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CEdMA-Europe Members' Newsletter -
March 2015

 

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

Voting is open for the CEdMA US Board elections. Please make sure you vote by Mar 11!

Metrics SIG, Wed Mar 11, “Market Barometer for 14Q4”

Certification SIG, Fri, Mar 27, "Review and Highlights from ATP"

CEdMA Europe Conference, 21-22 April - The CEdMA Europe Spring Conference will take at the Marriott Meon Valley Hotel and Country Club at Shedfield, which is near Southampton. The theme is “How is the Cloud changing your Education Business?” The details to enrol have been sent to your “member main contact” who makes the decision on who shall attend.

CEdMA US Conference, 28-29 April - The doors are open to register for another exciting Spring CEdMA Conference! NetApp will be sponsoring the venue this year at their headquarters in Sunnyvale. We are lining up great topics, favorite and new presenters, and vendors, so make sure you take the time to attend.

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Recent Articles from the Education and Training Press

 
 


Reviews and Current Trends

Training Top 10 Hall of Fame (Jan 15)
Training Magazine, ©2015 Lakewood Media

Training Top 125 (Jan 15)
Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media

2015 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report (Feb 15)
As an annual study, the report provides year-over-year historical patterns on a wide range of salary and compensation information across various industries and company sizes.  Throughout this report, data is broken out by region and includes variables such as industry segment, company size, employee designation, job-focus area, educational level, and gender.
©2015 eLearning Guild

Predictions for 2015 - Redesigning the Organization for a Rapidly Changing World (Feb 15) plus report
Josh Bersin covered the top trends and priorities for 2015. Deloitte Development Webinar, 5 Feb 2015

Global Human Capital Trends 2015 (Feb 15)
In this new world of work, the barriers between work and life have been all but eliminated.
©2015 Deloitte Development

The Truth About Learning (Mar 15)
Learning beliefs are based on myth, fallacy and antiquated science, Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

L&D Outside the Box (Jan 15)
Harold Jarche issues a challenge to L&D professionals in an environment where getting the work done is more important than learning anything new. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

The Gender Riddle in Learning and Development (Feb 15)
While the tech and gaming industries are notorious for their gender bias and harassment issues, the learning industry has much more female representation and leadership. In many organizations, female executives are common in HR and training. Our field should have no problem with gender bias, but it does. Here is a look at the issue, and what we can do about it.
Learning and Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

The Sales Person is Dead (Jan 15)
And other sales and marketing myths that just aren't true. ©2014 Corporate Visions

(UK) Work and salary survey 2014 (Jun 14)
This work and salary survey 2014 was undertaken to make available up-to-date information on work and pay – within both the learning industry and corporate learning.
©2014 Blue Eskimo

(UK) Reporting from the Annual Survey 2014 (Feb 15)
The purpose of this survey is to show how learning technology is used across sectors and understand current and future practice.
©2015 Association for Learning Technology

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Training Manager/Director Development

Can I Take Your Order? (Mar 15)
To change the perception of learning leader, align firmly with business needs, says Bob Mosher. Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Taking Your External and Partner Training Global (Jan 15)
This webinar covered
the complex business challenges when taking your enterprise training global.  ViewCentral Webinar, 29 Jan 2014

Converting Instructor-Led Training to Virtual Classroom (Feb 15)
This presentation covered the key differences in the design approach between the face-to-face classroom and virtual classroom. It also provided insight into the virtual training development process, and highlighted the key best practices. Saba Webinar, 19 Feb 2015

5 Things CLOs are Thinking (Feb 15)
Challenges and plans,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Addressing a Key L&D Dilemma - The Performance Focused Development Model (Feb 15)
Why do business managers have issues with L&D departments? What is the problem that L&D professionals have with business Managers? Training Magazine Europe,
©2015 Interactive Media Publications

Making Investments in People Count - Measurement, Alignment, and Optimization (Feb 15)
Both human resources and learning and development are evolving, but at different speeds in different organizations: some quickly, some not so much. We hope they are becoming more strategic and more relevant, but how can we be sure we are doing the right things to make it so? This interview with Gene Pease offers an introduction to an evolving science and the analytics that are so important.  Learning and Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

We Need to Talk (Mar 15)
One-on-ones aren’t always about performance  - get to know who people are, says Ken Blanchard.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Conjuring Up a Learning Database (Mar 15)
The learning industry needs a better way to share information, says Brandon Hall. Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Connect the Skills (Mar 15)
Is the current state of alliances between corporations and universities sufficient to mend the skills gap?
Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Agents of Change (Mar 15)
CLOs have come a long way from reactively taking training orders. Today’s learning leader is tech-savvy and uses business strategy and analytics to lead learning into the future.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Facilitating Data-Driven Decision-Making through Talent Analytics Technologies (Feb 15)
The HR solution provider community is attempting to raise the bar with embedded analytics, richer dashboard functionality, and improved workforce planning capabilities. Although not a silver bullet, these solutions will be a welcome advancement for many organizations.
©2015 Bersin by Deloitte

Continuously Collaborative Cross-Cultural Curricula (Jan 15)
Organizations need to formalize a method for continued guidance and support among coworkers, ongoing employee and team development, and metrics of an organization’s evolving cultural intelligence. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media

Overcoming Performance Anxiety (Jan 15)
When we get anxious, blood flows away from the parts of the brain that help us think creatively, evaluate effectively, and make sound decisions. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media

Off to a Good Start - Tips for New Trainers (Feb 15)
First day on the job? Here’s some advice for success, from trainers who have been there. TD,
©2015 ATD

A Matter of Time (Feb 15)
Time plays a huge role in what we do. Put time in the right perspective, and time to make an impact on your organization is no longer a problem. Here are 10 timely ideas from Marc Rosenberg.
Learning and Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Why Can't We All Be Happy at Work (Jan 15)
Although scientific support for the benefits of happiness is mounting, creating a happy and engaged culture requires a new kind of organizational learning. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media

Happiness Is… Doing what is Right (Jan 15)
The new happiness movement is about employer-supported volunteerism where employees are the ones involved in doing good in their immediate communities or in the global arena. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media

Let's Work Together (Mar 15)
The relationship between a CLO and a vendor can be trying, but with proper vetting and clear expectations, it doesn’t have to be.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

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Selling and Marketing Education
None this month

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Learning Methods

Course Creation (Feb 15)
4 pieces of content you already have, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Einstein and 70-20-10 - L&D's Odd Couple (Jan 15)
Owen Ferguson and Stef Scott delve beyond the numbers to discover whether or not 70:20:10 is more than the sum of its parts. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Getting Training in Gear (Jan 15)
It’s time to reframe the 70-20-10 ratio as a system and engage in inquiry from the perspective of what a performer needs to know, do, and believe. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media

Seize the Informal Moment (Mar 15)
Employees are constantly learning on the job. Finding ways to capture moments of informal learning and distribute them to the company at large ensures the workforce is always prepared for peak performance. Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Creating Learning that Transfers (Jan 15)
Trainers must focus on what they want learners to do at each stage of a learning cycle: engage in the content, participate in the learning, and then activate new behaviors. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media

Spaced-Practice (Jan 15)
Donald Clark explains why a largely overlooked benefit is actually key to an effective learning strategy. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

My Half-Gallon of Ice Cream is only 1.5 Quarts (Jan 15)
Subtle shifts can be the most dangerous for us as educators. Perhaps our material has gone flat while we’ve been busy creating ways to engage learners. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media

Action Learning around the World (Feb 15)
Companies worldwide are benefiting from the use of action learning to generate business solutions and develop leaders. TD,
©2015 ATD

Use it or Lose it (Feb 15)
American corporations spend about $60 billion a year training their employees. In spite of the enormous investment, careful research shows that today’s employees retain only a small fraction of our training content, and an even smaller fraction ultimately gets transferred back to their workplaces. TD,
©2015 ATD

Place for Print (Feb 15)
Print and digital download will become a memory - a technological transformation that offers opportunities to billions. e.learning age, ©2015 CloserStill Learning Awards

Making it Personal (Feb 15)
If learning is personalised to the learner, we need to know what's really important, both for the learner and for the organisation. e.learning age, ©2015 CloserStill Learning Awards

Designing It Right - Making an Impact with Diagnostic Assessments (Feb 15)
Diagnostic assessments—questions that evaluate a learner’s prior knowledge, experience, confidence level, motivations, interests, or personal needs—are useful in many ways. A diagnostic can shape personalized learning paths, put learners in the right courses, and help you determine where to allocate resources. Here’s a five-step process to help you design effective diagnostic assessments.
Learning and Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Responsive eLearning is a Must-have, Not Just Nice-to-have (Feb 15)
Responsive website design is the current darling of the web world and for good reason. Essentially, it means that content will respond to the screen size it detects. Here’s what you need to know about responsive design for eLearning, and some ideas to get you started using it in your projects!
Learning and Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Designing Online Training (Feb 15)
For learners with diverse backgrounds,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

The Gamification Game (Mar 15)
Apply design, evidence and data to highlight the pros versus cons, says Elliott Masie. Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Does Gamification have a Place in L&D Content Design (Jan 15)
What is ‘gamification' and why do we need it? Peter Barrett sets the record straight. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy (Jan 15)
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to successfully build and present your gamification strategy. ©2015 Axonify

Why Games with Purpose Work (Jan 15)
Kayleigh Tanner explains the mechanics of learning games. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

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Learning
Technology

How Much Do You Know about Learning Technologies (Jan 15)
A recent Training magazine survey found that participants have a firm grasp on purchasing learning technologies used for courses and similar e- and m-learning projects. But grasp of technologies used to manage various aspects of the training function is more mixed.
Training Magazine, ©2015 Lakewood Media

e-Learning Graphic Design (Feb 15)
4 tips to maximize effect, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Learning and Performance Ecosystems - Current State and Challenges (Jan 15)
 For CLOs and learning organization directors, who want to consider how learning and performance solutions can have a more direct impact on business goals and metrics, this report explores the key challenges leaders must address to move their organizations to a more holistic ecosystem approach.  Instructional designers can use this report to gain insight into a broader set of tools and design models they can apply to blend working and learning, and build learning and performance support directly into the workflow.
©2015 eLearning Guild

Digital Disruption - An L&D Practitioner's Survival Guide (Jan 15)
Reconciling the networked learner with the drive to centralise, by Toby Harris. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Flipping Training - Going Digital for Better Learning Outcomes (Feb 15)
Designing systems and methods to support learning in a multi-generational workforce is now more of a challenge than it has been in decades. This is due not only to the generational diversity of work teams, but also to the different ways in which the different generations use technology. Here’s an answer to this dilemma.
Learning and Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Learning in a Multi-Device World (Jan 15)
In our quest for technological Nirvana, Amit Garg is concerned that we might lose sight of the fact that context is king. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Dilemmas of E-Learning (Jan 15)
Prof. Dr. Fons Trompenaars and Prof. Dr. Peter Woolliams define how cultural differences effect the digital age…and they examine the dilemmas between hi-tech and hi-touch. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

I Wonder (Feb 15)
How the TinCan API standards could enhance learning journeys outside formal education and careers. e.learning age, ©2015 CloserStill Learning Awards

mLearning (Feb 15)
In classroom training - 5 tips,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Mobile Learning (Feb 15)
What does it look like?
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

5 Top tips for more effective mobile learning (Jan 15)
Rob Caul explains how to deliver high-impact mobile learning. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

M-learning in Developing Economies (Jan 15)
Gerry Griffin explains how to cater to the learning needs of the users where it is needed most - in developing countries. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Virtual Thinking - Reality or Insanity (Jan 15)
Of all the emerging technologies currently gaining traction in the brave new world, VR is the one that most excites Colin Welch in the learning sector. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

In at the Deep End (Jan 15)
Matt Fletcher advises taking the plunge…and explains the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of using immersive simulations to create award-winning learning. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

How to Assemble a $500 Audio Studio on a Shoestring (Feb 15)
Audio adds necessary context to video components in eLearning productions, yet it is often overlooked or not done well because of cost considerations. However, even on a tight budget it is possible to improve the quality of the audio in your eLearning with the right equipment. Here’s a shopping list that will get you there without breaking the bank!
Learning and Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

When to Include Video in eLearning - Three Indicators (Feb 15)
Not every eLearning production needs video, but some really do. Which ones? Here are the three times you should include video in your project.
Learning and Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

How Much Does It Cost to Produce Video? (Feb 15)
Making video for eLearning might have some of the same steps as for a Hollywood production, but it’s not the same in many other ways. In eLearning, we have to work harder and smarter for our productions to work for our audience. The hardest question to answer about eLearning video is, “How much will it really cost to make?” Here is how you can answer that question.
Learning and Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

How to Harness the Potential of Interactive Video (Jan 15)
Interactive video is a potent tool for e-learning but it has its challenges. Kate Pasterfield shares her expertise – and highlights the pitfalls. Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

How to Get the LMS you Deserve (Feb 15)
Cutting out the background noise of dissatisfaction is possible. e.learning age, ©2015 CloserStill Learning Awards

Responsive LMS (Feb 15)
Improve learning experience, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

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 Learning (Feb 15)
Four ways to encourage it,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Success in 2015 Requires a Personal Learning Network (Jan 15)
What is a PLN and why do we need one? Learn the ropes with Steve Rayson. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

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Case Studies and Projects

It's never too early to include Consultancy in Learning Projects (Jan 15)
Nina Brebner argues the case for the early involvement of consulting in learning initiatives, and she clarifies what this means in practice. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Sales - Blended Learning That Works (Feb 15)
This report covers five elements for effective blend design. ©2015 City and Guilds Kineo

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Measuring Education Value

Do More with Less (Mar 15)
Strategic learning organizations have to find practical ways to create measurable organizational effectiveness, without any additional budget. Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Implementing Training Evaluation (Feb 15)
The key to implementing an effective training evaluation programme has nothing to do with evaluation models. Training Magazine Europe, ©2015 Interactive Media Publications

Training and ROI (Feb 15)
How does your company benefit?
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Learning Measurement (Feb 15)
Three steps to improve,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

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Processes/Managing Costs/Outsourcing

The Perils of Outsourcing (Feb 15)
Start from a strong foundation and build up. Training Magazine Europe, ©2015 Interactive Media Publications

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Skills Gap/Technical Certification
None this month

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Special Interest Groups

To Be(ta) or not to Be(ta), that is the question & Program Innovations (Feb 15) plus deck
Peter Manijak and Beverly van de Velde both described their experiences with Beta Testing along with Lessons Learned. There was an active discussion with several attendees contributing.
There was a short discussion on Program Innovations with Joe Cannata providing interesting input. Certification SIG, 27 Feb 2015

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And, Finally.....

 

 

 


The School Story (attendance, sickness, responsibility, parenting, and various other uses)


(My apologies if this story is well-known to you. It's an old joke, yet a useful illustration for various themes.)


A mother repeatedly called upstairs for her son to get up, get dressed and get ready for school. It was a familiar routine, especially at exam time.


"I feel sick," said the voice from the bedroom.


"You are not sick. Get up and get ready," called the mother, walking up the stairs and hovering outside the bedroom door.


"I hate school and I'm not going," said the voice from the bedroom, "I'm always getting things wrong, making mistakes and getting told off. Nobody likes me, and I've got no friends. And we have too many tests and they are too confusing. It's all just pointless, and I'm not going to school ever again."


"I'm sorry, but you are going to school," said the mother through the door, continuing encouragingly, "Really, mistakes are how we learn and develop. And please try not to take criticism so personally. And I can't believe that nobody likes you - you have lots of friends at school. And yes, all those tests can be confusing, but we are all tested in many ways throughout our lives, so all of this experience at school is useful for life in general. Besides, you have to go - you are the head teacher/principal."

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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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