Archive for 2017


Why curriculum analysis and design is key to successful content curation

The Business of Learning
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Perhaps it’s an unusual analogy, but when I think of learning leaders’ attitude toward content curation,  I can't help but think about what my mother would tell me when I wanted to move on to dessert. "Eat your vegetables or you don't get any dessert", comes to mind. In today’s learning organizations, it’s sometimes easier [...]
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WHY LEARNING LEADERS SHOULD CARE ABOUT xAPI

Technology & Learning
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This year marks its 20th anniversary of the SCORM standard. Even so, SCORM Version 1.2 is still the dominant standard for formal learning, for most organizational learning technologists.  Lots of effort was spent advancing the standard to the SCORM 2004 version but, by this time, the 1.2 version was so entrenched for web based courses, it [...]
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Content Curation in Times of Uncertainty

The Business of Learning
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Click here for more information. If you’ve heard it once, you’ll have probably heard it a thousand times – today’s world is increasingly described as being a VUCA one – that is more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous than it ever has been before. It’s a world where new skills not only need to be […]

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Micro-learning Creates Relevant & Effective Learning Experiences

Workforce Development
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Micro-Learning It is exciting to see the learning industry’s interest in developing and delivering learning content in smaller units. As units of learning are designed at a more granular level, we can deliver content that is more relevant to the learner, which leverages the learner’s context. As an Instructional Systems Designer (ISD), my goal is […]

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Beethoven, Miles Davis and a Learning Management System Walk into a Bar….

The Business of Learning
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The Role of Improvisation in Learning Ecosystems I can never quite remember the punchline to that one, but I’m pretty sure it’s something about a “staff virus in ¾ time.”  Learning has always has a shared vocabulary with music, we talk about the rhythm or ‘cadence’ of a lesson, get concerned about the ‘tone’ of […]

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Social Learning: Current Trends and Future Challenges?

Workforce Development
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No discussion on learning innovation could possibly leave out social learning. This form of learning is fast becoming mainstream as interactions at work increasingly replicate those in our social lives. “Social collaboration is one of the most natural and effective ways people have used to share and apply knowledge, so it is common sense that […]

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