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Monday, November 29, 2010

Upcoming Training Magazine Network Free Webinars

I hope you take advantage of these opportunities to improve your webinar skills and knowledge.

Date: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2010
Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

Blended learning has become an accepted practice in the learning space. Blended today means some combination of online learning, classroom experiences, and on-the-job mentoring. It's benefits and impacts are well-known and well-researched. But what if we're not really blending the right stuff? What if the gains we've seen to date are just the tip of the iceberg?

Today's blended learning is a cocktail of ice, water, and seltzer water - all variations on a theme, the theme of top-down learning. We're blending delivery models, but not the learning paradigm. The new blended learning mixes formal learning with collaborative and social learning, internal learning with training for the extended enterprise.

In this session, we'll discuss what the new blending looks like, how it differs from the old, and why you should consider adding it to your mix. We'll talk about when and how to blend social into your formal REGISTER

Do-it-Yourself eLearning with Free and Instant Delivery Tools

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2010
Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

How do you drastically cut cost and immediately roll-out eLearning? Do-it-yourself.

Whether you are a lone and single do-it-all eLearning department or part of the large development team, the skills of the do-it-yourself eLearning producer are of increasingly high value. Many eLearning initiatives have to be done and delivered now and you are expected to respond.

In this webinar, you will learn quick and dirty - but effective - eLearning approaches. You will learn a simplified design and low costs solutions.

Topics covered:
  • Why Do-it-Yourself eLearning skills are increasingly a job requirement?
  • How can you deliver low budget eLearning and respond to sometimes unreasonable demands?
  • How to use "on-the-fly" and short-cut instructional design techniques?
  • Where to find and use low cost, commonly used, and free software for immediately delivery?
  • What do you do if you are absolutely brand new in eLearning and sometimes overwhelmed?
  • How can use your do-it-yourself eLearning skills to secure new jobs or career opportunities?

M-Learning Theory Mashups

Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)

How do you match the power of distributed, cloud-based computing combined with appropriate learning theories? mLearning theory mashups provide the same granularity in learning design as technology mashups.

Don't let your learning design take a back seat to your mobile technology. Apply a powerful model that puts learning first. Come see leading-edge examples from Google, the military, Johnson & Johnson, and others.

In this session, you will learn:
  • The learning theories that are the most unique and relevant to mobile delivery
  • A learning theory mashup framework for combining multiple learning theories
  • How to develop a mashup curriculum and apply mobile technology
  • How to develop a blended learning plan for cloud computing
  • How to benchmark examples of successful learning theory mashups
  • Recommendations with how to integrate mobile apps
  • Audience: appropriate for all levels
Technologies discussed in this session: Mobile, messaging, Podcasting, video streaming, mobile LMS integration, cloud computing, alternate reality games.

Enjoy these free webinars!