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Archive for October, 2008

And the Winners Are… Not Us!

Posted by Ellen on October 19, 2008

Brandon Hall has posted the 2008 Excellence in Learning Awards winners….

… and ASTD has announced winners of the Eighth Annual BEST Awards (you’ll need to join ASTD to see the descriptions of why each organization, but at least you can see the listing of organizations that won online).

Ready? Close your eyes if you don’t want to see a repeat from last year. Okay, here goes:

WHERE ARE OUR AWARDS?!?!??! Read the rest of this entry »

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Looking for the Right Word?

Posted by Ellen on October 19, 2008

I’m always keeping my eye out for an up-to-date, brief — but comprehensive — e-learning glossary. Yes, a tall order. But ASTD has delivered the goods, and has generously posted the article from the October T+D magazine online so it can be shared. Wonder no more what SCORM is, or what RSS stands for. Check out the Lexicon Update for those explanations, and much more.

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Educational Objectives — the Spine

Posted by Ellen on October 12, 2008

Okay, I just have to get this off my chest. It seems I’ve run aground a general undersatnding of what educational objectives should or shouldn’t do or be with a colleague. It wouldn’t be a big deal except we needed to come to a consensus about the objectives for a particular educational module. Read the rest of this entry »

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That’s What We’re Talking About

Posted by Ellen on October 12, 2008

If you haven’t flipped open the October issue of Associations Now, don’t wait. Jeff Waddle’s cover article, “Meetings Remix” hands you several alternatives to standard, passive, PowerPoint-heavy sessions. Except for his insistence that these are for MEETINGS rather than EDUCATIONAL EVENTS (see my post “I am NOT a Meeting Planner”) his article is a great summary of why and how we can make our sessions much more engaging.

Rohit Talwar, in an interview with Lisa Junker (“The Future, Here and Now”) about the Association of the Future initiative, said, “Delivering more online must be part of the solution, because more and more people want online delivery.” At the time of the initiative’s research, it was a “want.” I’d bet that with the economic climate much harsher than it was then that people are now going to demand it. Responsible and forward-thinking education leaders must consider how they’ll move their associations into online learning if they aren’t already there.

All that, and I’m not done reading the full issue yet…

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Here Come da Judge

Posted by Ellen on October 5, 2008

Okay, so the title of this entry dates me… that’s okay. With age comes wisdom and experience, at least that’s the goal for most of us. And in my case I was able to celebrate a professional milestone this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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