Tag Archives: training

Google Wave – abridged

In general, as most people know, Google builds some pretty good apps, and they’re mostly built with collaboration and ease-of-use in mind. As someone whose job involves figuring out how to distribute and manage targeted information and communication efficiently, I really appreciate their work. Sadly, most of the time I can’t use it with my… Read More »

Tuesday TubeWatch: CommonCraft

CommonCraft videos make me want to hurt myself. I can’t help but think “why didn’t I think of doing this?” Lee and Sachi have done a great job creating a successful company that uses simple tools to explain some rather complex topics, and they make the videos fun to watch as well (skip to the… Read More »

Limits of Responsibility – ASTD’s Big Question for March

The Learning Circuits Blog: Scope of Learning Responsibility What is the Scope of our Responsibility as Learning Professionals? That’s the question of the month, and it’s clarified a bit in the above linked post: Do educational institutions and corporate learning & development departments have responsibility for supporting Long Tail Learning? Do they have responsibility for… Read More »

I’m a casualty of war

My company has recently shut down all access to YouTube. I get that. I completely believe that many people are using company time and bandwidth to watch all sorts of inappropriate — or just plain time wasting — content. From a certain perspective, I can support the decision to prevent that from happening. There is… Read More »

Replace Adobe Captivate for free?

Wink – [Homepage] Just ran across this free application that could be a replacement for Adobe Captivate, if you’re looking for a quick and dirty way to create software demos. Did I mention it’s free? Just from the screenshots and incredibly short example, it looks like it does a pretty good job, but isn’t as… Read More »

Free Music & sound effects for podcasts

Free Royalty Free Music Loops, Free Royalty Free Sound Effects A couple months ago we completed the first four podcasts our company has produced, for internal training purposes. I’ve mentioned previously some of the testing we did to get them produced, and I’ll probably go into more detail in the future on what process we… Read More »

Tips from CommonCraft

I’m pretty impressed with the CommonCraft videos. They’ve found a way to make YouTube a marketing and profit center for themselves, and a lot of their work is in the training and marketing industries. They’ve found a nice niche for themselves. One of their recent blog entries catalogs some lessons learned in their previous year… Read More »

Corporate Learning conference: Day 3

I managed to get to David Snowden’s talk this morning about, essentially, the nature of learning. What does science say about how we learn? Is that different from the way we, as trainers, try to make people learn? It seems that we are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. And what… Read More »

Corporate Gaming: Recruiting and training

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development: eLearnDevCast New Episode with Karl Kapp – GGG4L – Recruiting Gamer Generation I just listened to a discussion between Brent Schlenker and Dr. Karl Kapp about part of Dr. Kapp’s book (Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning) where he covers recruiting the “Gamer” generation. There are some great takeaways from… Read More »