Traditional Training Has a Lot of Peripheral Costs but Failure to Train = Catastrophic Liability As an agency head, I was constantly coping with the ebb and flow of funding. Sadly, the latter years saw more ebbing than flowing. Budget reductions and unanticipated shortfalls necessitated a relentless cycle of reprioritization, force reductions, equipment replacement, schedule modifications, reductions in services, deferred purchases, consolidations, and all the other things that executives do[…]READ MORE about Dilemma: Training in an Era of Budget Constraint
In this white paper Linda Warren and Mike Hruska discuss the significance of the Experience API also known as xAPI and “Tin Can”. The jump from SCORM to xAPI is a big one and learning managers and designers need to be aware of the limitations of SCORM and how xAPI is designed to address them. The paper helps you gain basic knowledge of terms and an understanding of the standards that provide[…]READ MORE about White Paper: eLearning Reporting Standards: SCORM and Tin Can
If you’ve ever needed to create accessible captions for your video, you don’t have to look much further than Camtasia Studio 8.1. It’s a highly user-friendly piece of software that you can try out for 30 days before making the decision to buy it. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to add captions underneath your video (the most accessible way possible) to your video using Camtasia Studio 8.1. […]READ MORE about Adding Accessible Captions to a Video in Camtasia Studio 8.1
We all know that objectives provide the foundation for training design and performance improvement. A challenge in the training industry is how to communicate this information to our target audience without creating a mind-numbingly dull introduction. Novices in the training world frequently think the only legitimate way to start a lesson is with the list of learning or performance objectives we used as the framework to design the training. My[…]READ MORE about Controversy over Objectives – How to Communicate Objectives to your Learners
Bill Taylor’s post on the Harvard Business Review’s Blog Network really got me thinking this week. The question he poses is whether you are learning as fast as the world changes, and Taylor leaves readers with three takeaways, centered around the idea of diversity in learning: The best leaders (and learners) have the widest field of vision. Avoid stale sources of information, and take a cue from Steve Jobs: diverse[…]READ MORE about Diversity & Learning – What’s Missing from Your Internet?