Social Media for Trainers

Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning

Author: Jane Bozarth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470877669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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A how-to resource for incorporating social media into training Whether you work in a traditional or virtual classroom, social media can broaden your reach and increase the impact of training. In Social Media for Trainers, e-learning and new media expert Jane Bozarth provides an overview of popular tools, including blogs, wikis, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, SlideShare, Flickr, and others. You'll learn to leverage each medium's unique features and applications to deliver training, facilitate discussions, and extend learning beyond the confines of a training event. This key resource offers a new set of powerful tools for augmenting and enhancing the value of your training. PRAISE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA FOR TRAINERS "Clear explanations and practical examples of the use of social media for learning, make this book essential reading for all workplace trainers." —Jane Hart, founder, Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies, and founding member of the Internet Time Alliance "... a practical, intelligent book teaching trainers how to effectively utilize technology for real learning outcomes." —Karl Kapp, professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University and author of Learning in 3D and Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning "Trainers who want to succeed in the new social learning world should read this book. Jane has made social media easy, practical, and simple to use." —Ray Jimenez, PhD, Chief Learning Architect, VignettesLearning.com

Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking: Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions

Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions

Author: Cruz-Cunha, Maria Manuela

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613501692

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 956

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Given the widespread, frequent use of social networks as a means for people to communicate and share their interests, it comes as no surprise that they have become an important tool for businesses and business networking. The Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking: Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions investigates the beginning of social networks and provides perspectives on how they can enhance business. This two-volume reference discusses the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to the range of new developments and applications in business social networking. Social networks and their integration in businesses are be addressed using technological, organizational, managerial, and social perspectives with the aim of disseminating current developments, case studies, new integrated approaches, and practical solutions and applications.

The New Social Learning, 2nd Edition

Connect. Collaborate. Work.

Author: Tony Bingham,Marcia Conner

Publisher: Association For Talent Development

ISBN: 1562869965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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“Social learning is a fundamental shift in how people work leveraging how we have always worked, now with new, more humanizing tools, accelerating individual and collective reach, giving us the resources to create the organization, and the world, we want to live in.” In this newly revised and updated edition of The New Social Learning, Tony Bingham and Marcia Conner dispel organizational myths and fears about social media. By sharing the success stories of socially engaged companies and people, the much-anticipated second edition persuasively makes the case for using social media to encourage knowledge transfer and real-time learning in a connected and engaging way. As Steve LeBlanc noted, “Social learning thrives in a culture of service and wonder. It is inspired by leaders, enabled by technology, and ignited by opportunities that have only recently unfolded.” Brand-new case studies about innovative organizations such as Boston Children s Hospital, National Australian Bank, LAZ Parking, Sanofi Pasteur, Cigna, CENTURY 21, and Roche Pharmaceuticals illustrate cutting-edge social learning approaches that cultivate environments where great people can do their best work. The New Social Learning lays the foundation for improving the way you engage with colleagues, collaborate with teams anywhere in the world, and build workforce capability. Take the next step to connect skills and knowledge and move your own organization forward as you reclaim and revolutionize workplace learning.

Applying Social Tools to Learning

Author: David Wilkins

Publisher: American Society for Training and Development

ISBN: 1562868349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 16

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Social learning is no longer a luxury or an "experiment" for today's organisations - it is a crucial element of an effective training strategy. Use this Infoline to assess your organisations current strategy for learning and development, and to incorporate the social learning tools within this framework that are best suited for your organisations unique needs. This Infoline also contains a step-by-step approach to implementing your social strategy and navigating technical and authority issues.

The Art and Science of Training

Author: Elaine Biech

Publisher: Association for Talent Development

ISBN: 1607280957

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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There are more similarities than differences between how artists and scientists work. Both ask countless questions. Both search in earnest for answers. Both are dedicated to reaching the best results. Not so different from today's trainers, are they? Elaine Biech, one of the most highly regarded names in talent development, has set out to identify the perfect blend of content mastery and audience insight. The result is this highly informative book.The Art and Science of Training presents the science for learning and development, but it also emphasizes that training success lies in knowing what to do when things don't go as planned. Discover how top facilitators always put learners first, even when faced with exceptions to the rule—the unwilling learner, the uninformed supervisor, the inappropriate delivery medium, or the unmanageable performance challenge. And learn why you must understand people, not only content, to ensure consistently exceptional learning experiences. Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. Art is the expression of creativity and imagination. Where they intersect is the best way to help others learn and grow.

The Connected Educator

Learning and Leading in a Digital Age

Author: Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach,Lani Ritter Hall

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1935543199

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Create a connected learning community through social media and rediscover the power of being a learner first. After uncovering the theories and research behind the significance of learning through collaboration with other educators, the authors show you how to take advantage of technology to improve your own learning and ultimately the learning of your students.

Learning Environments by Design

Author: Catherine Lombardozzi

Publisher: Association for Talent Development

ISBN: 1607283077

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Learning Environments by Design deeply explores today’s workplace learning. This book empowers you to customize learning for your workforce and unearths the answers to the questions you’ve been asking: How does learning happen? What is the future of instructional design? What makes learning environments work? Since the boom of e-learning, informal learning, and social learning, the learning environment landscape has changed dramatically and now offers a wide array of options for supporting knowledge and skill development at work. In this book, learning strategist Catherine Lombardozzi describes practical ways to customize learning experiences by creating a curated approach to skills development—one that features informal and social learning, developmental activities, experiential learning, as well as formal training. Authored by a career learning professional with more than 30 years’ experience, Learning Environments by Design is filled with useful examples, resources, and suggested learning environment blueprints to help you continue to be successful in a field that is forever changing. In this book, you will learn to: - design a learning environment that supports learning and performance - deliver more focused and impactful solutions to learning needs - scaffold self-directed and social learning.

Social Media for Academics

Author: Mark Carrigan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147394371X

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Social media is an increasingly important part of academic life that can be a fantastic medium for promoting your work, networking with colleagues and for demonstrating impact. However, alongside the opportunities it also poses challenging questions about how to engage online, and how to represent yourself professionally. This practical book provides clear guidance on effectively and intelligently using social media for academic purposes across disciplines, from publicising your work and building networks to engaging the public with your research. It is supported by real life examples and underpinned by principles of good practice to ensure you have the skills to make the most of this exciting medium. You’ll find advice on: Using social media to publicise your work Potential pitfalls and how to avoid them The evolving role of social media in higher education Defining digital scholarship Managing your identity online Finding time for social media Near-future trends in academia. Visit Mark's blog for more insights and discussion on social media academic practice at http://markcarrigan.net/

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Better Than Bullet Points

Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint

Author: Jane Bozarth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111867412X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9168

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Featuring a complete update of the previous edition to reflect the new and expanded tools of PowerPoint 2013. By providing in-depth guidance, specific instructions, and helpful exercises, the book helps everyday trainers to create potent e-learning through the readily available popular desktop application. Established expert Jane Bozarth guides readers through the powerful new and updated features of the soon-to-be-released 2013 version, covering everything from text to art, animation to interactivity. If you have PowerPoint, this book will immediately put free real-world tools in your hands. Also features many online tools, including relevant technical design elements from older PowerPoint versions as well as a wealth of additional tools, templates, and examples. SECTION ONE: FOUNDATIONS Chapter One: Creating E-Learning with PowerPoint Chapter Two: It’s About Design, Not Software SECTION TWO: INTERFACE AND CONTENT Chapter Three: The Graphic User Interface and Course Architecture Chapter Five: Creating and Editing Art Chapter Six: Animation Chapter Seven: Interactivity Chapter Eight: Add-Ons, Blending, Performance Support, and Job Aids Chapter Nine: Adding Narration and Multimedia SECTION THREE: DELIVERY AND SUPPORT Chapter Ten: Saving, Uploading, and Distributing Appendix: PowerPoint Basics References and Other Sources Other Resources

Active Training

A Handbook of Techniques, Designs, Case Examples and Tips

Author: Melvin L. Silberman,Elaine Biech

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118972015

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 1922

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Active Training has become a classic book in the field of training and development and a standard text on graduate-level HRD programs. It turned instructional design on its head by shifting the emphasis away from the instructor and on to the learner. A lot has happened in the training field in the last 10 years since the previous edition was written and this new edition -- the third significant update in 25 years -- adds sections to comprehensively cover new learning technologies and applications, including social media, m-learning, and creating affordable media; addresses the evolving role of trainers, including onboarding, leading change, coaching managers, mentoring, internal consulting, and building teams; tackles new business realities and challenges, including doing more with less, globalization, and working with multi-generational workforces; and offers best practices for new trainer tasks, skills, and knowledge, including working with the C-suite, engaging and retaining employees, developing leaders, vendor management, and working with SMEs. Revisions include updated workplace examples, new and revised templates and worksheets, updated theory and research sections, and expanded guidelines on evaluating and training ROI, extending the value of training programs, and managing Active Training programs to show state-of-the art applications. What will continue to set these books apart is the relevance of dozens of new examples, the wisdom and impact of fresh practical tips, and the rigor and expertise supporting dozens of exercises and techniques.

Show Your Work

Author: Jane Bozarth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118864018

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Organizations struggle to capture tacit knowledge. Workers struggle to find answers and information across organizational databases and boundaries and silos. New comfort with social sharing, combined with the proliferation of new social tools, offer easy, useful means of sharing not just what we do but how we get things done. For the organization this supports productivity, improves performance, encourages reflective practice, speeds communication, and helps to surface challenges, bottlenecks, and that elusive tacit knowledge. For the worker it illuminates strengths, talents, struggles, and the reality of how days are spent. For the coworker or colleague it solves a problem, saves time, or builds on existing knowledge. And for management it helps to capture who does what, and how, and otherwise makes visible so much of what is presently opaque. What does showing work mean? It is an image, video, blog post, or use of another tool, or just talking to describe how you solved a problem, show how you fixed the machine, tell how you achieved the workaround, explain how you overcame objections to close the deal, drew the solution to the workflow problem, or photographed the steps you took as you learned to complete a new task. Some of the most effective examples of showing work offer someone explaining how/why they failed, and how they fixed it. Show Your Work offers dozens of examples of individuals and groups showing their work to the benefit of their organizations, their industries, and themselves. Show Your Work offers dozens of real examples of showing work, supported with tips for how to help it happen, how leaders can lead by showing their own work, and how L&D can extend its reach by showing its own work and helping others show theirs.

Mastering the CPLP

How to Successfully Prepare For-And Pass!-the CPLP Knowledge Exam

Author: Trish Uhl

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781484896907

Category:

Page: 200

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The Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) certification from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) - formerly, the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) reflects the evolving industry standards for determining competence in the field of learning & performance. This book outlines a time-tested, candidate approved approach to start learning professionals on the path to their own skills-based assessment and CPLP success. Serving as an ideal resource for learning professionals who seek to validate their skills and knowledge against a globally recognized professional standard, this book helps those professionals prepare a personalized Study Plan for achieving success on the CPLP Knowledge Exam - the first phase of the CPLP certification process. * Features proven strategies and planning techniques for study preparation * Provides access to bonus materials, including a link to sample CPLP practice test questions, flashcards, and ancillary materials This book is must-have preparation for those looking to take the CPLP Knowledge Exam in order to strengthen their resume and advance their career.Master the CPLP Knowledge Exam by following this book's systematic 4-Step process:1. Plan2. Study3. Practice4. Prepare PRAISE FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS: - "If you want to obtain your CPLP, then you need this book in your hands, not just on your shelf! There is no one I know who has more passion, knowledge, and practical experience in helping people prepare and pass the CPLP than Trish Uhl. This book captures Trish's wisdom and experience and delivers it to you in an easy-to-apply form." - BOB PIKE, CSP, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, CPLP Fellow, Author of Creative Training Techniques - "Mastering the CPLP lives up to its name. Trish Uhl focuses on what one has to do, not just what one has to learn. The easy-to-navigate concepts and practical tips provide a sound, comprehensive approach to mastering the exam portion of the CPLP requirements. Trish accurately captured the essence of the Kirkpatrick four level model, presenting it in a way that readers will find extremely useful. Trish's supercharged spirit and enthusiasm are woven throughout the book, making it enjoyable to work through." - WENDY and JIM KIRKPATRICK, Author of Training on Trial - "Trish Uhl is the last word in CPLP prep, taking it far from its American roots to far-flung corners of the globe. This an excellent guide for those approaching the exam, offering advice for successful brain / knowledge prep as well as many encouraging words and exam survival tips from those who've gone before."- JANE BOZARTH, eLearning Coordinator, State of North Carolina, Author of Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning - "No one knows CPLP prep like Trish, and it shows in this book. Her years of experience supporting learning professionals in preparing for certification come through on each page, and it is certainly a MUST READ for anyone who is considering their CPLP certification. In classic Trish style, this book starts and ends with the learner. She really focuses on empowering professionals to be effective learners in this exciting phase of their career development." - RICHARD SITES, Ed.D., Vice President, Client Services, Allen Interactions Inc. Co-Author of Leaving ADDIE for SAM Owl's Ledge - the Creators of CPLPCOACH.com - the ONLY Web site dedicated to CPLP Knowledge Exam and CPLP Work Product preparation Visit www.CPLPCOACH.com to access a full set of electronic and mobile test prep tools to help you thoroughly prepare for the exam. These include: * Multiple CPLP Practice Tests * Over 300+ Practice Test Questions * Over 500 Electronic Flashcards * Online games and puzzles to practice applying concepts and defining terminology

Advances in Functional Training

Training Techniques for Coaches, Personal Trainers and Athletes

Author: Michael Boyle

Publisher: On Target Publications

ISBN: 1931046042

Category:

Page: 315

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In the seven years since the publication of his first book, Functional Training for Sports, new understanding of functional anatomy created a shift in strength coaching. With this new material, Coach Boyle presents the continued evolution of functional training as seen by a leader in the strength and conditioning field.

The Challenge Continues, Participant Workbook

Encourage the Heart

Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner,Jane Bozarth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470402830

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 48

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Continue Your Leadership Journey With a Deep Dive Into Encourage the Heart Over the last twenty-five years, The Leadership Challenge established a reputation as a research-driven, evidence-based leadership development model with a simple, yet profound, principle at its core: leadership is a measurable and learnable set of behaviors. The Challenge Continues program offers you the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the Encourage the Heart leadership practice. Designed for leaders familiar with The Leadership Challenge principles and its Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® foundational model, this new program addresses the important question: "What's Next?" The fifth of bestselling authors Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's Five Practices, Encourage the Heart is about: Recognizing contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence Celebrating the values and victories by creating a spirit of community Your Participant Workbook is a hands-on tool, designed to accompany you on the next phase of your personal leadership development journey. Beginning with a focus on what you have already accomplished and what has gone well with this Practice, the pages then guide you through several interactive exercises and a practical process for expanding and refining your Encourage the Heart skills. You will also explore ways in which can develop your team members and influence the broader spheres of you work unit or organization. Finishing up the module with a detailed action plan, you will leave the session with a detailed map for continuing your journey toward exceptional leadership.

WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

Author: George Plumley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118996399

Category: Computers

Page: 456

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The easy, self-paced guide to the powerful WordPress platform WordPress 24-Hour Trainer, 3rd Edition provides a comprehensive, unique book-and-video package that focuses on the practical, everyday tasks you will face when creating and maintaining WordPress websites. This easy-to-use, friendly guide will show you how to create and edit pages, integrate your site with social media, keep your site secure, make content more search engine friendly to help drive website traffic, troubleshoot the most common WordPress issues, and much more. This updated edition of WordPress 24-Hour Trainer covers the latest features of WordPress 4.0 and 4.1 in an easy-to-use format: Fully-illustrated guides to key tasks you'll need to perform with WordPress. At the end of each lesson a list of related plugins you can install to make WordPress an even more powerful tool. Step-by-step guides at the end of lessons to help you practice what you just learned. Videos that show you first hand some of the concepts in each lesson. WordPress 24-Hour Trainer, 3rd Edition is your perfect real-world guide to fully leveraging this powerful platform.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Virtual Training Basics

Author: Cindy Huggett

Publisher: ASTD

ISBN: 9781947308640

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 1943

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Build your virtual training skills with this new edition of Virtual Training Basics by Cindy Huggett. Virtual Training Basics will get you started with the fundamentals of virtual training, and then build you up through design and facilitation, with updated material and two new chapters to cover the latest breakthroughs and skills you need to know. In this book, you will: - Get tips from a variety of seasoned virtual trainers. - Gain insight into the differences (and similarities) between facilitating in-person training and virtual training. - Understand the fundamentals of virtual training design.

Body Trainer for Men

Author: Klerck, Ray

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450432263

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 296

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Ray Klerck, former fitness editor and now fitness and nutrition advisor for Men’s Health UK and Australia, offers the workouts and programs for men striving to improve fitness and strength while developing the ultimate physique. Body Trainer for Men combines expert advice and the latest research with a highly visual design and full-color photography.

Functional Training for Sports

Author: Michael Boyle

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780736046817

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 3894

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Reach a higher level of athleticism with "Functional Training for Sports." This book presents a complete system that focuses on training your body the way it will be used during competition. Detailed exercise progressions and training will help develop the movement skills, body positions, and explosive power essential for sports.