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ISO/RTO TWG 2016 – List of things mentioned

Here is a partial and unorganized list of some of the stuff mentioned at the ISO/RTO Training Working Group meeting.

  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) – certifying body for standards-based training program …blesses you to grant globally-accepted continuing education hours to learners
  • Checklist Manifesto – great book by Dr. Atul Gawande about how the use of checklists can help even the smartest people from making needless mistakes
  • International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi)lower case acronym intentional …this is the body that creates the standards upon which many learning industry certifications are based
  • Xyleme Author – XML-based content development that encourages a more atomic approach to content development that encourages reuse, helps with version control, and acts as a central location for the storage of content …cool because it allows export into deliverable formats such as PDF, web, PowerPoint, Word, etc.
  • Bottom-Line Performance – outside contractor for computer-based training (CBT) development
  • proofhq.com – online proofreading tool
  • imeetcentral.com – online project management, collaboration, and workflow tool
  • Articulate Online – online delivery of content made with Articulate learning content creation tools
  • e-Learning and Science of Instruction – book containing research-based recommendations for how to design learning materials for better understanding
  • Mindmapping – using mindmapping to see the connections when designing and developing training is very helpful …although this book wasn’t specifically mentioned, it is the one that I can vouch for that describes the process really well

Please make add the things I missed in the comment section.

Setting aside time each day to read

I love to read. That said, I am also easily distracted by shiny things …ooh, look there’s the www and …ooh, baseball game…

My wife went to Ireland with her mom a week ago. While she was gone I decided to read for a couple of hours everyday.

I have managed to keep up the habit. I really like it. Dedicating time each day to reading helps me get to all the books in my ‘to read’ stack.

Here is what I’m reading now.

books i am reading as of August 22, 2015

What I’m reading …as of August 22, 2015.


Yes, I read more than one book at a time. I know, focus! 🙂

And here’s an image of my ‘to read’ stack.

My 'to read' list

My ‘to read’ list (not in order)


Slowly, slowly, catchy monkey.