• Basic eLearning

    What is an Avatar and Why Use Them?

    An avatar is an animated image used in eLeanring. Avatars can look like people and even look like personalities. But why use them? Studies have shown that when a learner sees and hears a person like figure in an online lesson, they try harder to learn and understand the information being taught. Some companies have…

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    CSTD Learn @ Work Week

    As anyone who has been reading my posts knows, I am a big proponent of companies who invest in the knowledge their employees aquire. I was happy this past week at a client’s to see them promote and advertise what they are doing for the Canadian Society for Training and Development’s (CSTD) Learn @ Work…

  • Technology & Devices

    Mobile Learning on the iPad

    The iPad, the latest and greatest Tablet to enter the marketplace in a long time. I have used tablet computers before but nothing like this. So let’s talk about how this one device can change the mobile learning space. Smartphones are small light and basically a little computer in your pocket. The iPad takes most…

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    Outmodels in the wild

    This is an amazing article/statement along with the photo I found on Flickr. It is so cool I had to present it here as part of my eLearning blog. I would love to hear what you think of it! An organized system of learned behavior that is a total way of life of a people….

  • Basic eLearning

    mLearning, the Next Generation

    You have heard of classroom learning, blended learning and eLearning, now here comes mLearning! mLearning or Mobile learning uses mobile devices such as smartphones and iPod touches and even iPads to provide learning to the student. A great example of this is in the ESL arena. Students learning English can walk down the street, listening…

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    Just in Time – Learning

    Just-in-Time Learning, provides you with ability to learn and develop a skill, quickly and just at the appropriate time. For example, You are completing a special application for a client, that just happens to be siiting across from you. You know this form but are not sure of all the components, and how to complete…

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    The Fifth Discipline – Learning

    Peter Senge wrote in his book The Fifth Discipline, “The ability to learn faster than your competitor may be the only sustainable competitve advantage”. So what Peter may be saying is, if you encourage your employees or organization to continue to learn, and are adapt at performing conitnuous learning better than your competitor, it will give…

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    Life Long Learning

    The CEO of Motorola once said ” Motorola no longer wants to hire engineers with a four year degree. Instead, we want employees to have a 40 year degree.“. What he was talking about is Life Long Learning. Many companies are now proponents of continuous learning for their employees and clients versus getting a degree…

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    Death of the all day software training session

    Many years ago I attended or facilitated many training sessions, partularly computer software training that were one or more days long. We conducted things this way because it was felt important for people to get as much information as possible for the best time they had available and buck. Many instances of what I call…