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ITA Jay Cross Award 2020

The Internet Time Alliance Award, in memory of Jay Cross, is presented to a workplace learning professional who has contributed in positive ways to the field of Informal Learning and is reflective of Jay’s lifetime of work. Recipients champion workplace and social learning practices inside their organization and/or on the wider stage. They share their work in public and often challenge conventional wisdom. The Award is given to professionals who continuously welcome challenges at the cutting edg...
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Upside Learning Features in Training Industry’s Two Top 20 Companies Watch List for 2020

Upside Learning Solutions, a leading provider of Custom learning solutions has been listed in the Training Industry, Inc’s – Top 20™ Custom Content Development Company Watch List and Top 20™ Training Outsourcing Company Watch List for the year 2020 yet again. This is the fifth time that Upside Learning has been recognized as a leading […]
Tags: eLearning, Custom, Upside Learning, Training Industry Inc, Custom Content Development Company Watch List, ™ Training Outsourcing Company Watch List

The learning professional as storyteller

Last year I worked on a major project to develop online courses for HR professionals. Most of the content was aimed at influencing behavioural change so, as the principal writer, I decided to major on storytelling as strategy for learning. Over a six-month period, I reckon I must have written hundreds of stories, some no more than simple prompts for reflection and discussion, while some formed the primary means for uncovering ideas and generating insights. Reflecting on how central storyt...
Tags: Hollywood, eLearning, Clive Shepherd, Jerome Bruner, Roger Schank

How to Be a REAL E-Learning Hero

Did you know that every two seconds, someone needs blood? And one donation can save up to three lives? 2020 has been a challenging year. And on top of it, the news media seems to focus on all the discord and hardship. Where’s the good news? What can we do to make a difference in our little part of the universe? How to be an E-Learning Hero Every week we feature various e-learning challenges. The goal is to use the e-learning tools in different ways. Move past the compliance projects we do at ...
Tags: Book, David, Interaction Design, Melbourne, eLearning, E-learning, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, E-learning Examples, E-learning 101, Brisbane Postponed, London Details, Production Tips, Przemyslaw Hubisz

Grades are like grenades

Photo from Flickr  Grades are grenades exploding in the mind like waves and wounding little children as they try to find a place to avoid the flying shrapnel of sarcasm and hide behind the walls they build and weep within a chasm of silence their faces contorted with confusion at the verbal violence. Grades are like grenades With remnants of regret they strive to avoid the bottom set while aspiring to be the teacher’s pet which is something many grasp for but few will re...
Tags: Learning, Education, Children, Teachers, Assessment, Testing, Schools, Content, Grades, eLearning, Steve Wheeler

bad moves

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. Lyall Taylor — “Garry Kasparov once said that one of biggest mistakes chess players make is trying to ‘undo’ a bad move, when in reality, once a bad move is played, it is already a whole new game and an entirely fresh mindset is required.” Peter Stoyko — “I think of sunk-cost as being too invested in a wrong path and reluctant to make a change of course. This is acknowled...
Tags: Jack, Tim Minchin, eLearning, Garry Kasparov, Friday's Finds, Lyall Taylor, Peter Stoyko, Gideon Rosenblatt

Seamlessly Integrating Micro Apps with iFrame

A recent client wanted to upgrade a small portion of their legacy application with a more modern UI and extra functionality, like fuzzy text search. There are a few approaches to incremental upgrades of legacy applications. Some are non-starters, such as wrapping the application in a single project that matches the new technology you plan to use, e.g., Webpack, VueCLI or CreateReactApp. What other options do we have? Remember iFrames? That thing we were all supposed to forget about and never use...
Tags: Blog, eLearning

Concept Maps as a VILT Teaching Tool

(If you’re new to this series, here is some brief background to help you catch up: Given the unique training challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic poses for us all, this series explores the various considerations for delivering an effective VILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training). I recommend that you read the first five posts in sequence, and […]
Tags: eLearning, Upside Learning

Importance of Sharing Success Stories with Sales Team

A career in sales can be in equal parts exhilarating, rewarding, stressful, and lonely. No one understands this better than salespeople themselves. Each day in the life of a field sales rep is hectic. Constantly bouncing from one task to the next each day is also full of new and different challenges. After having spent […]
Tags: eLearning, Sales Team, Upside Learning

the new normal of remote work

“Working from home is not an option for every job, but there is clear evidence that it can have major advantages in the right applications and with the right workers. And as we show in this report it also can have a positive impact on the environment.” So concludes the June 2020 report, Technology at Work v5.0 — The New Normal of Remote Work, published by Citi Global Perspectives & Solutions [Disclosure: Citi is a current client]. The report has many contributors and is focused on what remote wo...
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Consul on Docker EE

“Consul is a service networking solution to connect and secure services across any runtime platform and public or private cloud” – This post details a way to run a Consul cluster on Docker EE in Swarm mode. I found it difficult to configure and want to share my solution to help others. The discussion will use Consul 1.3.1 and is not intended to be a complete guide. We’ll also consider how to handle multiple clusters for different environments. Networking The networking of ...
Tags: Blog, Docker, Devops, eLearning, TCP, Consul, Docker EE, Service Discovery

Course Design Tip: Test the Learner’s Assumptions

In a previous post, we looked at how context helps frame the learning experience. It keeps us from just doing an information dump as we add clarity about our learners and the learning objectives. One way to establish context is by learning what the user already knows. Test their assumptions. This does two things: Expose their current level of understanding. This helps them see what they do or don’t know about the subject. Demonstrate what level of knowledge/competence is required to meet the l...
Tags: Book, Assessment, Interaction Design, Melbourne, eLearning, E-learning, Instructional Design, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, E-learning 101, Branched Scenarios, Brisbane Postponed, London Details

Content Presentation for a VILT

(If you’re new to this series, here is some brief background to help you catch up: Given the unique training challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic poses for us all, this series explores the various considerations for delivering an effective VILT (Virtual Instructor-Led Training). I recommend that you read the first two posts in sequence, and […]
Tags: eLearning, Upside Learning

How to Format XBox 360 Hard Drives

This guide will show you how to format (erase) one or more of the hard drives in your Xbox 360. Time needed:  5 minutes. Perhaps you’re selling your system, maybe you want to start fresh – whatever the reason, here’s how you can format your Xbox 360’s hard drive (or drives, if you have more than one). These steps also apply to a “flash drive” connected to your Xbox. Exit out of any currently running games and go to the Xbox 30 Home Screen. Navigate to the settings section and then s...
Tags: Gaming, eLearning

Passing the AWS Machine Learning Speciality Exam

The Amazon Machine Learning Specialty Exam is a 3-hour, 65 question test. It is designed to test your skills in AWS specific Data Engineering and Machine Learning Practices along with Machine Learning in general. I hope to provide a collection of resources for individuals to not only pass the Amazon Machine Learning Speciality Exam but, be able to effectively implement, architect, design, and maintain machine learning solutions in the AWS cloud environment. The Machine Learning Speciality Exam i...
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smarter networks through better narratives

Leadership in a networked world is making our networks and communities smarter so they are able to make better-informed decisions. In early 2020 New Brunswick’s Education Minister, Dominic Cardy, worked very hard to make his network smarter. “When Canada’s chief public health official, Dr. Theresa Tam, was talking about there being no need to “panic,” and raising alarms instead about the internet-wacko fringe targeting Canadians of Chinese descent with racist comments on social media in late Jan...
Tags: UK, Democracy, Canada, New Brunswick, Complexity, MMR, Green Party, Bill, eLearning, Cbc, MLA, Ontario Canada, Jacques Poitras, Progressive Conservative, Cipolla, Leger

Using Gamification for Sales Training

Most companies have been working on getting their employees trained in all aspects of their business. One such key set of employees is in their Sales Organization. During my years of working with sales organizations around the globe, I have found that internal functions such as training and development, R&D, Product Development, marketing, and sales […]
Tags: eLearning, Upside Learning

5 Advanced Tips & Tricks for Spotify

This detailed and step by step guide will show you 5 different advanced tips and tricks for getting the most of of your Spotify subscription. Some are recent additions to Spotify, some are quite old but a bit buried. Use a Sleep Timer with Spotify Buried deep within the Spotify options is the ability to set a timer to turn Spotify off after a certain period. Here’s how – Start playing a track or playlist and tap the “3 dots” button (see screenshot below) located in the upper-right corn...
Tags: Spotify, Multimedia, eLearning

7 things to check before you design training

"Training will help solve this problem." Before you say this, make sure more powerful changes have been made first. Here are some factors to consider. Start at the top and confirm that each statement is correct before you decide, at step 7, whether training will help. 1The job or task can be performed by a normal human. Expand We've all seen job descriptions that no human could fill. Some ID positions are like that: They're supposed to do ever...
Tags: Bob, eLearning, Instructional Design, Client Management, Needs Analysis, LMS Training

Learning as Survival Strategy after COVID-19

A pandemic like COVID-19 causes shock and awe, sometimes forcing us to make urgent decisions that may not be right in the long term. Right now, for some organizations, learning may not be top of the agenda, but it could well be the survival strategy as we prepare for the long haul to recovery. Workplace […]
Tags: eLearning, Upside Learning

Why to Consider Context When Building a Learning Experience

We can use the same words, yet they don’t always mean the same thing. They call that “complex equivalence.” If we use the same words but don’t mean the same thing we’ll never have clear communication. This is very obvious in today’s culture, especially with our quick tweets and meme screaming where we pack so much inferred meaning into small bites of text. I suspect there’s a lot of miscommunication in between the grandstanding. Think of it like an iceberg where the bulk of the iceberg is under...
Tags: Book, Melbourne, eLearning, E-learning, Instructional Design, Tom Kuhlmann, Online Course Design, E-learning 101, Brisbane Postponed, London Details

Consistent Python environments with Poetry and pre-commit hooks

Clean and Consistent Environments Regardless of the programming language you are working in, it can sometimes be a struggle to maintain a clean codebase and a consistent development environment for all members of your team, especially if your teammates are split between platforms or use different editors.  However, you can simplify this process with three straightforward strategies: 1) set up your Git attributes appropriately, 2) use Poetry to manage your development environment, and 3) enforce...
Tags: Blog, Black, eLearning, Mike Hostetler, Pylint

Upside Learning expands its footprint in Europe

We are delighted to announce the joining of Sushant Gore as Manager – Business Solutions for the Europe and UK region, which will help us to be closer to our clients in this region and will help us serve them better. Sushant has a rich experience in Client Engagement, New Business Development, Managing Key Accounts, and […]
Tags: Europe, UK, eLearning, Upside Learning, Sushant Gore

a global human sensemaking platform

The thinking that got us into this mess will not get us out of it. If we are to create a new economic order it has to move beyond civil society, governments, and markets. A quid pro quo between private firms and public authorities will only reinforce the status quo. “A new economic order requires an explicit quid pro quo between private firms and public authorities. To prosper, firms need a reliable and skilled workforce, good infrastructure, an ecosystem of suppliers and collaborators, easy acc...
Tags: Democracy, Complexity, eLearning

Engaging online learners 5

Photo from Pixabay This series is about how teachers can improve engagement for online learners (see links below for previous posts in the series). All forms of education require learners to engage, but when teachers and their students are separated by geographical distance, the challenges increase.This post is about improving student engagement in asynchronous modes - which can be forgotten in the rush to connect with video. And yet asynchronous modes of online learning can be as equally...
Tags: Video, Technology, Learning, Education, Writing, Teaching, Practice, eLearning, Don, Collaborative, Maria von Trapp, Distance, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Reflective, Hypermedia

Engaging online learners 4

Photo by Julia M Cameron on Pexels In previous posts in this series (see links below), I explored some of the nuances of engaging online learners in creative writing and critical thinking. It's not an easy prospect, especially when you are some distance away and all your communication is being mediated through technology.The next two posts will focus on some of the methods used to engage students for other purposes, for example, reflection on practice, problem solving, creating content an...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Learning, Education, Online, Forum, Engagement, Focus, Facetime, eLearning, Backchannel, Discussion, Distance, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Julia M Cameron


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evidence and perspective

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. PatrickTanguay — “School pre-covid: Teach them all exactly the same thing, sitting in rows. Prepare them for cubicle + factory work. Post-covid: Sit them at the kitchen table, on the couch, let them learn what they can amidst overworked anxious people, doing Zoom calls. Prepare them for gig work.” @ChrisCorrigan — “RSS is sweet because is delivers news without triggering ...
Tags: Post, eLearning, Friday's Finds, Cllr Asher Craig, Molinere Bay

Engaging online learners 3

Photo by Steve Wheeler In previous posts here and also here, I wrote about how to engage learners in online collaborative writing. I developed a 5 step model based on the work of Lani Gunawardena (1995) which I used to promote deeper and more critical engagement for online learners working in wikis. Here's a snapshot of the model: The model starts with Exploration (where students are finding out about their new learning environment, discovering the do's and dont's and generally orientati...
Tags: Technology, Learning, Education, Support, Wiki, Online, Creative writing, Activity, Engagement, eLearning, Discussion, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Lani Gunawardena, Steve Wheeler ReferenceGunawardena, International Journal of Educational Technologies

Engaging online learners 2

Photo from  Pxhere In my previous blog post I remarked that engaging learners can be difficult in any context, but is often harder in online environments. Today, as many of us attempt to teach online, it's often that case that a lot of our energy is expended on keeping students focused and engaged - and at a distance. I also mentioned a very useful model that promotes creative, collaboration online writing. From Gunawardena (1995) we get this five phase model. It can be adapted for a...
Tags: Technology, Education, Writing, Wiki, Online, Activity, eLearning, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England, Learner, Engaging, International Journal of Educational Technologies, Gunawardena, Warburton Eds Social Software