The painful truth is that many of us associate online training or e-Learning with some degree of soul-crushing agony. Whether you’ve been the training designer faced with a cascade of e-Learning technical snafus and challenging project stakeholders, or the learner faced with rambling text-filled pages and lame/irrelevant quiz questions, the painful memories of a lousy training experience linger far longer and more intensely than the learning itself! So how can you design training that helps trainees really retain their learning – without all the therapy bills?
In case you missed it: Video blogger Robert Scoble interviewed Mindflash CEO Donna Wells recently about her vision for the company, plans for the year, and new features in the pipeline. Check it out! Here’s Scoble’s intro: One of the hotter companies to move to the Valley lately is MindFlash. They moved from Southern California
New Features Simplify Knowledge Sharing, Employee Learning Palo Alto, Calif., February 23, 2011 – Mindflash.com, a leading cloud platform for online training and collaboration, today unveiled an expansion to its award-winning product offering. New features include the ability to connect to external training materials on the web, and increased services for larger organizations. Since launch
Today my coworker Victoria hit a milestone in her caffeine consumption: she reached the Starbucks Gold Card level, signifying her purchase of 30 beverages using her Starbucks card. Then she freaked out. Why? Because she misread the fine print, and thought the program had changed so she wasn’t going to get her card. Quote: “I don’t
The workplace learning space tends to split into two camps. The first camp believes that learning hasn’t changed fundamentally, only the tools and technologies used to enable learning. The second camp believes that learning has completely changed and that we must embrace a new fast-paced, social, mobile, and learning 2.0 world. In fact, the second
What’s on the horizon for learning and development technologies over the next few years? At Brightwave’s recent Learning Technologies 2011 Exhibition, a group of trainers, training managers, and other learning and development pros offered up their best forecasts. A few highlights from live audience polling: 55 percent believe learning technology will — overall — play
Most of being a cartoonist is writing. Sure, being able to draw gets you noticed, but bad writing is never saved by good art. So you get really good at a kind of active daydreaming — turning an idea or word over and over and examining it from as many angles as possible. For example,
Just as logging my son’s after-school reading activities is no measure of a his reading comprehension, neither is a post-training quiz a measure of performance if it’s incapable of measuring anything meaningful. Before you design your next quiz, ask yourself these questions…
Robert Scoble demos Mindflash with CEO Donna Wells, from Scobleizer (2/14/11)
Most startups these days recognize the critical importance of collaboration tools and other Web apps that can deliver huge value to an organization at minimal cost. But they’re the exception, still, not the rule, in the wider business universe, where breakthrough apps and tools are still uncharted — and often confusing — territory for decision makers.