eLearning News: Best of the Web – iPal Edition

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iPal Weekly!

I spend a lot of time each day trying to keep up with the latest and greatest stories from the eLearning industry and beyond. Just as the technology and tools within the eLearning world progress at a rapid pace, so do the stories that cover this evolution. I often find myself enveloped in stories miles from where I began. I start with one great blog post or story, click on “related articles” and off I go. An hour later I have passed through 5 different
websites, “Liked” three different Facebook Pages and started “Following” a handful of other useful contributors on Twitter.

I am often grateful when I stumble upon a site that has a collection of favourite stories and links from the day or the week that has just passed. It is always interesting to me to see what others find news-worthy and worth sharing with the rest of the world.

So I thought I would do the same for our readers. We are so happy that you have stopped by the iPal blog to keep up with our news and read about what we find interesting. We thought we would pay it forward by putting our favourite stories together for you.

Here are the top 5 stories or blog posts we found interesting this past week:

Nuts and Bolts: From Classroom to Online, Think “Transform” not “Transfer” – Learning Solutions Magazine

“Converting an existing classroom course to an online format can be a tricky, time-consuming undertaking. The easy way out — simply moving the content and lecture portions to an electronic means of delivery — is what leads to e“Learning” at its worst: slide after slide of bulleted information and loss of engaging activities and the  contributions of individual instructors.”

[VIDEO] Working Smarter in the 21st Century – Internet Time Blog

This three minute video from Jay Cross explains why old approaches to learning and development no longer work.

Crossing the generational divide – The Financial Post

“Every company’s success, regardless of its industry, size or focus, hinges on achieving and maintaining high levels of productivity. As a result, leaders rely on implementing annual performance management processes and technologies. But today’s “Generation Y” workforce operates on a set of motivations, core values and expectations that makes managing and elevating productivity more complex than ever before.”

Three traits that define extraordinary leadership – The Financial Post

“Why do certain CEOs relish taking on challenges that have literally ended the careers of their predecessors? How do they accept a set of circumstances that have already defeated others and turn them into a triumph? To thrive in conditions like these, true leaders possess what Davis identifies as the following three intangibles of leadership.”

And, just for Fun… The Past, Present & Future of Email [INFOGRAPHIC] – Mashable

“Microsoft commissioned independent market research firm MarketTools to survey 1,268 professionals and students over the age of 18 to find out about their email and online communication habits”

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About iPal Interactive Learning, A Knightsbridge Company

iPal Interactive Learning was established to provide an enhanced e-learning experience. Using industry leading technologies, processes and talent, iPal has created an interactive development methodology that ensures learner engagement and knowledge retention. iPal is truly passionate about taking e-learning to the next level, helping organizations achieve training and development success. Visit our website at: http://www.i-pal.ca
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