Oct 13, 2011

Blended Learning Case Studies: How Brick and Mortar Schools are Taking Advantage of Online Learning Options

Michael B. Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a not-for-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. He is the coauthor of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns (McGraw-Hill: June 2008) with Harvard Business School Professor and bestselling author Clayton M. Christensen and Curtis W. Johnson, president of the Citistates Group. BusinessWeek named the book one of the 10 Best Innovation & Design Books of 2008, Strategy + Business awarded it the best human capital book of 2008, Newsweek named it as the 14th book on its list of “Fifty Books for Our Times,” and the National Chamber Foundation named it first among its 10 “Books that Drive the Debate 2009.”
Ms. Gloria Keaton, Instructional Coordinator with the Office of Alternative Programs in Prince George's County Public School will speak about ACCESS Online - a blended program that opened its doors in September, 2010.
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Date: Wednesday, Oct. 19th
Time: 2:00pm ET/11:00am PT
Duration: 1 hour

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Get Interactive in Your Classroom - Webinar

Get Interactive in Your Classroom!
How to transform existing classroom whiteboards and walls into interactive teaching spaces
Did you know that you can easily transform your classroom’s standard whiteboard or even its walls into an interactive whiteboard? With technology from Sony and Luidia teachers and students can interact in new and exciting ways with a fully functional interactive board created from an existing classroom surface!
Learn how to unleash the potential of this amazing technology and how to easily and effectively use an interactive whiteboard all day, for a variety of daily K-8 classroom activities and management.
During this webinar, you will learn:
  • How to transform existing classroom whiteboards and walls into interactive teaching spaces
  • Infuse Interactivity throughout the day with examples of actual lessons
  • Create a flexible and powerful learning environment for students
  • Bring Lessons to life with rich interactive tools and media
Presenters :
Kathryn Hunt, Sr Manager Sales Enablement, Luidia Inc. 
Shari Sentlowitz, Sony Electronics, Inc, National Manager, Education and Government Solutions 

Thursday October 13, 2011 | 1 pm PST / 4 pm EST
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Is your organization ready to rapidly meet the needs of mobile learners ?

Is  your organization ready to rapidly meet the needs of mobile learners?

There’s no doubt that the Learning & Development industry has been profoundly influenced by the rapid adoption of the iPad and other tablets. Learn more about current trends and best practices for developing to for this new platform and other emerging tablets by registering for this one-hour webcast.

Based on ongoing research, Mary Laplante, Vice President and Lead Analyst with Outsell, will present strategies for:

• Developing content that creates compelling experiences on tablets and other mobile devices
• Leveraging existing content for rapid iPad/tablet deployment
• Enabling continuous updates of learning content based on user commentary and ratings
• Showing the ROI of deploying a single-source content strategy

All registered attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Outsell’s latest white paper,“Smart Strategies for Mobile Learning Content Development.”

About Mary Laplante

Mary has more than 27 years of experience in standards, publishing, software marketing, and research and consulting arenas. As a member of the  Content Technology Practice at Outsell, Inc., she covers content globalization, digital publishing, and XML.

Outsell is a research and advisory firm that helps the world’s publishers, information providers, and enterprise marketers grow revenue, deliver superior solutions, optimize their clients’ performance, and thrive in a fast-changing global digital market.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
12pm MST
2pm EST

Webinar : LearningLeaks: How Secure is Your LMS ?

Even with the widespread coverage of the theft of personal information, intellectual property and other asset misappropriation, many enterprises and government agencies still underestimate their vulnerability to security threats when it comes to learning, talent or HR management systems. As repositories for highly confidential – and sensitive – information, it’s important for businesses to keep these systems safe.

Join us for this TrainingIndustry.com webinar, sponsored by NetDimensions, as we share with you best practices to keep your business intelligence safe and secure. Our panel of analysts, executives and experts will interact with you as they help you understand the threats you face and the solutions that are available.

Our online panel of industry luminaries will show you:

•  The business drivers, risks, and regulations associated with security and your LMS/TMS/HRMS.
•  The types of security threats that may affect these applications based on a review of recent breaches.
•  The impact of social media & mobile learning in security & privacy.
•  Security considerations for moving to a SaaS model vs. an on-premise model.
•  The importance of the different standards (SAS 70, ISO 27001, Safe Harbor).
•  Best practices for securing your people data and your information.

Register today for this free, one-hour webinar.

Cushing Anderson, Program Vice President, IDC
David Wilson, Founder & Managing Director, Elearnity
Don Fergus, CISSP/CRISC Senior Advisor, InfoSec and IT Risk Services, Intekras
Jay Shaw, CEO & Managing Director, NetDimensions

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Interactive Lectures is not an Oxymoron - Webinar

Session Description
The lecture method is the most ridiculed training technique because it involves passive learning on the part of the participant. In contrast, Interactive Lectures involve the participants in the learning process while providing complete control to the instructor. These activities enable a quick and easy conversion of a passive presentation into an interactive experience. We will explore different types of interactive lectures that incorporate built-in quizzes, interspersed tasks, and teamwork interludes.

About Tracy Tagliati
Tracy Tagliati, CPLP knows how to engage the learner. As the training manager at Move, Inc. and an associate at the Thiagi Group, Tracy works directly with key executives and managers to conduct performance analyses and develop customized programs using a rapid instructional design approach. Her specialty is activities-based training in both instructor-led and web-based environments. She has co-authored two books with Thiagi on topics relating to interactive learning techniques and has presented at numerous international conferences. Her mission is helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably. She is active in ASTD, ISPI and the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA).

About Thiagi
Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan is the Resident Mad Scientist at The Thiagi Group, an organization with the mission of helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably.
Thiagi's long-term clients include AT&T, Arthur Andersen, Bank of Montreal, Cadence Design Systems, Chevron, IBM, Intel, Intelsat, United Airlines, and Liberty Mutual. On a short-term basis, Thiagi has worked with more than 50 different organizations in high-tech, financial services, and management consulting areas. For these clients, Thiagi has consulted and conducted training in such areas as rightsizing, diversity, creativity, teamwork, customer satisfaction, human performance technology, and organizational learning.
Thiagi has published 40 books, 120 games and simulations, and more than 200 articles. He wrote the definitive chapters on simulations and games for ISPI's Handbook of Human Performance Technology, ASTD's Training & Development Handbook, and the American Management Association's Human Resources Management and Development Handbook.
Thiagi currently writes a monthly online newsletter, Thiagi GameLetter. This newsletter, now in its fifth year, features Thiagi's training games and other creative interventions that deliver results quickly and effectively. He served as the editor of NSPI Journal and Performance & Improvement for more than 10 years. He currently edits the simulation/game section in Sage Publication's journal, Simulation & Gaming. He is also a contributing editor of the monthly journal, Educational Technology.
Thiagi has made hundreds of presentations and keynote speeches at professional conferences. At ISPI, Thiagi holds the "records" for making the most presentations, conducting the most preconference workshops, and being invited to make the most Encore presentations. Thiagi is also a regular presenter at Lakewood's TRAINING Conferences and the annual conferences of American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA).
Thiagi has been the president of the North American Simulation and Gaming Associating (NASAGA), International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), and Association for Special Education Technology (ASET). He has received 17 different awards and Presidential Citations from ISPI, including the society's highest award, Honorary Life Member. He also received an Honorary Life Member award from NASAGA as well as its highest award, Ifill-Raynolds Award.

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Adobe Captivate Widget: Dynamic PDF Export

Create certificates, transcripts, guides and job aids with the Learner’s custom information.  Add a company logo, watermark, or a high-resolution certificate image to make your custom certificates.  Dynamically export Quiz, System, and User variables tailoring the content to your exact needs.  When the button is pressed, the Learner is prompted to save the PDF to their computer.  This widget was made with the awesome CpGears Framework and the AlivePDFlibrary.

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Ensuring Engagement through Online Learning - Webinar

Virtual learning is exploding these days, and organizations are turning to online delivery of training for a variety of good reasons, including savings on budget and time. But as more and more learners are herded into online classrooms, it becomes more and more important to keep them actively involved and thoroughly engaged. Otherwise, learning objectives fall flat.
Join us for this webinar as we share a special - and especially engaging - program to help you keep your learners in step with your virtual training. This webinar will feature a panel of presenters who will interact with you as they share information on best practices, tools, ideas and inspirations to help you make your virtual training hit the highest marks for your organization.

Active participants in this dynamic discussion will include:
  • Randah McKinnie, principal product manager for Adobe Connect, who will address tactical strategies for ensuring engagement.
  • Cynthia Clay, president & CEO of NetSpeed Learning, who will focus on how to create and apply engaging training techniques.
  • Carie Blum, global learning services program manager for Xerox Corporation, who will show how learner engagement is a strategic business tool for organizations of all sizes.
  • You and your professional peers from around the globe, who will help shape the pace and focus of the discussion through your contributions, discussions and input to this interactive - and fun - webinar.
At this exciting webinar, you will learn:

  • 5 best practices for intentional engagement and how to apply those in your training initiatives.
  • The role technology plays in making virtual classrooms engaging and productive.
  • How to keep learning alive during - and after - online learning.
  • How people, processes and technology come together in highly successful virtual programs.
  • And more.
Friday, October 21, 2011
10am-11am PT

Register today for this free, one-hour webinar

4 Principles of Online Learning - Free Guide

Online training makes sense. You can reach more people in more places in less time. But how can you ensure that this training is truly effective? Read this white paper for the experts' top tips for scalable, effective training. From content to your online "room" setup, there's a wealth of online training knowledge here.
This white paper covers:
  • Creating compelling content
  • Your online classroom
  • Promoting your training sessions effectively
  • And much more
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Raptivity releases HTML5 Starter Pack with v6.6‏

Raptivity releases HTML5 Starter Pack with v6.6‏

The HTML5 starter pack contains various interaction models to create  interactions for various eLearning stages. These interactions have been  designed to create interactive learning which can be seamlessly used in both eLearning and mLearning environments. It publishes the output in SWF as well as HTML5 formats.

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Diploma in Social Work Studies

This is a free Diploma in Social Work Studies From Alison

Social workers are committed professionals who work in partnership with individuals, families and groups experiencing marginalisation, disadvantage or social difficulties. This free online course in social work studies will give you a thorough knowledge and understanding of what social work is, the skills needed to be a social worker, and what social workers do. There are also some video and audio based case studies which will help you further understand the social issues that are presented to social workers and how social workers respond to them. This course is ideal for professionals who are already in a health-related or care-giving occupation and who want to learn more about social work, and for learners who are interested in social work as a career.
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