Neuroscience and it's impact to Learning |Chat with Britt Andreatta, PhD, Director, Lynda.com/LinkedIn

To start us off on the Yap with Dr. Yap show is my chat with Britt Andreatta, Director, Learning and Development, Lynda.com / LinkedIn. The quote below is central to her discussion on the intersection of neuroscience and how we approach learning.

Medical Renaissance driving new information and shifting everything about how we understand humans.. and certainly in our field . . . → Read More: Neuroscience and it’s impact to Learning |Chat with Britt Andreatta, PhD, Director, Lynda.com/LinkedIn

What's your Color IQ?

What is your Color IQ? One of the activities we’ve done in my instructional design class is to determine what colours are appropriate for eLearning and gaming along with face-to-face classes. The activity started with searching the net for information about colour combinations and learning styles then creating samples that . . . → Read More: What’s your Color IQ?

Customizations = Engagement and maybe even True Loyalty

I like my customized espresso drink at Starbucks. When I hear a barrista in any coffee shop sigh under their breath because of a complicated drink, I wonder if the training they received that linked their corporate vision to their specific work was clearly articulated.

At a training session in Atlanta this weekend, a colleague . . . → Read More: Customizations = Engagement and maybe even True Loyalty

Book Review: Learning and Talent Development by Stewart & Rigg, 2011

I just submitted to the Journal of European Industrial Training my review on the latest book by Jim Stewart and Clare Rigg entitled Learning and Talent Development (2001) published by the CIPD House.

My Book Synopsis: This is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) book so the focus is CIPD certification related. . . . → Read More: Book Review: Learning and Talent Development by Stewart & Rigg, 2011

3 Very Easy Twitter or Instant Messaging Games to Energize your Virtual Team

I was asked recently if I knew of Twitter or Instant Messaging Games as a team that just became virtual needed to determine how to be more comfortable using instant messaging. Below are three instant messaging games that I suggested. You may find them useful for your virtual team activities as well.

Summer Vacation 1. . . . → Read More: 3 Very Easy Twitter or Instant Messaging Games to Energize your Virtual Team

Facebook, much?

Last week I presented a workshop on Social Media, Networks, and Learning, as well as the Yap-Robben Model of Leveraging Social Learning Technologies in Corporate Environments for the Canadian Society for Training and Development [London Chapter]. The participants had the opportunity to dialogue on the pros/cons of social media, social networks, and social learning.

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Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

The eLearning Learning Blog just came out with this year’s Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009. My paper on Leveraging Social Learning Technologies with Joost Robben, who posted a blog entry about our paper made it to the list! Check out #112. There are quite a bit of interesting blog posts that you can . . . → Read More: Top 125 Workplace eLearning Posts of 2009

Using online tools to build scenario-based training

GoAnimate.com: Robin's Management Team: Avatar Introduction and Team Meeting by Robin Yap

We’re always looking for new and FREE online tools to use for work as budgets are stagnant thus preventing us from investing in more pricey options. I found GoAnimate and created this funny video above to show my team how easy it . . . → Read More: Using online tools to build scenario-based training

Idea from Jersey Boys’ Postcard Marketing

Saw Jersey Boys’ (Musical about the Four Seasons) in Toronto recently and got this postcard along with the show’s playbill. Enjoyed the show and got an idea from the postcard. What similar ideas have come your way lately? Post it here.

jQuery(document).ready(function () { jQuery(“a#share_link”).click(function () { jQuery(“ul#share_menu”).slideToggle(“medium”); }); jQuery(“a.jQueryBookmark”).click(function(e){ e.preventDefault(); var bookmarkUrl = . . . → Read More: Idea from Jersey Boys’ Postcard Marketing

Robin Show: One Question with Dr. Sam Shaw, NAIT President

The Robin Show only asks one question: What would training look like to you 10 years from now (in the 2020s)?

Dr. Sam Shaw, the President of NAIT in Alberta talks about delivery methods, second life, technology integration and more.

jQuery(document).ready(function () { jQuery(“a#share_link”).click(function () { jQuery(“ul#share_menu”).slideToggle(“medium”); }); jQuery(“a.jQueryBookmark”).click(function(e){ e.preventDefault(); var bookmarkUrl = . . . → Read More: Robin Show: One Question with Dr. Sam Shaw, NAIT President