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CEdMA-Europe Members' Newsletter - October 2014

 

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

14-15 Oct 2014 - CEdMA Europe Autumn Conference "What Customers Want - Social, Informal and 70:20:10?" at the Bristol City Centre Marriott. For attendance, contact your member main contact or mike@dowsey.net.

Oct 17, Certification SIG, "Badges: reliably recognizing professional achievements" - WebEx session number 790 655 871, password "Sig2014"

Oct 28, Metrics and Benchmarking SIG, ROI subject, details to follow - WebEx session number 794 544 439, password "Sig2014"

November 4 and 5, 2014 - CEdMA Fall Conference at the Babson Executive Conference Centre in Wellesley, MA - more information and register

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Recent Articles from the Education and Training Press

 
 


Reviews and Current Trends

Learning Trends & Challenges in 2014 (Sep 14)
Elliott Masie gave an update on Personalization, Compliance, Video in Learning, Learning Technology: Wearables, Apps and More, Social Learning, Gamification, 50 Plus, and Big Learning Data.
MASIE Center Webinar, Sep 23, 2014

New Report Analyzes E-Learning Markets in Europe and China (Aug 14)
The UK online learning technologies market, which is currently worth more than £560m a year is still the largest single online learning technologies market in Europe, according to Learning Light’s latest report, "A Review of the E-learning Market in Europe and Beyond, 2013/14," which analyzes the size and state of the online learning technologies markets in 20 European countries, as well as China. Global HRD Blog, ©2014 ATD

How to transform learning (Jul 14)
On 18th July, a group of L&D leaders from some of the world’s leading organisations joined LEO and Towards Maturity to identify how we can transform learning for a world demanding innovation.
Here’s what we found out. ©2014 Leo Learning

2014 SAP Training Survey (Jun 14)
This third annual independent survey for the SAP training space by 1230 SAP professionals who shared their opinions and experiences. ©2014 Michael Management Corporation

How the digital skills gap is killing productivity and what you can do about it (Sep 14)
Understanding the digital skills required of today’s workforce & how to develop an action plan to address the digital skills gap in your organization. ©2014 Grovo

MIT Team Turns 6.9 Million Clicks into Insights to Improve Online Education (Aug 14)
©2014 Forbes

Salman Khan, the Most Influential Person in Education Technology (Jan 14)
©2014 Forbes

Psssttt... Hate Training Programs (Sep 14)
Not anymore; spread the love!
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

The Business Case for External Learning (Sep 14)
Whitepaper - Engage and empower your extended enterprise, 
©2014 SumTotal

Rethinking Learning (Sep 14)
Whitepaper - The modern model for learning in the digital age,
©2014 3GS

Tech Headlines for September 2014 (Sep 14)
Tech headlines for September 2014 include: Skillsoft to Acquire SumTotal Systems, Top 20 Portal Companies, Phablets Add Virtual Reality, and Bersin Reports LMS Spending Grows More Than $2.5 Billion.  Learning Technologies Blog, ©2014 ATD

Market Update September 2014, Skills Gaps and Jobs, 2015 and Beyond (Sep 14)
©2014 City and Guilds Kineo

Elearning! 100 Organizations Among the Best the Industry has to Offer (Sep 14)
100 cutting-edge companies, agencies and non-profits. ©2014 B2B Media Co

News from Elearning! (Sep 14)
©2014 B2B Media Co

Trendlines from Elearning! (Sep 14)
©2014 B2B Media Co

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Training Manager/Director Development

Insight Powered by Analytics (Oct 14)
To use available data to generate insight, CLOs must be equal parts master integrator, alchemist and futurist. Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

Needs Assessment Basics (Sep 14)
Needs assessment is critical to success in instructional design, but it is often left out for no good reason. (Expediency is not a sufficient excuse.) Here are a baker’s dozen of questions to ask. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Talent and Learning (Sep 14)
Who is in charge?
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Reinventing L&D (Sep 14)
Transforming how people learn,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Learning Solutions (Sep 14)
Traditional vs. modern,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Social Learning (Sep 14)
Future is within learning communities, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Learning Continuum (Sep 14)
The missing link,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Instructional Design Career (Sep 14)
7 tips to jumpstart,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Shame on Us (Sep 14)
An apology for the hype,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Workplace Productivity Drains (Sep 14)
Wasting time? So are your co-workers. TD,
©2014 ATD

Advisory Groups Can Help L&D Initiatives (Sep 14)
Forming an internal learning advisory group ensures that all stakeholders are invested in and provide strategic guidance for learning initiatives. TD,
©2014 ATD

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Selling and Marketing Education

Training Teleprospecting Team (Sep 14)
5 suggestions to keep in mind, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

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Learning Methods

The Brain at Work (Oct 14)
Neuroscience has made big leaps to help leaders understand how we learn. Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

Learning by Design (Oct 14)
Design thinking, a people-centric problem-solving method, might not be new, but its impact on the learning and development community is just beginning.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

eLearning Guild Research - Informal Learning With and Without L&D (Sep 14)
It’s easy to guess that informal learning is different when it takes place outside the influence of the training department or L&D, but how is it different when it happens outside that arena? The newest Guild research report shines a light on the differences in a way that will help you leverage informal learning in both sets of circumstances. Read the highlights here! Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Learning Content Strategies in the Age of YouTube and Facebook (Sep 14) plus charts
This webinar discussed the enormous market, social and economic influences all around us that can be turned to your advantage to make employee learning more effective than ever before. TrainingIndustry Webinar, Sep 18, 2014

Got Content - How to Build Strong Employee Learning Programs with Off-the-Shelf Content (Sep 14)
How to build strong employee learning programs with off-the-shelf content. ©2014 BIZ

Be Ready for the Learning Space of the Future (Aug 14)
Spurred by technology, learning spaces are changing in ways that require our attention and collaboration. Learning Technologies Blog, ©2014 ATD

Should Learning Be Easy - How Effortful Processing Improves Retention (Sep 14)
For many instructional designers and teachers, one finding from research is so puzzling that they reject it immediately: that infusing training with strategic difficulties and challenges dramatically improves the learner’s long-term retention. Shouldn’t learning be easy? This month, Professor Kohn looks at the research and begins the discussion of how to apply it. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Advocating Authentic Web-Based Learning Experience (Aug 14)
Our job is to advocate for the learner. Here are some learner-centric principles to consider when designing WBT courses.  Learning Technologies Blog, ©2014 ATD

What Do We Do About MOOCs? (Oct 14)
This marketplace has the potential to dramatically transform corporate learning, says Josh Bersin.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

MOOCs in the Workplace (Sep 14)
Few organizations are aware of—or using—the online learning forums. TD,
©2014 ATD

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Learning
Technology

The Perils of Pursuing the Latest Bells and Whistles (Oct 14)
Overcoming disconnects between the desire for new technologies and the realities of implementation can mean the difference between success and failure when it comes to learning technology. Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

61 Tips on Making Learning Memorable with Graphics and Visual Design (Sep 14)
eLearning is a visual experience, and to take full advantage of it you need arresting graphics and solid visual design. If you’re not an expert, don’t lose hope! The eLearning Guild’s new eBook, 61 Tips for Making Learning Memorable with Graphics and Visual Design, can help. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Back to School - Technology Is Changing Learning, but Is It Changing Schooling (Sep 14)
Has technology in our schools come upon a significant barrier? Is it the schools themselves? Technology can improve learning, but we may never reach its full value if the context where it is used—the school—does not significantly change as well. There are efforts underway to change schools, but we still have to ask if they are enough. Read here about what it will take to change the game! Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

E-learning for desktop applications - a blueprint for success (Jan 13)
Whitepaper, ©2013 Vodeclic

Mobile Field Service (Sep 14)
Making smart decisions,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

The Experience API - Liberating Learning Design (Sep 14)
In this report, a panel of API experts explores how the Experience API allows flexible tracking of a virtually unlimited number of learning activities and experiences, and the opportunities this provides for practitioners.
©2014 eLearning Guild

Adapting eLearning for Mobile - Learning from Wonderful Mistakes (Sep 14)
For many companies, adapting eLearning content for use on smartphones is a first small step in providing learning content for mobile (mLearning). While redesign is always the best option, this article digs into deeper levels of adaptation and offers detailed guidance on ways to create effective mLearning from existing materials. And remember: Mistakes are your friends. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Train by Cell (Sep 14)
There’s a new crop of eLearning tools specifically designed for delivering learning through a cell phone. Smartphones are not practical vehicles for desktop-style eLearning, but they are great support for many learners-on-the-go. Here is the first of several reviews of new tools that are optimized for development of learning fit for cell phone screens without requiring programming skills. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

3 Ways Mobile Learning Stands Out From Other Learning Technologies (Aug 14)
This article
details three stand-out features of m-learning: clocks, input/out peripherals, and messaging. Learning Technologies Blog, ©2014 ATD

Gamification - Recipe for Successful Learning, or Just One Ingredient (Sep 14)
Gamification is getting a lot of press these days, with promises of great improvements in learning. And while companies are citing successful employee engagement in gamified learning, the real question is whether gamification itself is a recipe for learning success, or is it just one ingredient? Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

In Serious Games, Analytics Are Everything (Sep 14)
Learning analytics—the measurement, compilation, and analysis of data for the purpose of optimizing learning outcomes—is an important part of serious game development. Analytics provides the development team with actionable insights for improving results. Here are three basic methods that game developers can use to begin collecting data! Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

7 Tips for Virtual Training Success (Aug 14)
Given the explosion of webinars, MOOCs, and other virtual classroom tools, online facilitators owe it to their participants to identify ways to strengthen the learning experience. Rather than trying to make classroom resources fit the online space, we need to underpin the journey with sound andragogy.
 Learning Technologies Blog, ©2014 ATD

Common Tools in Virtual Training Software (Aug 14)
Most virtual training and classroom software programs have similar features and functionality. This is not an exhaustive list of all features found in every platform, nor is it an endorsement for a particular platform. In selecting a platform, you should research and discover the nuances for each of these tools and how they specifically work in each program. Learning Technologies Blog, ©2014 ATD

Virtual Training Project Plan (Aug 14)
This project plan applies specifically to training presentations. The good news is that you can often skip steps (like choosing a platform) after the first presentation. Still, a few days before a training event, do a quick scan of this plan and see if you’ve omitted anything. Learning Technologies Blog, ©2014 ATD

Trending in the virtual classroom design space are two concepts: how to 'flip the classroom' to maximize valuable collaboration time, and how to apply the latest thinking with regards to Bloom's Taxonomy to determine how best to delivery content in this new environment.

This session will examine both of these concepts and their relationship to the virtual classroom. The application of these concepts will help make your sessions as impactful as possible, while taking advantage of your technology investments by focusing on what content is best delivered through a virtual classroom and other learning technologies, and how flipping the classroom is a natural consequence of good design.

- See more at: http://www.hr.com/en?t=/webcasts/archived&start=60#sthash.aJKbvXe8.dpuf

Trending in the virtual classroom design space are two concepts: how to 'flip the classroom' to maximize valuable collaboration time, and how to apply the latest thinking with regards to Bloom's Taxonomy to determine how best to delivery content in this new environment.

This session will examine both of these concepts and their relationship to the virtual classroom. The application of these concepts will help make your sessions as impactful as possible, while taking advantage of your technology investments by focusing on what content is best delivered through a virtual classroom and other learning technologies, and how flipping the classroom is a natural consequence of good design.

- See more at: http://www.hr.com/en?t=/webcasts/archived&start=60#sthash.aJKbvXe8.dpuf

Trending in the virtual classroom design space are two concepts: how to 'flip the classroom' to maximize valuable collaboration time, and how to apply the latest thinking with regards to Bloom's Taxonomy to determine how best to delivery content in this new environment.

This session will examine both of these concepts and their relationship to the virtual classroom. The application of these concepts will help make your sessions as impactful as possible, while taking advantage of your technology investments by focusing on what content is best delivered through a virtual classroom and other learning technologies, and how flipping the classroom is a natural consequence of good design.

- See more at: http://www.hr.com/en?t=/webcasts/archived&start=60#sthash.aJKbvXe8.dpuf

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Social Media for Learning

Emerging Trends in Social and Informal Learning (Sep 14)  plus  deck
This webinar covered how to bring learning closer to seamless work activity, how social and informal learning can impact all aspects of your learning, training and talent development initiatives, and cutting-edge ways to capture and measure social and informal learning. KnowledgeAdvisors Webinar, Sep 23, 2014

Birds of a Feather Crowdsource Together (Oct 14)
Social and collaborative technology is fuelling the power of personalization to help identify new talent, self-direct learning and harness crowd knowledge to boost performance.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

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Case Studies and Projects

Learn how the NHS (UK) is using Tin Can to correlate training activity to performance (Sep 14) plus deck plus Q&A
This webinar covered the details of the UK National Health Service’s Tin Can implementation, and how they’re using the Watershed LRS to learn things about their training program that they never could before. Rustic Software Webinar, Sep 24, 2014

Mobile and Tablet Learning Case Studies from Around the World (Sep 14)
This was showcase of learning solutions delivered on tablets and smartphones across the world, plus something to help get started with mLearning.
Upside Learning Webinar, Sep 18, 2014

Driving Culture Change through Online Social Learning (Sep 14)
At UK financial services company LV=, new skills were needed to drive a culture change to develop frontline staff excellence. The answer? “A social learning environment and sharing culture that ensured learning was quickly made available from one staff member to another.” Here’s how they did it. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Philips - A Learning Organization Transformed (Oct 14)
For the Dutch technology company, learning is a tool with which to ensure business viability. Yashwant Mahadik is leading its efforts to change the learning function to facilitate a global business transformation.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

E-Learning Finds a Foothold in Africa (Sep 14)
Can e-learning support the development of the continent’s young workforce? TD,
©2014 ATD

Cricket Wireless Sales Training Goes Tribal (Sep 14)
How a small team dealt with quadrupling its number of corporate learners. Elearning!,
©2014 B2B Media Co

Facebook Designs Learning for Millearnnial Employees (Sep 14)
This web-based organization finds corporate learners of all ages shun time-consuming, non-relevant content. Elearning!,
©2014 B2B Media Co

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Measuring Education Value

Predictive Analytics - Anticipating Your Next Move (Sep 14)
When you really think about it, it is strange that businesses continue to rely on learning metrics that merely indicate whether an individual completed and passed, completed and failed, or did not complete training. Analytics provide boundless opportunities for us to collect and use much more meaningful data. Here is the basic information you need in order to get started! Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

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Processes/Managing Costs/Outsourcing

Tips for Successful Relationships with Learning Solutions Development Providers (Sep 14)
The commitment to outsourcing means risking your reputation and success if not done right the first time. How do you spot a vendor’s weaknesses? How do you identify a mismatch before it’s too late? What about pricing? Here are the tips you need in this situation. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

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Skills Gap/Technical Certification

Security Challenges in Developing New Certification Programs (Sep 14) plus deck
This webinar first addressed the obvious areas of who will develop your items, where were items going to be housed, where will the tests be delivered, and who was going to do the fulfillment of certification awards? But it then moved on to the important area of how am I going to protect my test questions from getting stolen? Caveon Webinar, Sep 24, 2014

Playing Nice (Sep 14)
Your company loves it when you learn a new skill, and will give you a badge to prove it. TD, ©2014 ATD

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Special Interest Groups

Supporting Certification Exam Candidates without Giving the Store Away (Sep 14) plus deck
Joanne Coleman, Peter Manijak and Kieran Milne
lead a discussion based on the recent survey sent to SIG members. Certification SIG, Sep 19

Digital Rights Management (Sep 14) plus  deck

Thom Griffith and Pat Parkhill, described their experiences in the selection and implementation of products to implement a worldwide eBook distribution system.

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And, Finally.....

 

 

 


The Swimming Pool Story (reviews and assessments, assessing people, things are not always what they seem)

Fred and Mabel were both patients in a mental hospital. One day as they both walked beside the swimming pool, Mabel jumped into the deep end and sank to the bottom. Without a thought for his own safety, Fred jumped in after her, brought her to the surface, hauled her out, gave her the kiss of life and saved her.

The next day happened to be Fred's annual review. He was brought before the hospital board, where the director told him, "Fred, I have some good news and some bad news: the good news is that in light of your heroic act yesterday we consider that you are sane and can be released from this home back into society. The bad news is, I'm afraid, that Mabel, the patient you saved, shortly afterwards hung herself in the bathroom with the belt from her bathrobe. I'm sorry but she's dead."

"She didn't hang herself," Fred replied, "I put her there to dry."

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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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