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CEdMA-Europe Members' Newsletter - December 2014

 

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

January 27, 11am-5pm GMT - CEdMA Europe Workshop, "Design Thinking Workshop - Social Learning". More details to follow. Venue SAP

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Recent Articles from the Education and Training Press

 
 


Reviews and Current Trends

2014 Training Industry Report (Nov 14)
Training magazine’s exclusive analysis of the U.S. training industry, featuring 2014 training expenditures, budgetary allocations, delivery methods, and training priorities. Training, ©2014 Lakewood Media Group

Going Up - Training Magazine Salary Survey (Nov 14)
Average training salaries rise by 3.4 percent in 2013-2014. Training,
©2014 Lakewood Media Group

Modernising Learning, Delivering Results (Nov 14)
Executive Summary
Full Report
Longitudinal Trends
This is a report to challenge both business leaders' and learning leaders' current perception of learning at work and how it can support business transformation. Building on the evidence established from 3,500 L&D leaders and 15,000 learners gathered since 2003, this study revisits the New Learning Agenda introduced last year and explores how it is being used as a roadmap for modernising learning. ©2014 Towards Maturity

2014 State of the Industry Report Summary (Nov 14) plus full report
This report paints a picture of an industry that is stable and consistent. A diverse group of 340 organizations of various sizes, industries, and locations submitted their 2013 training and development efficiency and expenditures data to be included in the 2014 report. In 2013, organizations on average spent $1,208 per employee on training and development. This is a small 1 percent increase over last year (an additional $13 more per employee). The number of learning hours used per employee also slightly increased to 31.5 hours from 30.3 hours.
TD, ©2014 ATD

Learning Executives Confidence Index, 2014 Q3 (Nov 14)
In Q3 2014, learning executives have a more positive outlook for the importance of and investment in learning compared to Q2 2014, indicated by a rising LXCI score. However, learning executives are slightly less positive than they were one year ago (Q3 2013). ©2014 ATD

Talent Creation and the Bottom Line (Nov 14)
The U.S. knowledge-based economy requires a new talent-creating financial metric that appears as an investment on a balance sheet. Training,
©2014 Lakewood Media Group

Tech Headlines for November 2014 (Nov 14)
Tech headlines this month look at workplace wearables, TrainingIndustry.com’s top 20 in gamification, expected growth for MOOCs, and top LMSs in the United Kingdom. Learning Circuits, ©2014 ATD

Tech Partnership and SAS research reveals soaring demand for big data skills in the UK (Oct 14)
By 2020, the big data workforce is expected to grow by around 346,000 professionals, pushing the rate of job growth in big data up to 160%, reveals research published today by the Tech Partnership and SAS UK.  ©2014 e-skills UK

Look How Far We've Really Come (Oct 14)
Mark Tew takes a quizzical look at 15 years of L&D achievement. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Mother Knows Best, But What If She's Wrong (Oct 14)
‘Mother’ is the learning profession, the corporation and/or the status quo. Phil Green cautions against a ‘mother knows best’ philosophy and shares his twelve guiding principles. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

In Learning and Performance Ecosystems, the Whole is Greater Than the Sum of the Parts (Nov 14)
Training is not enough! We must move away from individual, siloed, “one-off” solutions to an ecosystem comprised of multi- faceted options that enhance the total environment in which we work and learn. Here is your high-level introduction to the ecosystem concept, and why it is so critical to your future. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Learning and Performance Ecosystems - Strategy, Technology, Impact, and Challenges (Nov 14)
Our world is increasingly complex. We need to learn on demand, seamlessly, without interrupting our workflow. Our resources need to be immediate and effective. This free new white paper can help get you started! ©2014 eLearning Guild

The New Age of Exploration (Oct 14)
Clive Shepherd sets his compass and steers a course towards a whole world of ideas waiting beyond the horizon. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

15 Years Forward, 15 Years Back (Oct 14)
Charles Gould divines the learning trends of the future by evaluating the past. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

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Training Manager/Director Development

It's Time to Simplify (Dec 14)
Learning programs’ complexity does not always lead to understanding, says Josh Bersin. Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

Brain Power (Nov 14)
Motivating your employees to learn is easier when you understand how their brains work. Training,
©2014 Lakewood Media Group

Why We Don't Deserve to be in charge of L&D - Ever (Oct 14)
We must be ultra wary of a ‘head-in-the-sand’ attitude that’s prevalent in the world of L&D, argues Jonathan Kettleborough. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

In Defence of Buzzwords (Oct 14)
Ben Betts picks his top five ‘buzzwords’ that don’t deserve their place on the naughty step. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Learning From Autodidacts (Nov 14)
Autodidacts are rare, but their proclivities for learning drive many of today’s assumptions about how educational technology should promote self-directed learning. TD, ©2014 ATD

The Innovator Chief Learning Officer (Nov 14)
Innovation may be today’s most important business competency. Are CLOs ready to lead the way?
TD, ©2014 ATD

A Line Drive (Dec 14)
Learning leaders should partner with business peers in marketing, operations and finance to ensure efforts to pass employee development strategies down the line don’t go foul.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

Improving Millennial Employee Learning (Nov 14)
Six quick wins,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Time for "Back-to-School" (Nov 14)
Ongoing, strategic training program is key,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

The People versus the Organisation (Oct 14)
It is much more important to focus on individuals rather than the business. Jon Ingham argues the case for people-centric learning. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Working with Subject Matter Experts (Sep 14)
Overcoming the challenges of gathering content for training programs, Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

Consultant Considerations (Nov 14)
What to keep in mind when you hire a training or performance consultant. Training,
©2014 Lakewood Media Group

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Selling and Marketing Education

Marketing Your Training to Corporations (Sep 14)
Working for a large company or corporation as an employee has certain benefits. The pay is good and there's usually room to change jobs (without having to update your resume or going for a job search). The same also goes for selling your training services to large companies and corporations. Once you're in, there's a steady stream of work.  These five recommended tactics that should be followed prior to approaching a big company.  ©2014 TrainingIndustry.com

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Learning Methods

New Perspectives on 70-20-10 (Nov 14)
As this GoodPractice research  report makes clear, the 70:20:10 framework is, at its heart, about a learning mindset and it provides a wonderful catalyst for reviewing and changing an organisation’s learning provision. As our summary concludes: ‘These are exciting times to be involved in L&D, as the opportunity to empower people to take control of their learning has never been greater.’ ©2014 GoodPractice

An Emerging View of Learning Content (Sep 14)
The role and relative value of learning content is changing fast. Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

Contextual Anchoring in Learning Design (Sep 14)
Aligning training to the learner throughout the entire delivery cycle, Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

Training for Performance Improvement - a Carrot or a Stick (Sep 14)
Improving engagement by motivating the disengaged learner, Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

Design Considerations for Content Delivery (Sep 14)
Effective companies are mindful of the impact that modality has on training design, Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

A Brain-based Approach to Developing Training Content (Sep 14)
Developing content starts with understanding how people learn, Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

Where Science Meets Art (Dec 14)
Instructional systems design is not new, but it has been underestimated. Learning leaders should refresh their knowledge to avoid losing touch with its value. Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

The Secrets to Training Success (Nov 14)
Follow the ‘ADIE’ route,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Lights... Camera... Interview (Oct 14)
Mark Copeman explains how to conduct the best possible interview with a subject matter expert. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

In-house Content - An Unfulfilled Promise (Oct 14)
Barry Sampson reflects on improvements in learning content authoring tools over the past 15 years…but he says there is still a vital lesson to learn. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Giving Old Content New Life (Sep 14)
Converting traditional training to new delivery formats, Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

Leveraging Customer Learning Initiatives (Sep 14)
Developing personalized learning platforms for today’s workforce, raining Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

Effective Learning Solutions (Nov 14)
The three visual building blocks,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Flipping the Corporate Learning Model (Oct 14)
Also known as human-centered design, experiential learning flips the model making the learner (not the instructor) the center of the classroom experience, so that the learner does 80 percent of the work with a facilitator coaching them through the training experience. The focus is then simplifying content and blending IQ and EQ skills to make content stick, resonate for all learning styles, while drawing people into their learning journey. ©2014 TrainingIndustry.com

MOOCs - from Academia to Corporate (Nov 14) plus deck
This panel discussion discussed what MOOCs are and the different types of implementations, MOOCs versus curricular education and MOOCs versus e-learning courses, MOOCs within a corporate setting, and why MOOCs’ disruption is only beginning. TrainingIndustry webinar, 19 Dec 2014.

Bite Size is the Right Size (Nov 14)
This white paper describes micro-learning and why its time is now. ©2014 Grovo

Pre-training Is Essential to a Complete Training Package (Nov 14)
When the long-term training goal is retention and transfer of skills and knowledge, effective instructional design recognizes that certain key activities before and after a learning event (including eLearning and mLearning as well as instructor-led learning) are more important to success than what happens during the learning event. This article explains what pre-training is and its benefits. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Six Instructional Design Tips for Learner Engagement (Nov 14)
An engaging learner experience supports greater returns on investment through transformative learning. Online learning will extend your budget and reach as well as change behavior and performance with a highly visual interactive multimedia experience. The good news: With these tips you can spice up your training, engage your learners, win over stakeholders, and not break the budget. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Balance and Praxis (Sep 14)
e-Learning courses should be a balanced blend of knowledge gain and activity, Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

From eLearning to bLearning (Nov 14)
The future of blended learning,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Go Beyond the Screen (Nov 14)
Five ways to make learning go beyond the screen,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

A Case for the Mini Case Study (Nov 14)
Tell stories that stir learners to action—in 30 minutes or less. TD,
©2014 ATD

The Power of Storytelling in eLearning (Nov 14)
Today’s learners face a barrage of competing priorities and overwhelming workloads. By tapping into the power of storytelling, instructional designers and eLearning developers can create emotional connections and engage learners with real-life scenarios and consequence-based feedback that result in meaningful discovery. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

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Learning
Technology

Have You Done Your 2015 Learning Tech Tune-up (Nov 14)
When was the last time your training or eLearning process had a multi-point inspection? As the New Year approaches, this is the ideal time to do one! Whether you are a training manager, an eLearning or mLearning team, or an executive with an interest in maintaining enterprise talent, this is a timely article full of tips for your consideration. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2014 eLearning Guild

Changes in Learning's Unchanging Landscape (Oct 14)
According to Bob Little, today’s online learning technologies sector is definitely not ‘The Trueman Show’. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

E-Learning (Nov 14)
Pros and cons,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

E-learning will never be the same (Mar 14)
This report looks at e-learning in the context of increased mobility, an evolving economy, and the cultural impact of generational change. It identifies key trends and their underlying technologies, and looks at how they will significantly change training.
©2014 Weejee Learning

2004-14 - A Decade of Authoring Tools (Oct 14)
Mike Alcock and Jake Story revisit the evolution of an invaluable e-learning asset over the last ten years. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Rewiring your Learning (Sep 14)
Driving business results by leveraging mobile learning,
Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

The Mobile Learning Diaries (Oct 14)
Alan Samuel charts the irresistible rise and rise of m-learning in recent years. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Milestones of Mobile Learning (Oct 14)
Welcome aboard Imogen Casebourne and Kayleigh Tanner’s whistle-stop tour of 15 years of mobile learning. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

3 Key Essentials to Achieving Mobile Learning Success (Jul 14)
Learners have changed, so has the learning. Lately, learning has jumped out of the box and demands success in anytime, anywhere learning. As close as the mobile device is to the user, so is its ability to enhance the user’s performance. This white paper identifies 3 key essentials to achieving success in adopting mobile learning for employee performance improvement. © 2014 InfoPro Learning

Integrating Video into Training (Feb 14)
A growing number of training managers are becoming increasingly interested in incorporating video into their learning programs because of its benefits for bringing dispersed employees together, while driving effective communication within the organization. These managers realize that providing their employees with effective training tools that include video can have a profound impact on their business. But, even though there is little doubt that people respond better to video, creating one for training can still be challenging. That’s why learning and development departments are constantly looking to develop content that is not only engaging, but also helping the trainee retain the information better. ©2014 TrainingIndustry.com

Gamification (Nov 14)
An overused buzzword; are we using it correctly?
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

From Chalkboard to Keyboard - Transitioning to the Virtual Classroom (Jun 12)
This eBook contains many of the techniques that we teach our clients, folks like you who are making the transition from the face-to-face classroom to the virtual classroom. If you are just entering the world of virtual learning, or if you want some new ideas to spice up your webinar delivery, you’re sure to find some good tips to support your delivery of engaging, interactive web training.
©2012 NetSpeed Learning Solutions

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

Social Intranet Software (Nov 14)
How to train your employees, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Tribal Knowledge (Nov 14)
Five ways it can give employees the full picture,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Social Learning (Nov 14)
Increasing efficiency through shared process,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

The 7 Cs of Social Learning (Oct 14)
How do you advance beyond collaboration towards business value? Steven Rees-Pullman outlines a new approach that maximises some old twists. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Coming to Terms with Social Learning (Oct 14)
David Perring shows how to build your organisation’s social expertise for the good of your L&D department, your business – and all of your learners. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Learning Conversations by Design (May 14)
A White Paper to the Industry on Social
Media for the Client Learning Organization, ©2014 DTCC Learning

Creating Effective Social Learning with a Scaffolded Approach (Nov 14) plus deck
This webinar presented a model for creating 'scaffolded social learning', where we choreograph the learning across the different modalities. It's a model of learning design for the Social Age, one that focuses on the 'sense making' function of our social communities and provides space for exploration, reflection and performance support. Learning and Skills Group Webinar, 6 Nov 2014

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Case Studies and Projects
None this time

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Measuring Education Value

Accountability Starts With CLOs (Dec 14)
Effective measurement strategies aren’t occasional, say Jack and Patti Phillips, Chief Learning Officer, ©2014 Media Tec Publishing

What is your ROI for Content Development (Sep 14)
Showing training’s true business value by connecting it to the bottom line, Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

Finding the Return on Investment in Blended Learning (Nov 14) plus deck
This webinar covered virtual, on-demand and face-to-face learning advantages and disadvantages, levels of evaluation, the ROI process, and the five-step process to calculate ROI of a blended learning initiative. Training Magazine Network Webinar, 6 Nov 2014.

Value of Online Learning (Nov 14)
Learning Outcomes ≠ Learning Value, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2014 HR.com

Improving Online Learning Performance (Sep 14)
Evaluating online training practices can generate positive results, Training Industry Magazine, Fall 2014, ©2014 Training Industry Inc

Demonstrating the Value of L&D (Oct 14)
Sharon Mbow advocates regularly reminding our organisations of the value that Learning and Development departments consistently deliver on their behalf…and of constantly showing the connection between the work of L&D and business success. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Taking Training's Measure (Nov 14)
Measuring learning means going beyond simple assessments to get a full view of your employees’ mastery. Training,
©2014 Lakewood Media Group

Supercharging Training Evaluations (Jul 14)
This article takes a look at all the steps involved in evaluating training. ©2014 TrainingIndustry.com

The Direct Path to Training ROI (Jun 14)
Here are five steps in helping an organization successfully design and implement a training program delivering positive results. ©2014 TrainingIndustry.com

Learning Analytics Essentials Checklist (Jun 14)
10 critical capabilities to increase business impact with learning analytics, ©2014 CEB Global

A Set of Best Practices for Targeting, Aligning and Measuring Learning (Nov 14)
Learning expectations have never been higher. Changes in the global marketplace and workforce demographics are accentuating the need to leverage human capital as a competitive differentiator. Companies that can nimbly adapt to industry shifts are realizing greater market share and increased competitive advantage. Instead of regarding training investments as a cost, savvy chief learning officers are positioning learning as an investment that can further strategic results.  ©2014 Skillsoft

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Processes/Managing Costs/Outsourcing
None this time

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Skills Gap/Technical Certification

The IT Skills Gap - Are Apprenticeships the Answer? (Oct 14)
An apprenticeship could launch a career in IT much faster than higher education can, says Kate Hoole. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2014 CloserStill L&D

Unlocking the Mystery of the Validity Triangle (Nov 14) plus deck
This session provided a timeline of important milestones in the use of Data Forensics in supporting Test Security, shared "lessons learned" (often, the hard way) in implementing a Data Forensics program, discussed the opportunities and challenges Data Forensics can present to program directors, and presented an important evolution in gauging test score validity.  Caveon Webinar, 19 Nov 2014.

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Special Interest Groups

Launching a New Certification Program from Scratch (Dec 14) plus deck

Joanne Coleman led a panel of members who have been through this and had lots of advice to share. Certification SIG, 5 Dec 2014

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And, Finally.....

 

 

 


The old lady and the hearing-aid story (assumptions about weaknesses, underestimating people, tactical advantage)

An old lady had a hearing-aid fitted, discreetly, hidden underneath her hair.

A week later she returned to the doctor for her check-up.

"It's wonderful - I can hear everything now," she reported very happily to the doctor.

"And is your family pleased too?" asked the doctor.

"Oh I haven't told them yet," said the old lady, "And I've changed my will twice already..."

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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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