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Training: The Value of Assessments

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Although I do know of at least one training company that offers assessments and feedback after the class, I am deducing that conducting assessments is not the norm. have read a couple of articles--and one book--saying that we will need to start proving that our training is effective by providing after-the-class assessment. Training on Trial , by Jim D. To begin to tap into these additional levels of assessment, we have to go back to the books and clearly define the goals of the training, and then assess whether measurable results have occurred. training

Live Training vs. eLearning: Which is Better?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

With one day's work, I had trained hundreds of people. Nevertheless, asynchronous training has some pretty compelling advantages. But the reason I am thinking about all of this today is that I was recently asked how to show that live, classroom training still has an advantage over eLearning. And now I was being asked to justify classroom training. My question for you this week is probably an old, familiar one, but one that comes up in both directions in the training world. Are there different reasons for different kinds of training? by Jennie Ruby.

Why Blended Learning Is Really Just Blended Training


Blended learning is a hot phrase in the training world, and it usually refers to a mixing of traditional face-to-face classroom facilitation with computer-based modules — usually self-paced online training. Blended learning extends training beyond a single “event.”. 2. Blended learning saves money by reducing the travel and work-stoppage costs of classroom training.

How to make your employees feel good about completing training

Sponge UK

As an L&D professional one of your main priorities is making your colleagues feel good about the training they complete. Training as a reward Depending on the type of training you’re offering, it can make sense to offer the opportunity for learning as a reward itself. Compliance elearning or any company specific training courses are harder to offer as a reward to employees.

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New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

training for decades – mainly learning on the job, with some formal training too. Since 2003, the Towards Maturity benchmarking process has sought to discover which. training = course. learning = dull mandatory training completed at the last. are building the skills of their teams. “We are training our staff as 70:20:10 facilitators and enablers, with a greater.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Happy New Year! (or is it New Year's?)

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class. About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. New Year's Day is the proper noun naming the day we celebrate the new year. That is why it is always capitalized. New Year's Eve is the night before, when all the partying really takes place. " If you are putting the s on New Year, you must use the apostrophe. Writing & Gramma

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

Tom Spiglanin

Generally, the term “microlearning” refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. 1. Within the field of workplace training and development, we’re skilled at chunking. Such standalone learning products may be used in conjunction with other training approaches, or they can be used on their own. Microlearning is not new. Print.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

Apprenticeship training has ‘blended’ for centuries and the correspondence schools in Europe in the 1840s used ‘blending’. However, the incorporation of technology into learning or training delivery has given blended learning a boost. In 2003 the UK Department of Education and Training defined it as “ learning which combines online and face-to-face approaches ”.

Resources for Finding Out How Long it Takes to Develop eLearning

Kapp Notes

A question I am constantly asked is “How long does it take to develop…&# you can fill in the rest with Instructor-led training, elearning, simulations, etc. Several people have attempted to answer that question in 2003 I gathered data and information about the times it takes to develop instruction and then my colleague Robyn Defelice and I explored the idea in 2009. How Long Does it Take to Create Learning? View more presentations from Chapman Alliance. Great detailed breakdown. Design develop

2016 Learning In Practice Award Finalists Announced

CLO Magazine

The awards were established in 2003 to recognize learning leaders who have demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of employee development programs. Jessica Melo, Director of Sales Training, Paycom. Chief Learning Officer magazine is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Learning In Practice awards. 27 at the Fall CLO Symposium Plus in Scottsdale, Ariz. Brands.

Is E-learning Implementation in Your Organization Smooth?

CommLab India

The World Wide Web and latest technological innovations have influenced how learning and training takes place in organizations. Most importantly, it has the potential to cater to the ever-growing and changing demands of businesses at lowered training costs. Note: The bold arrows indicate direct influence, while the dotted arrows indicate indirect influence (Mungania, 2003).


Kapp Notes

The conclusion reached by Fleming and Levie is supported b William Horton, a leading expert in the field of web-based instructional design, in his work titled Designing Web-Based Training. Interactivity in web-based training is especially important because people are not content to merely read from the computer screen as they may be with a book. 2000) Designing web-based training. 2003). The Advantages of Interactivity. There are many advantages of having learners interact with the subject matter they are learning. Horton [3] writes, “Interactivity boosts learning.

FREE Alternative to Microsoft Project


However, Microsoft Project is pricey, and only comes with some editions of Microsoft Office – so how can you manage that big training development program? Easy: The downside is it does kind of have that “Windows 2003″ feel at times, but it’s effective and completes the task at hand. free instructional design training toolsEven the menu items are similar.

Front-End Analysis: Improving Performance

Social Learning

The intervention could be training, or it could be something else. Part of their jobs will be training their peers on the new system. Their new role will also require new skills—performing stand-up training and user support. The current workforce needs to be analyzed to determine the skill gaps and then train the individuals or reassign them to a new job. May/June 2003).

7 Things About eLearning Your CEO/Executive Director Wants to Know

Association eLearning

If you’re part of a corporation, maybe you’ve decided that training and employee development would be more efficient if it were all online. It’d save time and resources, and you could standardize training, but how do you explain eLearning to the CEO? Will you train managers to become leaders? Membership numbers seem stagnant and renewals are decreasing.

Like Short Book Chapters, Short eLearning Courses are Better


In 2003, I worked on a project to break up long eLearning courses into shorter versions. With people’s busy schedules, it is difficult to devote an hour or even a full thirty minutes to completing a training class. Uncategorized easy online training courses eLearning Development online training courses Here are three. First, people have short attention spans.

Time for a clearout of urban myths

Clive on Learning

Most learning and development people are sensible enough and want to do the best job possible, but their own teachers on train-the-trainer courses have provided them with totally inappropriate tools with which to understand the world of adult learning. At the time of writing, I am on my to speak at the eLearning Network’s annual conference in London. characterise them as typefaces.

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Gamification: Why It’s Good


Coined in 2003, the term “gamification” did not take off in usage until about four years ago. The other aspect that organizations use gamification for is to encourage participation in events, such as charities and training (or elearning). For example, points can be awarded for attending training, and then cashed-in for an extra vacation day. It may sound like something a kid may have termed, and in part it is something that appeals to the kid in all of us. What It Is. Feel they gained an achievement. Achieve a sense of status. Display their altruism. Why It’s Good.

How to Prevent Member Education Burnout

Association eLearning

Adults retain 20% of what they read and hear, 40% of what they see, 50% of what they say, 60% of what they do, and 90% of what they see, hear, say and do (Copeland, 2003) [3]   Anything you can do to keep learning offerings from being passive experiences will help make the content more engaging and memorable. 2003). Training that rocks. Then the waiting begins. NOW WHAT?

spread the word: Telemedicine/eHealth Training Workshop at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp - Belgium

Ignatia Webs

Since 2003, the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp has organized an annual Telemedicine Workshop on the practical use of the ITM Telemedicine website (second opinion tool) and ITM library document delivery service. NST Tromsø and ITM Antwerp staff will deliver most of the training. For the complete info look at this pdf , a short overview below. Deadline 28 July 2008.

Embedding Learning in Work: The Benefits and Challenges

Performance Learning Productivity

The Research A 2009 study by the Learning & Development Roundtable, a division of the Corporate Executive Board, reported that on-the-job learning had three times the impact on performance improvement over formal training programs. If people learn as part of the workflow then this learning is more likely to impact performance in a positive way. itashare

Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Bottom-Line Performance

In traditional training, there is often a ton of “tell” before you get to any “do.”. Traditional training doesn’t come close to a game environment for feedback. and Driscoll, M (1988) Essentials of Learning for Instruction (2 nd ed), Prentice Hall. [iv] Clark, Ruth and Mayer, Richard (2003). Learning Brief by Sharon Boller. Let’s start with the fun. Fun can be: Winning ! 

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Who wants to be a better screencaster?

Visual Lounge

There are Basic Training and Advanced Topics courses, available to anyone. Daniel has trained people around the world how to use Camtasia Studio. Basic Training follows a set curriculum and is about learning the ins and outs of Camtasia Studio. >Sign up for Basic Training. He left TechSmith in 2003 to form dappertext LLC. Daniel Irvine, CA. airport).

TOPYX LMS and EdTek Services Announce Partnership


Clients choose TOPYX because of its ease of use, engaging peer-to-peer learning tools, outstanding value, robust feature set and dedicated support teams to provide compliance training, external portals, sales training and other online learning management needs. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. EdTek Services, Inc., Novas , Chief Executive Officer of Interactyx. About EdTek Services, Inc.:

Information on E-Learning and WCAG 2.0 Compliance in Australia

Connect Thinking

If your organisation is using old operating environments such as Windows XP, Office 2003 and Internet Explorer 6-8, then you may have problems even having the capability of complying with WCAG 2.0. Some Australian web accessibility testing and training services. Question from a client: What do I need to do to ensure our e-learning is WCAG 2.0 compliant? What is WCAG 2.0? WCAG 2.0

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Would vs. Will

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In training documents and manuals, we often have to tell the reader what will (or would) happen if they do (or did) a certain action. also teach the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts class.   About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. For example, suppose you want to tell the reader the consequences of pressing cancel. Would you use sentence a or sentence b below?  

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A new recipe for learner engagement (and how to bake it)

Learning Wire

You can assign learners an active role in their own learning process, they can be stimulated to invest this important effort, and consequently improve their learning (Paas, Renkl, & Sweller, 2003; Corbalan, Kester, & Van Merriënboer, 2011). Benefits of training and development for individuals, teams, organizations, and society. 2003). Why engage your learners? 2009).

Mentoring Millennials to Teach Hard to Come by Soft Skills

Training Industry

We must now focus our interviews on teach-ability, our onboarding process on training them well and our daily objective on creating a virtuous alignment in a multigenerational workforce. Celebrate the training’s completion, and invite each employee to mentor new staff themselves. Since founding Growing Leaders in 2003, Tim has written 32 books and taught leadership and mentoring courses at nine universities/graduate schools across the U.S.It has happened to the best of us when hiring millennials. Unfortunately, that 4.0 GPA suddenly wasn’t faring so well.

70:20:10 – Above All Else It’s a Change Agent

Performance Learning Productivity

George Bernard Shaw Tom Spiglanin is a senior engineering specialist at the Aerospace Corporation in California and manager of the organisation’s technical training. As Jay Cross pointed out back in 2003: “At work we learn more in the break room than in the classroom. “Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” itashare

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Writing & Grammar: Checklists, Part III

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

The other kind is a list of tasks for converting training materials from Captivate 4 to Captivate 5.   About the Author: Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. inevitably forget things if I don't.

Writing & Grammar Workshop: Do Training Examples Need to Keep it Real?

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

So I am in the middle of keystroking (reviewing) my way through training materials I'm going to teach on Microsoft Excel. " As soon as I saw this example, I knew that an IT person wrote the training example, not an accountant. The question of the day is this: to what extent do training examples need to be real-life examples? " In sum, I do consider it a best practice to use examples that very closely mimic or exemplify the real-world problems that learners need to be able to solve after the training. by Jennie Ruby. But is that good enough?

Editing with Acrobat: Get the Comment Pane's Numbers to Match Acrobat's Page Numbers

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

Jennie also teaches the Writing Training Documents and eLearning Scripts  and the Complete Review of Grammar  class.        About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby. Endless confusion resulted when she tried to discuss editorial changes with authors--Is that on page 2? or page 21? It is called the "logical" page number. Acrobat

Thinking about Gamification in Learning and Instruction

Kapp Notes

Juul (2003) identified six elements which include rules, variable quantifiable outcome, player effort, valorization of the outcome, attachment of the player to the outcome, and negotiable consequences. 2003). 2012) The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Case-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education. Origin of Term. 2011, Groh, 2012). Wilson et. References.

Value of Investment (VOI) vs. Return on Investment

Kapp Notes

Perhaps the constant effort to find the ROI of higher education or even training programs is mis-placed, should we be asking ourselves if an alternative exists? As the competitive landscape of higher education shifts and the training industry changes, using a measurement like Return On Investment (ROI) as the only guide for evaluating information technology investments like an LMS or an audience response system is a mistake. Without a shift from ROI to VOI, schools or training departments will not move forward or achieve a competitive advantage. EDUCAUSE Research Bulletin.

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Writing & Grammar: Name That Error

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

  While one may need an industrial-grade personnel training solution in the long term, you can still address basic needs with an entry-level system today.   This training forum allows you to discuss newly developed materials, upload samples for beta testing and to receive detailed feedback from your colleagues.      About the Author:   Jennie Ruby is a veteran IconLogic trainer and author with titles such as "Editing with Word 2003 and Acrobat 7" and " Editing with MS Word 2007 " to her credit. by Jennie Ruby.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: David Byrne and PowerPoint

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Friday, April 06, 2007 David Byrne and PowerPoint Remember back in 2003, when David Byrne published a book (described by AP Technology Writer Rachel Konrad as a " coffee table book for nerds ") called E.E.E.I. And the same holds true of rapid e-Learning tools and any in-house training effort. Of ANY e-Learning effort.This is why this training industry is not dead yet. Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information ? The noted Edward Tufte blames PowerPoint. eLearnin.

Building Your Business Credibility

Training Industry

What’s the difference between a strong training leader and a strong business leader who happens to lead a training organization? spoke recently with a training executive for a manufacturing firm. She has business cred, and uses this to direct a highly successful training organization. When I first joined the training function, my credibility was “baked in.” I had just left a management role in the heart of the business, so there was little to learn. My boss observed that a credible training manager has a dual challenge. Otherwise, you become obsolete.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Humble Learning Moment

Learning Visions

Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Ive been reading e-Learning and the Science of Instruction (2003) by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer. Beachward Bound Crowdsourcing: Authoring Tools & LMS Questions My Summer ID Reading List ► June (3) eLearning Authoring Tools Mindmap The Two Faces of ePortfolios The Unofficial eLearning Salary Calculator ► May (9) Book Review: Ruth Clark’s Evidence-Based Training. For a great summary of the book, head over to Clives blog. recently as this week. OK -- duh.

Writing & Grammar: Results from the Department of Redundancy Department

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

" Second, the entries fell into three categories: editing the text to remove the redundancies, rewriting the text to make it more concise, and rewriting the text as a training document. And in the training category, cleverness and conciseness won the day. In the training category, coming in first at 16 words, is Charles Ormiston : To make certain a check has cleared:  1. by Jennie Ruby. The results of last week's redundancy contest were astonishing. We received several replies, all of them excellent improvements on the original redundant (and wordy) example.