Guest post: Perfecting Your Video Lectures – 3 Quick Tips

Video lectures are essential in the elearning world. Not only do they provide remote students the golden opportunity to learn in the same fashion as a brick-and-mortar student by getting somewhat of a simulator classroom experience, but it also allows them to get more comfortable and familiar with you, the instructor. But not all lecture videos are the same. To learn a few ways to make yours a bit more engaging, continue reading below. Continue reading

Vote Now For Best of Elearning! Awards 2012

It’s that time of year again and polls are now open for The Best of Elearning! 2012 Awards. Now in its 7th year, Elearning! Magazine allows eLearning professionals to nominate elearning products and services each year.  Readers and users of elearning solutions can nominate and vote for solutions across 26 different categories from May 15th to August 1st, 2012, and The Best of Elearning Awards 2012 will be honored at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo in early fall and the Best of Elearning! Day early November, 2012. Continue reading

The Democratic Workplace

When we hear the word “democracy” we usually think “politics.” So how is organizational politics different? (a global network of organizations committed to practicing freedom and democracy in the workplace) explains the difference perfectly: “Organizational democracy is a system of organization that is based on freedom, instead of fear and control. It’s a way of designing organizations to amplify the possibilities of human potential — and the organization as a whole. The concept of democracy comes from the Greek words “demos” and “kratein” which mean “the people rule”. So the core of organizational democracy and political democracy is the same — allowing people to self-govern and determine their own destiny. What is different is the context — one is in the political arena, the other is in the realm of organizations.” Continue reading

From information to knowledge and the democratization of learning

A changing world!

We live in a changing world. We live in the era of the ‘Information Revolution’. For the first time in history billions of people around the globe have access to tons of information digitally stored in what we already call “the cloud”. One could reasonably expect unprecedented growth and prosperity for the global economy!

So, what about the global financial crisis? What about recession and poverty in the most developed economies of the planet, the US and the EU? What went wrong? Continue reading