Lessons from Ning and free Web 2.0 services – eLearning R&D engines

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There has been abundance in Web 2.0 tools including social networking for example Ning.com. Unfortunately, Ning has decided to close down its free service and requires account holders to move to paid subscription. Ning’s decision shows the volatility of funding…

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Assess yourself — Would you qualify as a Social Learning Specialist or Leader?

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In November 29, 2007, I wrote in my blog the new jobs and careers in Social Learning. I have been seeing growth in eLearning and training professionals wanting more training and skills in Social Learning. One of the most challenging…

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# 2 – Start Small Social Learning Tests: Deepening Social Learning to Work Performance – Proposed Model

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To continue my thoughts on the “Deepening Process” of Turning Social Learning to Work Performance, I think we have plenty of opportunities in training to start small social learning experiments. In #1A of the schematic I suggest trainers start their…

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e-Learning and Training – Soon, Hopefully. No More Mice with Microsoft Surface

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This will be in restaurants soon. Surely, there is a training use – maybe a game, a workflow activity. Ray Jimenez, PhDhttp://www.vignettestraining.com/http://www.trainingpayback.com/ “Helping Learners Learn Their Way” “Helping Learners Apply Learning”

There Goes the Eye Medicine – Cisco’s Big Move to Social Networking

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Application Points: Cisco could be blinding many of us. Commercially viable. Massive solution focuses on technical prowess. Cases still persist on really bad LMSs and Synchronous presentations (virtual meetings). —————————————————————- Many of us are struggling about how to discover the…

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Unable to Produce profits. Does It Matter to Us in the Learning and Training World?

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—————————————————– Application Points: Not too quick to love the technology of Web 2.0? Let’s ask why they are not making profits. Are we buying into a bubble? So what? Look into providers for training and learning niche of Web 2.0.…

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“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Or “Are We Dumbing Our Online Learners?”

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“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” Or my related question is, “are we dumbing our online learners?” Nick Carr This is a MUST reading if you are into e-Learning, web-based training or any technology- assisted work. I had to PRINT the…

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Upcoming Online Workshops on Social Learning and e-Learning

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I am delivering three Certificate online workshops with Training Magazine Events. Check it out: e-Learning Design http://www.trainingliveandonline.com/certjimenezelearn.html Advance e-Learning Design http://www.trainingliveandonline.com/certjimenezadvelearn.html Social Networking, Learning and Performance http://www.trainingliveandonline.com/certjimenez.html Ray Jimenez, PhD www.vignettestraining.com “Helping Learners Learn Their Way”