Archive for Blended & Learning Tech

The discussion – The Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning

The online discussion on the Mechanics of MOOCs for Employee Learning was attended by over 50 Learning professionals. One of the interesting components of webinar was discussion this scenario: Lauren, the head of a business unit, [...]

Blending MOOC on Public Speaking at JLT Group

JLT Group is one of the world’s largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services including an office of over 850 employees in Mumbai, India Massive open online course (MOOC) is [...]

MOOCs for Organisational Learning – Conversation with Kevin Werbach – Wharton School

I recently participated in a MOOC (Massively Open Online Course) on Gamification along with 66,000 fellow learners run by Kevin Werbach. Associate Professor, The Wharton School. I thoroughly enjoyed the MOOC and learnt a lot from [...]

M-Learning’s dirty little secrets

I have a confession to make. At my workplace a little while ago, I created a smartphone-friendly version of our online induction course. Ownership of smartphones is relatively common in this corner of the world, and [...]

Usability and e-Learning – The Critical Connection

An interface is the medium via which the human (user) interacts with the product or application. The design of an interface whether it is a hand-held device, a cockpit, a console or a website, impacts human [...]

When Social means Business …

Last week news was abounding that Microsoft are about to announce their acquisition of social media company Yammer for $1.2B. Although not yet confirmed, it comes hot on the heels of other social media buy outs [...]

Open source in corporate learning – The need to take it seriously.

The world of learning has been buffeted by the GFC and its after effects. Almost all forms of learning have been impacted. In Australia, as in other parts of the world, corporate training budgets have been [...]

Gartner’s top tech 2012 predictions: Impact on learning at 3 levels

The highly respected information technology research and advisory company Gartner has made the top 10 enterprise technology predictions for 2012. You can access the presentation and webinar here   This blog posting attempts to translate these trends [...]

WARNING, social netWORK AHEAD

I’ve been reading with interest recent articles and blog posts proclaiming that social practices won’t work in the enterprise. Posts such as ‘You ready to fail at social networking’ and the excellent post from Jeevan Joshi  [...]

Find the need, demonstrate the value

In order to understand a tool, you have to use it. In order to understand its value you have to apply its use to something to see whether it improves a task or an issue. Until [...]