Government Elearning! Magazine

FALL 2015

Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.

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10 Fall 2015 Government Elearning! News New E-learning Complexities Revealed E-learning has grown in complexity due to the introduction of mobile de- vices and the growth in operating systems. With the increased demand for mobile learning, clients in turn need to understand the complexities and requirements involved in creating mobile learning courseware. On the fip side, the rapid increase in the use of mobile devices opens a new world of training opportunities to organizations that have not consid- ered mobile learning. This short mobile learning infographic highlights the important changes and aspects that organizations need to consider. —Source: loads/2014/08/mobile_infographic_fnal.pdf Leaders Get Smarter at Enterprise Learning! Conference The learning industry came together during the Enterprise Learning! Conference, a three-day live event held in Manassas, Va., June 8-10, and a two-day virtual follow-up held July 16-17. Cutting-edge keynoters addressed the crowd. Keynoter Wayne McCulloch revealed the future of learning by showcasing the learning ecosystem of Salesforce, an organization named the Most Innovative Company four years running by Fortune magazine. Dr. Jennifer Golbeck shocked attendees by revealing how much of our personal data is available to virtually anyone, unbeknownst to most of us. Keynoter Col. Ronald Dodge disclosed that the greatest threat to a company's cybersecurity is actually the users. McCulloch is senior vice president of Salesforce; Golbeck is director of the Human- Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland; Dodge is CIO and associate professor at the West Point Military Academy. The on-site event was held in Manassas, Va. June 8-10 while a live virtual edition was held July 16-17. A combined 1,897 learning profes- sionals registered for the hybrid event. The conference theme of "Building Smarter Organizations" provided four distinct learning tracks that examine learning ecosystems, smart connected things in learn, big data and learning analytics, and best prac- tices of the Learning! 100. "The way we conduct business and train our employees in today's world is different than any other era, and the popularity of having the option to at- tend an on-site or virtual, from-your-desktop learning event was refected in the robust attendance for both events," notes Catherine Upton, group pub- lisher and event producer. The July online event featured six live sessions and video broadcasts of the most popular onsite sessions. A live Q&A opportunity was made available to all virtual attendees during the keynote address by Wayne McCulloch as well as a learning CEO panel featuring Todd Tauber from Degreed and Malcolm Lotzof from INXPO. Another important function of the annual conference is presentation of the annual Learning! 100 awards. The honorees represent 60 corporate enter- prises and 40 public-sector/nonproft organizations. The top winner in the corporate enterprise category was Salesforce, and the public-sector winner is Defense Acquisition University. (See article beginning on page 24.) The conference programming was designed by George Mason Univer- sity, Defense Acquisition University and Elearning! Media Group. Those that missed the event can still view content, Q&A and chats on the ELC online platform through Oct. 16. —To register: crosite/registration.htm LMS Challenges Being Faced by Learning Pros Halfway through 2015, the learning management system (LMS) software market isn't showing any signs of slowing down. While this growth is great for vendors, it can be intimidating for frst-time buy- ers, according to Brian Westfall of Software Advice. After surveying hundreds of LMS buyers and users, he identifed fve top trends that are driving e-learning so far in 2015. The top three: 1 Nearly one-third of LMS users say integration is their top challenge. 2 Less than 5 percent of buyers request mobile, social or gamifcation, even though these software capabilities engage learners. 3 99 percent of users say LMS software positively impacts content organization and training effciency. —More info: 2015/?utm_medium=email_amp&utm_source=indv_email&utm_ campaign=rsrch&utm_content=top5lms2015_lms Wayne McCulloch: Learning leaders need to think like marketers Dr. Jennifer Golbeck: Too much personal data is easily accessed by anyone Col. Ronald Dodge: Corporate cybersecurity threats come from within

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