CEdMA-Europe Members' Newsletter - Decem
ber 2015

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.

 

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Recent Articles from the Education and Training Press

 
   


Reviews and Current Trends

2015 Training Industry Report (Nov 15)
Now in its 34th year, The Industry Report is recognized as the training industry’s most trusted source of data on budgets, staffing, and programs. This year, the study was conducted by an outside research firm May-July 2015, when members from the Training magazine database were e-mailed an invitation to participate in an online survey. Training Magazine, ©2015 Lakewood Media Group

YOU BETTER SHAPE UP - our take on the 2015 Towards Maturity Benchmark Report (Nov 15)
Mark Harrison shares his take on this year's report and points our some of the key findings. ©2015 City and Guilds Kineo

Embracing Change - Fast Facts (Nov 15)
Get the headline figures from the 2015-16 Industry Benchmark Report before you read the full report.  ©2015 Towards Maturity

Embracing Change - 2015-16 Industry Benchmark Report (Nov 15)
Improving performance of business, individuals and the L&D team,
©2015 Towards Maturity
Full Report, Executive Summary and Longitudinal Trends

How does your salary stack up (Nov 15)
Average trainer salaries in 2014-2015 increased nearly 3 percent to $83,494, according to Training research. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media Group

The Training Economy (Nov 15)
The economy is strengthening, but does the Great Recession of 2008, and recent stock market slide, continue to affect the dollars allotted for your learning and development programs? Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media Group

Training and the Bottom Line (Nov 15)
Business leaders of large publicly traded corporations need to move beyond only paying lip-service to the importance of human capital to actually making substantial investments in education and training solutions that build the skilled talent needed for today and tomorrow. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media Group

Future of Learning (Nov 15)
Time to look beyond “best practices”, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Why it's time to take learning personally (Nov 15)
Personalisation has hit consumer technology hard, and it's changing the we absorb content. It's time for L&D to catch up.
©2015 eLearning Age

Overcome Paradigm Paralysis with Courage, Confidence, and Conviction (Nov 15)
We need to open ourselves up to the possibility of a new paradigm of real-time, collaborative, networked learning. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media Group

The last competitive advantage in business (Oct 15)
All the competitive advantages we've been pursuing throughout our careers are gone, says Patrick Lencioni. That's right – strategy… technology… finance… marketing. All gone, Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

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Training Manager/Director Development

Do You Have A Learning Strategy? (Nov 15)
5 reasons why most of you don’t have one, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

As global as possible, as local as necessary (Oct 15)
The beauty lies in the global-local L&D balance. Jan Rijken shares some insights and answers for Chief Learning Officers. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

The End of Training (Nov 15)
Understanding objectives, goals, results and outcomes,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Free at Last (Dec 15)
Learning leaders don’t control what and how we learn, and that’s not a bad thing, says Josh Bersin. Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

We Don't Deserve a Seat at the Table (Dec 15)
Learning leaders have to focus on business to get respect,
Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Fight your Corner, L&D (Oct 15)
L&D is the engine room of an integrated talent strategy, yet so often plays a minor role. Be prepared to fight for what you believe in. David Perring shows you how. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

We are your friends (Oct 15)
With one ten-year career in L&D and another ten in IT, Matt Brewer is uniquely positioned to clarify how both functions are perceived by the business and by each other. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Fortune favours the bold (Oct 15)
Summon up the courage to start a new conversation with the business. Prove you add value not just courses, says Laura Overton. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Why Implement eLearning In your Organization? (Nov 15)
5 reasons,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

The Problem with Conventional Web-Based Training (Nov 15)
The widening gap between e-learning and the rest of the Web signals bad news for learning impact. CLOmedia, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

The Three Laws of eLearning Failure (Nov 15)
Few things in life are certain. Even though we are sure that eLearning is certain to succeed, there are, unfortunately, lots of examples to the contrary. However, Marc says that you can count on three laws of eLearning failure. They are not beyond your control if you know what they are. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Who Pays and Who Benefits (Dec 15)
Ask and answer these two questions to increase learning ROI,
Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

6 Signs Employees Need Training, NOW (Nov 15)
Delivering training when employees need it,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Could Analytics Kill the Video Star? (Nov 15)
Are we adopting video too quickly? Streaming video is a provocative communication tool and among the most appreciated by students. But we lack key insights about what actually happens once the video is released, and we have filled many of those insight gaps with assumptions. Have we been wrong? Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Digital Curation - A collection of dusty old curiosities (Oct 15)
Julie Wedgwood reflects on the rise of curation in L&D and gives us a run-down of favourite tried-and-tested tools. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

In the know - tacit and tribal knowledge (Oct 15)
It’s a combination of wisdom, experience, facts, training and learning. But, whatever you call it, tacit knowledge is hard to find and even harder to pin down. Read Julian Stodd’s common sense approach. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Top tips for leading remote teams (Oct 15)
Martin Baker shares best practice, designed to support remote team members, an increasingly common challenge. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Women in eLearning - Micro-inequities Add Up to Macro-inequities (Nov 15)
“Micro-inequities” are our small everyday phrases and actions that, mostly unintentionally, tend to devalue people. Over time these add up and result in oppression and discrimination against certain types or classes of people. This phenomenon has been responsible for much of the content of this series on women in eLearning. How can we achieve equity in our field? You might not expect the answer. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

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Selling and Marketing Education
Nothing this month

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Learning Methods

Are you scared of spiders? (Oct 15)
Learning Needs Analysis - why bother? Sheena Whyatt explains. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Mistakes In eLearning Design And Development (Nov 15)
10 mistakes to avoid,  Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Empowering Innovative eLearning Design - Foundations, Barriers, and Practices (Nov 15)
What does it mean to be an innovative eLearning professional? In an industry where innovation is a popular buzzword and change is the only constant, how can eLearning professionals embrace opportunities to innovate and create sustained value and growth within their organizations? That critical question shapes the future of our profession, and this article provides answers. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Why Implement eLearning In your Organization? (Nov 15)
5 reasons,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Is Gamification Worth It - How Gamification Affects Learner Outcomes? (Nov 15)
Gamification and game-based learning are hot topics in the learning and development field. Capterra and TalentLMS recently conducted a study of learning management systems (LMSs) that incorporated gamification features in order to gain a better understanding of the way those features are being used, and whether they are effective. Here is a summary of their findings. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Content king, technology queen (Oct 15)
Content is important. So too is the technology to deliver it to the end user. “Which is more important?” asks Daniel Mills. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Are Your Learners Tech-Resistant (Nov 15)
7 tips for working with them,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

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Learning
Technology

The Insider's Guide to Authoring Tools Pricing Models (Sep 15)
The key to developing a successful eLearning experience is using every tool at your disposal. But first, you have to know what those tools are and what resources they'll require. If you're trying to build up your eLearning toolbox, then you are in the right place. Below I'll explore the authoring tools pricing models for both installed self-hosted and cloud-based solutions that you might want to consider. ©2015 eLearning Industry

6 Hidden Costs of eLearning Course Authoring Software (Oct 15)
You’ve spent hours researching your next eLearning course authoring software, looking for the solution that meets both your needs and budget. However, before you click that "Buy" button, read this article to discover 6 hidden costs of eLearning course authoring software that every eLearning professional should know about. ©2015 eLearning Industry

The Why and How of Moving eLearning from Flash to HTML5 (Nov 15)
With Flash losing support from major mobile players and HTML5 presenting itself as a promising alternative for eLearning development, moving eLearning to HTML5 is no longer a question of 'if' but 'when'. This eBook simplifies the process and reveals some time-tested solutions for converting your existing Flash-based eLearning to HTML5. ©2015 Upside Learning

Better Together (Nov 15)
Social, mobile, video, portals, gamification and analytics - so much more than individual labels,
©2015 eLearning Age

An evolving journey (Nov 15)
Not "management systems" anymore; the modern learning system is now in town.
©2015 eLearning Age

Four Features Every Knowledge Management System Should Have (Nov 15)
The best knowledge transfer and retention systems are not only digital, but online and collaborative. Choosing an effective knowledge management or learning management system is not an easy task, but there is a small set of key features that ideal systems possess. In fact, there are four such features, outlined in this article, that can guide your evaluation of these systems. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Elearning that packs a punch (Oct 15)
It has never been easier to create impactful bespoke e-learning, says Ken Robertson, Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Reaching remote employees with multi-device learning (Oct 15)
Jake Story advises on the best ways to keep your learners updated – wherever they are in the world. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

When multi-device learning met SMART (Oct 15)
Amit Garg underlines the vital importance of Thinking Smart when developing learning programs in today’s multi-device environment. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Gamification and the evolution of e-learning (Oct 15)
Tech-savvy learners are driving the demand for the gamification of learning. There is everything to play for, and that’s good news for organisations, says Rob Caul. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

The Microlearning Millennial Myth (Nov 15)
Understanding the truth,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

The intrepid learner (Oct 15)
Increasingly, learning is an active, self-directed adventure – not a fixed, dictated group activity. As a result, mobile devices are putting learners firmly in the driving seat, says Gerry Griffin. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

The M-Learning Movement (Nov 15)
It’s a way to create a more dynamic experience,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Five Tips for Introducing Mobile Learning (Nov 15)
Create, collaborate, curate. These are the key workflows for all instructional design efforts, including mobile learning. But how do you decide on the content itself? Here are five tips that will help you with that most essential step. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Ten principles of successful mobile learning (Oct 15)
Follow Tim Buff’s Ten Key Steps ensuring performance improvement. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

On-Camera Instruction (Nov 15)
Leverage effective video for training with four core elements: great message design; on-camera presence; visual staging; and technical quality. Training Magazine,
©2015 Lakewood Media Group

Interactive video - a lean-forward learning experience (Oct 15)
Learner expectations have rocketed alongside advances in home media and personal technology. Rob Hubbard re-imagines face-to-face training to fill the expanding expectations gap. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Solving the puzzle of games (Oct 15)
There’s a gap between the aspiration to use games in workplace training – and actually doing so. Louise Pasterfield explores the broad range of game approaches that can be used to support learning. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

How to design a training session for the online classroom (Oct 15)
The good news is you don’t have to start from scratch. Jo Cook outlines the similarities and differences between live online classrooms and face-to-face events, to reveal what can be adapted and what must be created. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

11 Tips for Choosing the Best Learning Management System (Nov 14)
In this article, I'll share 11 tips that will help you to choose the best learning management system (LMS) based on your company’s needs. From scalability to usability, I will delve into the various things you may want to consider when searching for your Best Learning Management System. ©2015 eLearning Industry

11 Tips to Create a Winning LMS RFI (Nov 14)
In many respects, an LMS Request for Information (RFI) is the first step in the LMS research process, and it can give you the opportunity to formulate an eLearning plan and budget before you even begin assessing potential LMS vendors. In this article, I'll share 11 tips to create a winning LMS RFI. ©2015 eLearning Industry

9 Questions to Help You Select the Best Learning Management System (Mar 14)
Globally, companies and organizations spent between $1.8 and $1.9 billion on learning management systems in 2013, according to Bersin & Associates. With big dollars at stake, it’s important to find the best learning management system to meet your needs. These 9 questions will help you focus your search, selection, and implementation efforts. ©2015 eLearning Industry

Blur the Lines (Nov 15)
What does LMS mean to your business?
©2015 eLearning Age

The power of collaboration (Nov 15)
You can move beyond the LMS feature war into a better place where everyone wins.
©2015 eLearning Age

4 Steps to Get More from Your LMS (Nov 15)
Some 38 percent of companies are actively looking to replace their current learning management system (LMS) according to Brandon Hall Group research. Here are some critical calls to action to help organizations rethink their approach to learning technologies. Training Magazine, ©2015 Lakewood Media Group

Where the LMS Is Heading (Nov 15)
A few capabilities that will impact LMS. Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Measuring the success of your LMS (Nov 15)
Would you say the launch of your LMS was a 'successful test'? Well this month Kineo teams up with Boost to help you measure your LMS and see whether it truly was that successful. ©2015 City and Guilds Kineo

What Makes an Effective Learning Portal - Here are 7 Key Points to Consider (Oct 15)
Are you considering using a learning portal for your organization? Not sure what to look for or what’s out there? This article will guide you through seven key points you need to consider when evaluating a learning portal. ©2015 eLearning Industry

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Social Media for Learning

Tools for Social Innovation (Dec 15)
Build a learning culture for social entrepreneurs within your organization, Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Social learning - are you doing it right? (Oct 15)
Social Learning is having a moment. It’s an old concept but a range of new tools has brought it right back into focus. Lars Hyland clarifies why is it important, and what you should do about it. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Think Like Marketing (Nov 15)
Is learning and development using social media to step up its strategic alignment with business?
©2015 eLearning Age

What's in a Name (Nov 15)
Is social learning just another bandwagon or can it make a real difference to your business?
©2015 eLearning Age

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Case Studies and Projects

McKinsey is MOOCing on Up (Dec 15)
McKinsey & Co. managed to not only make MOOCs appealing but also made sure the learning transferred immediately to clients. Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

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Measuring Education Value

10 Myths about Learning and Performance (Dec 15)
Check your understanding of the connection, say Jack and Patti Phillips, Chief Learning Officer, ©2015 Media Tec Publishing

Holistic learning measurement (Oct 15)
Learning measurement has become an important L&D initiative for companies around the world. Dani Johnson explains. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

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Processes/Managing Costs/Outsourcing

Include Lost Opportunity in the Total Cost of Training (Nov 15)
There are many factors to consider when calculating the total cost of training. It is not enough to determine the development costs; one must also determine the delivery costs to arrive at an accurate result. Most of us already know that. However, when calculating the total cost of training, we sometimes forget to include the cost of lost opportunity. Here’s how to identify that cost! Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

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Skills Gap/Technical Certification

Big Bang Required (Nov 15)
Closing the digital learning skills gap, by Clive Shepherd,
©2015 eLearning Age

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Special Interest Groups

A Couple of Training Partner Topics (Nov 15) plus charts
Lauren Thibodeau led discussions to cover Training Partner Instructor certification practices – What do you do? How is it working? and Avoiding direct and indirect business conflicts – What are you doing? How is it working? Using Training Partners SIG, Nov 12, 2015

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And, Finally.....

 

 

   
The stranger and the ginger nuts story (making assumptions, think before you act, different perspectives)

At the airport after a tiring business trip, a lady's return flight was delayed. She went to the airport shop, bought a book, a coffee and a small packet containing five ginger nut biscuits. The airport was crowded and she found a seat in the lounge, next to a stranger.

After a few minutes' reading she became absorbed in her book. She took a biscuit from the packet and began to drink her coffee. To her great surprise, the stranger in the next seat calmly took one of the biscuits and ate it. Stunned, she couldn't bring herself to say anything, nor even to look at the stranger. Nervously, she continued reading. After a few minutes she slowly picked up and ate the third biscuit. Incredibly, the stranger took the fourth ginger nut and ate it, then to the woman's amazement, he picked up the packet and offered her the last biscuit. This being too much to tolerate, the lady angrily picked up her belongings, gave the stranger an indignant scowl and marched off to the boarding gate, where her flight was now ready.

Flustered and enraged, she reached inside her bag for her boarding ticket, and found her unopened packet of ginger nuts...

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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
CEdMA-Europe
mike@dowsey.net

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