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Can Advanced Training Kill You?

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Several months ago, I read an article about a new study that revealed that advanced driving schools that teach emergency manoeuvres only increase the risk of teen driving collisions. It seemed counter-intuitive that something that is designed to keep drivers safe - aka advanced training - can actually increase the likelihood of accidents. Werner DeBondt and Richard H.

Learning the Meerkat Way

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For the past several months, I have been a part of a project team where we are designing and developing a Career Map and Self-Assessment Tool for the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), Canada. When we started our work with the client, one of the team members, Nigel Llyod, suggested that we call ourselves the “MiHR CATS ( C areer map and self- A ssessment T ool)”. And so do ants.

Loving What You Do: The Unfair Advantage

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Monday mornings are Freakonomics podcast days. This morning, I heard the most interesting and inspiring podcast. The host, Stephen J. Dubner took me along on a magic show and then Steve Levitt spoke about 'The bagel man' and about loving ants. The podcast was titled, ' Think like a child '. To add to this powerful idea, here's something more. Not from the podcast but a related idea.

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Emptying Your Cup: Unlearning to Learn

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We are constantly learning. We should also be constantly unlearning. Unlearning Unlearning is as important to learning (if not more) than the process of learning itself. According According to the dictionary, unlearning is a transitive verb that means to put out of one's knowledge or memory OR to undo the effect of or discard the habit of. In the cognitive scheme of things, to me, learning and unlearning are two. unlearning learning

How to Choose Between On-Demand and Instructor-Led Training

Not sure whether to offer on-demand or instructor-led training, or both? Each has its pros and cons and your decision will depend on your organization’s needs and goals. Download this eBook to learn which option is better at scale, as well as the resources needed to implement each training type.

From Dependence to Interdependence: The Changing Role of Learning Consultants

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In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey talks about the concept of the Maturity Continuum. He discusses seven habits that are designed to help individuals move from Dependence to Independence (Self-Mastery) to Interdependence (the highest level of maturity). Internet and easy access to information is changing the role of a learning designer.

What Children Can Teach Us About Learning

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I am always inspired by the following quote by Thomas Szasz, an American psychiatrist and academic: "Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.". This quote, very. learn teaching learning children

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My Reflections on 'Learning How to Learn'

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This year, I completed my third #MOOC course called ' Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects '. This course is offered by University of California, San Diego through Coursera and is taught by Dr. Barbara Oakley , Prof of Engineering at Oakland University and Dr. Terrence Sejnowski, Francis Crick Prof at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The course is geared towards anyone who wants to understand how the process of learning works and know more about some of the techniques to learn effectively. But this technique may not be for everyone.

Top 10 Tips on How to Become a SUPER Trainer

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"It is by teaching that we teach ourselves, by relating that we observe, by affirming that we examine, by showing that we look, by writing that we think, by pumping that we draw water into the well." - Henri-Frederic Amiel (1821-81), Swiss philosopher, poet. Training is at the core of all our activities be it personal or professional. But good training is not a matter of coincidence, it is a. good trainer super trainer learners training tips learning trainer

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Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

In this whitepaper, you will discover the main reasons why the LMS alone is no longer meeting the needs of the modern learner. More importantly, you will learn what you can do to enhance its value.

Why I #lrnchat

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Every Thursday at 5:30 PM PST, a bunch of folks get together on twitter and chat about all things learning in our weekly #lrnchat @lrnchat. lrnchat started in 2009 and this is what we are all about. There are several reasons why I #lrnchat. But if I had to sum it up in a single word, I'd say I #lrnchat to ENGAGE. engage with the topic of conversation. What do we chat about? Goldman.

Why Do We Need to Assess? My Top 5 Reasons

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A couple of weeks ago, I read an article about why schools in Finland are successful. There There was one sentence in this article that really stuck with me. “We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test.”  - Pasi Sahlberg, a former math and physics teacher who is now in Finland’s Ministry of Education and Culture. think this sentence captures the essence of why we should. performance learning assessing assess

Addressing On-Demand Learning Needs

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 The #LCBQ for May is: How do we need to change in what we do in order to address learning/performance needs that are on-demand? In order to answer this question, I think it is important to first identify and understand the nature of learning and performance needs that are 'on-demand'. The way I look at it, only when we apply knowledge, we really learn. don't think we would make an.

What Inspires Me

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I recently reviewed the inspiration channel on LinkedIn. It is called ''What Inspires Me''. This channel is a collection of thoughts on inspiration contributed by 60 LinkedIn influencers. After reading some interesting posts on what inspires others, I sat and pondered about my own sources of inspiration. Inspiration can take various forms. Some get inspired by art and music. Others get inspired by sports. And yet some others get inspired by people. Although each source of inspiration has probably inspired me at some point in my life, I feel most drawn to the inspiration I get from people.

Storyboarding for eLearning

Storyboarding is a very important step for creating eLearning courses. But don’t you feel it’s a waste of time to start creating the courses from scratch and copy-paste text and other objects from the storyboard to the eLearning tool for course development.

Learning Through Stories

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My father has told me countless stories and continues to be a good storyteller. Whether it is to share his opinion or advice or just generally talk about his experiences, he has always kept a story ready! First it was us, and now it is his grandchildren. And so, I have always liked stories; both telling and listening to them. And I hope to continue my father’s legacy by sharing countless stories. storytelling corporate storytelling learning through stories stories learning story

7 Leadership Lessons from Jazz with Dr. Frank Barrett

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In October, I attended a fascinating session by Dr. Frank Barrett , jazz pianist and author of Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz. The session was jointly organized by ISPI Vancouver with ICF Vancouver , CAPS , CRG International and coordinated by Brian Fraser , the lead provocateur of Jazzthink. about jazz. The artists had never performed with Dr. Barrett before.

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Coaching and Mentoring - What's the Difference?

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Over the last few weeks, I have been reading about coaching and mentoring. The trigger for all this activity was #lrnchat on 07 April where the topic of discussion was coaching and mentoring. Here are some thoughts from the #lrnchat community on the differences between coaching and mentoring: Coaching and mentoring are valuable to both the individual and the organization.

Fear of Consequences

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PlayTrue Challenge Game. The economy has had an impact on how many potential game and simulation projects commissioned. To make matters worse, when government, non-profit or grant funded institutions look to inform and educate using a game stakeholders are often tentative about allowing certain game mechanics. “No, we cannot allow game players to do that.”

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Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Off-the-shelf elearning is applicable for a wide audience, but it won’t address your organization’s unique situations or distinctive content. So are these courses all that helpful? For sure! Read on for 7 secrets to make off-the-self learning your own.

Top 5 Tips for Embracing Change

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Change is the only constant. It is a process of becoming different. As a professional learning consultant, I am always working with “change” – either trying to cause it or helping learners deal with it. love change and thrive on it. Recently, I have had one of the biggest changes in my life. My family and I have moved from New Delhi, India to Vancouver, B.C. Canada. This is a permanent move, learning change

The 5 W's of Project Planning

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I recently attended a 2-day workshop in the context of planning for a big project. It was a good refresher class on the basics of project planning. Here's Here's a summary of what I learned and relearned, different words and some different techniques - but the classic theme - the 5Ws of Project Planning: 1) The WHAT - what are we doing? Other Other questions to ask are what will be the desired outcome of. stakeholders deliverables project planning risks

From a "Social Being" to "Being Social"

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I have been thinking about this for a while and I see that I am not the only one pondering about this. The question on my mind: is social media making us anti-social? Is "being social" changing us from a "social being" to a not-so-social being? Social Social media is a new technology, a new platform to connect and communicate and requires new skills. But is it leading to the loss of some other critical

Starting a Blog in 5 Easy Steps and Keeping at it!

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Recently, Tumblr reached 10 Billion posts mark. Tumblr is a microblogging platform that started in 2007 and went from 1 billion to 10 billion posts in just one year! study by Universal McCann reports that over 77% of Internet users read blogs. In US alone, this 77% would conservatively mean more than 54 million readers. It is also reported that there are 900,000 blog posts posted every day in. blog how-to blogging steps

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

Is your organization thinking about moving towards a performance development culture? What are the elements to succeeding and keeping managers and employees engaged? Download “A Road Map for Change” to find out and gain insight into making the transition as smooth as possible on your journey into this brave new world.

Top 5 Tips to Become a Better Listener

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We cannot underestimate the power of listening skills at any phase of our lives – as children, young adults, and mature professionals. personally believe that success and failure depends on how well we listen to everything around us - the voice of our parents, teachers, leaders and nature.  Here are my top 5 tips to become a better listener: 1) Be quiet  - To really listen, you have to be. engaging conference learning listening listener

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Diversity and Inclusion: The Road to Cultural Competence

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Read somewhere: " Culture is the software of our minds – and we are not all using the same programs. " As more organizations truly become international, there are more multicultural teams now than ever before. Therefore, there is a need to understand cultural differences and work towards fueling the growth of the business using the power of these differences. Trainers and learning development folks play a key role in identifying, appreciating and incorporating these differences in designing more ''inclusive learning''. But there is more to multiculturalism and diversity than meets the eye.

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The MOOC Mantra: Top 5 Tips for Success

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In February, I completed my first #MOOC course titled, E-learning and Digital Cultures (#edcmooc). At the time, this was one of six MOOCs being offered by the University of Edinburgh through Coursera. This was a 5-week course with two major themes followed by completion of an artefact to summarize the key learnings from the course. The artefact was evaluated by peers and a median grade was reported to each individual. This post is a reflection of my learning from the MOOC experience and aims to help others who are riding this wave. edcmooc had 40K enrollments. Online : This is self explanatory.

Why Should Managers Teach?

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I recently read an article in CLO titled, "Those who manage teach." It is a powerful statement and I completely agree with it. I have always believed that managers are the first line of teachers. Also, whether you know it or don't - whether you want to or not, every manager is a teacher.  While many managers focus on the project goals: time and cost, some managers do something more - they also. good trainer teaching training good managers

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Best Practices for Launching an LMS

When launching a new platform to deliver customer and partner training, there are a few key items to keep in mind. The best and simplest way to stay organized during this process – and be able to measure success – is to follow the tried-and-true practices outlined in this eBook. Click to download.

The Single Most Important Thing I Learned In 2011

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This year has been instrumental in my life and in the life of my family. We moved across continents; from India to Canada. During the year, I (re)learned many things. learned to respect my goals and love my dreams and constantly fuel them with positive energy and resilience. learned to plan for change and accept when things don’t go my way. also learned that whatever I set my mind to, it is. integration training learning

What Can the Olympics Teach Us?

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It is the Olympic season! The The London Summer Olympics begins Friday, July 27, 2012, and ends Sunday, August 12, 2012. I am sure many of you are looking forward to catch your favorite players and world’s leading athletes compete in the most challenging games. There are so many magical moments that happen during Olympics - success and failures, laughter and tears, achievements and injuries. performance training learning Olympics failure

Games We Should Play - The Gamification of Learning

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Recently, I participated in a #TrainChat on twitter on the topic: "What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Instructional Design." The The chat was interesting and insightful and some very good points were made about the impact of design elements such as simplicity, focus on skills and competencies, engagement, motivation and challenge. The chat came at a time when I was reading about 'gamification'. games game-based learning Gamification of learning gaming Design

Questions I Ask Myself

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As I understand, like many others, life is not about knowing the answers - it is all about asking the right questions. I wrote a post on Asking the right questions in 2009. I am still learning how to ask the 'right' questions. And everyday, my questions get better. Here are some of the questions I am asking myself these days: What do I need less of? What keeps me motivated? What do I want to

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

This workbook is a response to your need to understand how to strategically incorporate gamification into your learning strategy, in order to drive real business results. It’s designed to be printed, written in and used as a guide.

5 Tips for Designing An Onboarding Program That Keeps Them On Board!

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The value of an onboarding or an induction program is far more than it is perceived. good onboarding program helps new hires understand the organization and settle in quickly. More importantly, an onboarding program is instrumental in motivating and retaining new hires by helping them understand their role in the bigger picture. However, not only onboarding programs are able to meet these. mentee mentor new hire training Onboarding Induction buddy Design New Hire Training

Transfer of Learning - Theories and Implications

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Transfer of learning is the goal of all training and learning interventions. We know that the often the learning context is different from the context of real-life application. However, the training objective is not achieved until the learning transfers from one to context to another. So, what is it that makes learning 'stick' and allows learners to use the learning immediately and in the future?

Why Training Should Be More Like Candy Crush?

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Candy Crush Saga is the most popular game on Facebook, iOS and the Android Play Store. It is a simple match-three puzzle game. But it is more than that. as every Candy Crush player lives to tell. I am far from being a facebook gamer but I started playing the game this December. And I wasn''t disappointed. This candy is addictive! But I wish all training was. If it was, it would have been boring.

What did I learn during Learn @ Work Week?

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Learn @ Work Week , September 23-27, is an annual celebration recognizing the value of workplace learning and development in Canada. As I read the phrase, ''Learn @ Work'', I wonder where else would I learn. But don''t get me wrong. We learn all the time and we can learn anywhere. But when it comes to professional learning, we learn the most at work. So what did I learn in Learn @ Work Week ?

What's New In Adobe Captivate 9!

Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, as she showcases the latest features & enhancements in the all-new Adobe Captivate 9. You will learn about the stellar features of this release along with Captivate Draft –the new storyboarding app.