
No articles this month.

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Skills Gap/Technical Certification

The Promise of Badges for Learning and Development (Dec 13)
Badges are emerging as an efficient method to showcase talent, promoting lifelong learning as a necessity. Training Industry Magazine ©2013 Training Industry Inc

Using Open Badges to Extract Meaning from Tin Can Experiences (Dec 13)
Jonathan Archibald shows how integrating Tin Can with Mozilla Open Badges standard can add meaning to the ever-growing pool of Tin Can learning experiences. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2013 CloserStill L&D

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Special Interest Groups

The Evolution of the Citrix Performance-based Testing Program - Successes, Challenges, and the Road Ahead plus charts

The concept of performance testing is ubiquitous. For many years now, performance testing has been employed in several areas where measuring hands-on skills is just as important as measuring conjectural knowledge. In the last decade, advancements in technology have accelerated the implementation of performance-based testing. Kpayah S P Tamba  provided a brief overview of the Citrix journey from knowledge-based testing to performance-based testing, covered key business drivers that led Citrix to pursuing performance testing, challenges faced along the way, successes, and the road ahead. Certification SIG, Dec 13, 2013

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And, Finally.....

 

 

 


The Mechanic and the Surgeon Story (perceptions, the devil is in the detail, the nature of big differences)

A heart surgeon took his car to his local garage for a regular service, where he usually exchanged a little friendly banter with the owner, a skilled but not especially wealthy mechanic.

 

"So tell me," says the mechanic, "I've been wondering about what we both do for a living, and how much more you get paid than me.."

 

"Yes?.." says the surgeon.

 

"Well look at this," says the mechanic, as he worked on a big complicated engine, "I check how it's running, open it up, fix the valves, and put it all back together so it works good as new.. We basically do the same job don't we? And yet you are paid ten times what I am - how do you explain that?"

 

The surgeon thought for a moment, and smiling gently, replied, "Try it with the engine running.."

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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
CEdMA-Europe
mike@dowsey.net

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