CEdMA-Europe Members' Newsletter -
January 2016

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

Partner SIG, "How to reduce training partner/direct training business conflict", Thu 7 Jan, 12pm Eastern
Session number 792 839 019, password "sig2016"
Lauren Thibodeau of Kinaxis, SIG Chair, invites you to participate in a deep dive on how to reduce training partner/direct training business conflict. Hear operationally how a number of colleagues have done this by segmenting customers into direct/indirect accounts, segmenting responsibility of who does what, and segmenting the curriculum for who delivers what.

E-learning and Virtual Classroom SIG, “Exploring the future of eLearning”, Tue Jan 12, 12pm Eastern
Session number: 792 415 715, password "sig2016"
Lyn Bennett of Kronos, the new SIG chair, will lead a discussion around the following questions, but will need input and comment from YOU! Is eLearning already old fashioned and do you expect its further declining? Which platforms are most suitable for modern eLearning distribution? How do we account for Cloud, where software is updated more regularly and provides a more flexible set of features to users?

Certification SIG, "Three more fast-moving topics", Fri Jan 22, 12pm Eastern
Session number: 797 170 417, password "sig2016"
Peter Manijak of Pega Systems, SIG Chair, invites you to an hour of fast-moving topics: Rebooting a Certification Program - a member’s experience, Re-Certification - what are programs doing today? - open forum, and Exam update process/cycle - what are the triggers? - open forum.

Curriculum Design and Development SIG, "Three interesting questions for discussion", Thu Jan 28, 12pm Eastern
Session number: 795 016 354, password "sig2016"
Latha Sethuraman of ProofPoint, the new SIG Chair, will lead a discussion around the following questions, but will need input and comment from YOU! What KPIs are relevant to course/curriculum development specifically and what is it that members are tracking/monitoring? How much gamification should be included in content? Single sourcing – how real is it? Any success stories in the membership group?

CEdMA Europe Workshop, "Technical Training Manager Development", 2 Feb 1300-1700 GMT at Juniper Networks, Addlestone, Surrey
The objective of the workshop is to gather member input in the design of the Technical Training Manager Development Program. It gives CEdMA Europe members the opportunity to hear about and discuss the program content and in break-out groups influence the content and style of the program overall and the individual subject areas.

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Recent Articles from the Education and Training Press

 
   


Reviews and Current Trends

Commitment to Learning Continues (Dec 15)
Despite the increasing use of technology to deliver training, there’s still a high use of traditional classroom-based training across organizations. It's all in the ATD State of the Industry Report. TD Magazine, ©2015 ATD

Best of Elearning! Awards honor 100 Top Solutions (Dec 15)
The winners of the 11th Annual Best of Elearning! awards include well-known brands and many new brands. Which of these 100 winners will be your next ‘must-have’ solution? Elearning!, ©2015 B2B Media Co

Key Trends 2016 (Dec 15)
This report covers 10 key trends impacting our industry, with a focus on how to better engage the adult learner to ensure training is effectively applied on the job. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

A Look Ahead - Learning Trends for 2016 (Dec 15) plus deck
2015 was an exciting year for learning professionals. We continued to push the boundaries of learning and experienced many interesting developments in areas such as microlearning and gamification. In 2016, we should see more powerful changes as these technologies mature and converge. Training Industry Webinar, Dec 17, 2015

Road Hazards and Learning Support Technologies for 2016 (Dec 15)
This isn’t a “crystal ball” vision that absolutely predicts what will happen in 2016, but it does point out two disruptive technologies that will definitely affect us in the learning field, and it offers suggestions to help you evaluate technologies you may be thinking about adopting. Then, there are the trends that will make a difference to your success in 2016. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Out with the Old and in with the New (Dec 15)
It’s the time of year when the experts weigh in with their pronouncements about what’s “out” and what’s “in,” so here is Marc’s totally non-scientific take on the ins and the outs for our field in 2016.
Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Is L&D World Splitting In Two? (Dec 15)
A commentary,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Trendlines from Elearning! (Dec 15)
Elearning!, ©2015 B2B Media Co

Enabling Virtual Learning Content for Employees, Partners, and Customers (Nov 15)
Xerox Learning Solutions and Training Industry, Inc. surveyed a total of 236 organizations to explore how they enable virtual learning content for a variety of stakeholders and audiences. This report summarizes the results of this investigation. ©2015 Training Industry Inc

Employee Training - a Grade Card from the Employee Perspective (Dec 15)
Training is a $200 billion industry globally. Employees spend thousands of hours to improve performance and knowledge. But what is the true value of training from the employee’s perspective? Discover how learners ‘grade’ training efforts in this unique industry study. Elearning!, ©2015 B2B Media Co

The very BEST get it - People Matter (Nov 15)
This year’s BEST Award winners invest resources in their people and use talent development as a strategic business tool to get results, TD Magazine, ©2015 ATD

Headstrong (Nov 15)
Crowdsourcing is making knowledge workers collectively smarter. TD Magazine, ©2015 ATD

Machines will Change how we Learn (Jan 16)
Companies must come to terms with the digital transformation and lay the foundation for change. Chief Learning Officer, ©2016 Media Tec Publishing

The impact of technology (Dec 15)
Jake Story posits the need for more strategic approaches to learning in the rapidly changing and volatile atmosphere that surrounds twenty-first century organisations. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Are you getting SMAC right? (Dec 15)
Thinking about integrating Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud within enterprise learning? Sunder Ramachandran cuts through the clutter. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

In the know - tacit and tribal knowledge (Dec 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

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Training Manager/Director Development

Specification or Personalization? (Jan 16)
Weave design knowledge into a world of learning choice, says Elliott Masie, Chief Learning Officer, ©2016 Media Tec Publishing

3 Ways to Flip the Classroom (Jan 16)
Classrooms can be a place of enablement, not just where information is shared,
Chief Learning Officer, ©2016 Media Tec Publishing

Why Failing Fast is good for Business (Jan 16)
In a startup, or in any business environment, failing fast, or knowing when to fold and when to redirect, not only offers key development opportunities but also can be great for business.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2016 Media Tec Publishing

Extending learning into the workflow (Dec 15)
Real learning is not a series of events, but a continuous process, says Charles Jennings. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

Distinguishing fad from trend (Dec 15)
Learning professionals must be able to distinguish fad from trend, says Karl Kapp. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

Three core values driving today's workforce (Dec 15)
Employee engagement reduces turnover and drives performance. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

Leaving a Learning Legacy - Developing Pervasive and Perpetual Learning (Dec 15)
By creating do-it-yourself learning experiences, learners can grow beyond a training event. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

Ensuring your training success on a global scale (Dec 15)
Localization of training content requires diligent planning to ensure a smooth process. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

Create your own annual learning report to boost visibility and credibility (Dec 15)
Jan Rijken and Boy Wijenbergh explain how to increase your credibility with key business stakeholders. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Who do you think you're talking to? (Dec 15)
Ruth Chandler stresses the importance of knowing your audience when delivering key messages through learning. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Looking at the Bigger Picture (Jan 16)
When it comes to creating the business outcomes that companies want, keeping a 360-degree view of what strategic learning is and how initiatives are built can make all the difference.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2016 Media Tec Publishing

Lost in translation - re-imaging L&D (Dec 15)
Lynda Donovan calls for better informed organisation-wide communication to tear down the barriers that exist between L&D and other departments. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Learn to compete (Dec 15)
Are you losing the talent war? Paul Fenwick suggests five ways to turn your training into a competitive weapon. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Playing the Right Game to Win (Dec 15)
The proper strategy for building an enablement program is to define the sales competencies you need to focus on before trying to fix the problem.
TD Magazine, ©2015 ATD

When Learning Functions Merge (Jan 16)
What happens to the learning departments when two companies combine? Well, that depends on the learning leaders’ attitude and strategy.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2016 Media Tec Publishing

Top tips for tackling employee burnout (Dec 15)
Martin Baker offers advice from the Toolkit for Managers to help avoid stress among the workforce. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors (Nov 15)
To deal with difficult participants, you first need to understand the reasons for their behavior, TD Magazine, ©2015 ATD

What's in a name? (Dec 15)
When are suppliers not suppliers? When they’re partners, says Asi Degani. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Re-skilling Women - Could eLearning Be the Answer (Dec 15)
In India, the low literacy level in women has a dramatic socio-economic impact. Girls frequently drop out of school, for many reasons. Being economically dependent on their male family members takes away their ability to make or express their choices. eLearning could make a huge difference in this situation, and this article outlines how.
Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

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Selling and Marketing Education

Brand your Learning Portal (Dec 15)
Marketing isn’t just for generating new sales. In fact, you could argue persuasively that marketing ought to be a core competency for training departments. Elearning!, ©2015 B2B Media Co

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Learning Methods

14 tools to boost those writing skills (Dec 15)
Antonio Tooley explains how to make modern technology work for you and your learners by beating those age-old problems – procrastination, distraction and lack of inspiration. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Less is More (Dec 17)
Unfortunately, for learners too many people have the hierarchical clout to push bloated content through. Here, Binnaz Cubukcu explains what you can do about those content hijackers. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Brain Science and Learning Effectiveness (Dec 15)
How to leverage “brain science” to create learning that really engages learners and actually improves performance. Elearning!, ©2015 B2B Media Co

Applying a scientific approach to training (Dec 15)
Applying a scientific approach to training can drive learning outcomes. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

Engagement and performance via learning personalisation (Dec 15)
Caroline Walmsley looks at the key business needs driving engagement, performance and the new opportunities of personalised learning content. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Rise of the Learnbot (Dec 15)
The ability to track learner preferences can enhance training and development. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

Instructional Design Explained (Dec 15)
Interview with George Joeckel,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

The evolution of e-learning in blended programmes (Dec 15)
Ruth Singleton traces the irresistible rise of blended learning from pre-history to performance tool. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Hybrid, Mixed-mode, or Blended Learning - Better Results with eLearning (Dec 15)
Blended learning (also known as hybrid or mixed-mode) combines classroom instruction with online methods. It can help you launch eLearning, it can help you make classroom courses more cost effective, and it can provide many other benefits, including better results. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

70-20-10 decades on - what's changed (Dec 15)
The impact of workforce demographics, social networking and the internet means that intelligent talent management is more vital than ever. Ian Baxter explains. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

MOOCs For Corporate Learning (Dec 15)
Do completions matter?
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Online Learning - 70-20-10, No Longer Applicable (Dec 15)
Here's why,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

How to Reinforce your Sales Training (Dec 15)
Three best practices,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

How to turn highly technical content into an engaging learner experience (Dec 15)
Breaking down technical content is the key to developing an engaging training program. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

Personalizing the user experience in a world of blur (Dec 15)
Personalizing training can enhance the learner experience. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

How to Engage Online Learners (Dec 15)
Apply these techniques to help presenters overcome their fears and create highly engaging learning experiences, Elearning!, ©2015 B2B Media Co

The intrepid learner (Dec 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

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Learning
Technology

Life After Flash (Dec 15)
On Monday, November 30, 2015, Adobe announced that Flash Professional CC will be replaced by Adobe Animate CC in early 2016. It’s the same program, only the name is changing. This change has sparked confusion and concerns, but here is some advice about what to do next. Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

Three Reasons Why cmi5 Is Better Than SCORM (Dec 15)
cmi5, the new specification from ADL, is solving many of the persistent problems with SCORM that learners, as well as content developers, have had to contend with. Here’s an update on how Sandstone, the current beta of cmi5, is addressing the issues of pop-up windows, distributed content, and data storage.
Learning Solutions Magazine, ©2015 eLearning Guild

eLearning Specialties (Dec 15)
7 specialties that are on the rise, Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Creating engaging e-learning for the multi-device world (Dec 15)
Amit Garg says real engagement in the modern learning environment is achievable with a combination of several vital elements. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Characters and engagement in digital learning (Dec 15)
Charles Foot advocates getting your learners to invest emotionally in any characters you create to enhance digital learning. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Personas and the learning ecosystem (Dec 15)
Allison Anderson explains how building ‘personas’ can help your enterprise towards a fuller understanding of your learners. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Why mLearning is the Way to Go (Dec 15)
It’s more effective and engaging,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

mLearning May Not Be Right for You - Here's Why (Dec 15)
Sometimes it seems that you cannot go a day without hearing a mention of mLearning (mobile learning) in our little eLearning world. The market opportunity being spoken of is truly huge – a recent report by research firm Markets and Markets pegged the total spend on mobile learning in 2020 at $ 37.6 billion. Pretty much every player in the space has to sit up and take notice of such numbers. There has been a lot written about situations where mLearning should become the preferred choice. That being said, though, what are the downsides? What are the situations where you should consider not climbing on to the mLearning bandwagon? ©2015 eLearning Industry

Mobile learning - Beyond the Hype (Dec 15)
It’s destined to stay here from the word go,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Mobile learning - beyond the hype (Dec 15)
While welcoming the latest technological trends in mobile learning creation, Geoffroy de Lestrange stresses that content and context remain as vital as they ever were. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

The mobile device as learning anchor (Dec 15)
In the Internet of Things, are mobile devices becoming the Swiss-army knife of learning delivery? Bianca Fuentes explores. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

The Art and Science of Gamification (Dec 15)
Content from multiple areas is gathered in one publication to create the ultimate resource for learning about games and gamification. Whether you’re just getting started in the area or want a new viewpoint, this eBook will help change the way you think about this hot topic. ©2015 eLearning Guild

Gamification - the secret to success in workplace learning (Dec 15)
What’s the biggest problem with workplace learning? In a word: engagement (or the lack thereof), says Juliette Denny. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Effective Gamification Design (Dec 15)
Make progress obvious in gamification for learning. Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Interactive video is about to get disruptive (Dec 15)
While video is arguably the most engaging and popular way to deliver online learning – it is largely underused and unresolved in the workplace. All that is set to change, says James Cory-Wright. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

Five key questions to ask when choosing an LMS (Dec 15)
A Learning Management System is a big investment – and the wrong decision can be costly. Lars Hyland steers around the perils and pitfalls. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

The invisible LMS (Dec 15)
The Invisible LMS is here. Problem is, learners can still see it, says Andy Wooler. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

In and Beyond the Classroom, which Learning Management System to Choose (Dec 15)
Every institution in the world is getting stuck when deciding about the proper Learning Management System (LMS) to be used. With different challenges in education among institutions, as well as with the availability of large number of eLearning solutions, institutions need to choose a Learning Management System that works in and beyond the classroom. ©2015 eLearning Industry

5 Reasons Organizations Will Demand a Cloud-Based LMS in 2016 (Dec 15)
Infographic, ©2015 eLearning Industry

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Social Media for Learning

Lifetime Training's transformation to a social learning organisation (Dec 15)
In this case study Philip Whitehouse outlines how training provider Lifetime Training Group has revolutionised the way it communicates, collaborates and learns. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

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Case Studies and Projects

SAP's Learning Superhero (Jan 16)
The software company’s learning leader Jenny Dearborn saves the day with a business-focused approach that incorporates metrics and culture to engage learners across the company.
Chief Learning Officer, ©2016 Media Tec Publishing

Social Learning - 4 Habits you should Form (Nov 15)
We live in the Social Age: a time when the ways we work and learn have changed beyond recognition. United and connected by collaborative technology, we are able to discover new things, solve problems, more widely share new ideas and our stories, effortlessly and directly. In this Guide, we are going to explore learning in the Social Age and think of ways to help you be more effective. ©2015 www.totaralms.com

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Measuring Education Value

Three ways to gain leadership support for your learning efforts (Dec 15)
Build credibility for your learning initiatives by demonstrating the business value of training. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

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Processes/Managing Costs/Outsourcing

5 Best Practices Learned While Training in 15 Countries (Dec 15)
International training has its challenges, but these can be overcome with planning and forethought. Training Magazine, ©2015 Lakewood Media Group

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Skills Gap/Technical Certification

Online certification testing is growing in popularity (Nov 15)
Rapid advances in technology have seen learning and testing methods evolve significantly in recent years, making both academic learning and skills-based professional and vocational education accessible to more and more people across the world. Cloud and mobile technologies have changed the way we learn, work and socialize. Like other aspects of everyday human experience, learning and testing have also become easily accessible and more convenient. CertMag, ©2015 Gocertify

Deskilled (Dec 15)
Future belongs to highly skilled and conscientious professionals,
Technology Enabled Learning Excellence, ©2015 HR.com

Why yesterday's skills aren't enough to survive today's digital transformation (Dec 15)
Organizations must rethink the way they develop their people to fill the skills gap. Training Industry Magazine, Winter 2015, ©2015 Training Industry Inc

The future of learning - in 2025 (Dec 15)
With the shelf-life of skills shrinking by the day, can we place our bets on skills we’ll need long term? The answer is a resounding “yes”, says Peter Talmers. Inside Learning Technologies and Skills, ©2015 CloserStill L&D

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Special Interest Groups

Remote Item Development, Online Proctored Testing Update and Recertification Rules Update (Dec 15) plus deck
Peter Manijak of Pega Systems
introduced the following topics in turn and each of them provoked a highly interactive discussion:

  • Remote Item Development, presented by Barry Smith
  • Online Proctored Testing Update
  • Recertification Rules Update.

Certification SIG, Dec 4, 2015

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And, Finally.....

 

 

   


Measuring by averages story (analysis, measurement, statistics)

Three statisticians went hunting in the woods. Before long, one of them pointed to a plump pigeon in a tree, and the three of them stopped and took aim. The first fired, missing the bird by a couple of inches to the left. Immediately afterwards the second fired, but also missed, a couple of inches to the right. The third put down his gun exclaiming, "Great shooting lads, on average I reckon we got it..."

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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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