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eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

link] January 2013 January 2-5, 2013 The Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK. link] January 3-4, 2013 New Presidents Program, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Palm Harbor, Florida, USA. link] January 3-6, 2013 Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, 128 th , Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Activities, resources and assessments - your flexible friends

Clive on Learning

My response is to design each module as a series of activities, resources and assessments, each of which can work on a self-directed or cohort basis, whether online or face-to-face: Discussions and other collaborative activities : These are easy to visualise for cohort-based courses, whether asynchronous (using forums and social media) or synchronous (in physical or virtual classrooms). I'm currently working with a client that is looking to assemble a curriculum of learning modules for thousands of NGO personnel working in developing countries across the world. instructional design

Top 5 benefits of open badges for corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

consider this an important point because as learning in the corporate sector becomes more informal, the employee’s motivation to drive their own development will become increasingly pivotal to their performance, and hence to the performance of the organisation as a whole. 2. That gives employers confidence in your capability to perform on the job. 5.

Nuts and Bolts: Design Assessments First by Jane Bozarth

Learning Solutions Magazine

The matter of assessment is one of the most consistent problems I see with instructional design. The disconnect between workplace performance, course performance objectives, assessment, and content is a huge contributor to learner failure.” Here’s a simple way to fix that disconnect. Design Strategies Instructional Design Measurement Training Strategies

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

It is indispensible for managing registrations, deploying e-learning, marking grades, recording completion statuses, centralising performance agreements and documenting performance appraisals. Stuff that actually makes a difference to their performance. No – the way we can acknowledge informal learning is via assessment. think of informal learning. Relevant stuff.

Best of Friday’s Finds 2013

Learning and Working on the Web

Here are some of the best finds I made in 2013, on the topics of creativity, complexity, hierarchy, innovation, leadership, learning, models, networks, organizations, work, and the workplace. Hindsight biases post-accident assessments of human performance. These are my Friday’s Finds. Creativity. TimKastelle – What is the Best Organisational Structure for Creativity? like W.L.

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Pre-Hire Assessment Science Revealed: Value for Employers, Value for Candidates

Learning on the Leading Edge

Data helps us understand why some people perform better than others, why some people become strong leaders and others do not, and why some people are highly engaged and others are not. When I talk with peers and leaders in HR around the world, I find that most companies feel lucky if 75% of their candidates work out and 10% become high performers. Creating a Pre-Hire Assessment.

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Compliance Training: Doing Something About the Least Popular Training on Earth

Allison Rossett

Once she had hard-fought answers to those questions, she turned to technology, assessments, pathways and branching to deliver both universal and personalized training, information and support. Net, net, are we talking about awareness, knowledge or dependable performance and habits? Compliance training satisfies few who experience it. Complaining about compliance is not good enough.

Interview With Mobile Learning Thought Leader Mayra Aixa Villar

Bottom-Line Performance

My tasks consisted in assessing online as well as instructor-led courses and to carry out an in-depth research on training course design and training needs. In my opinion, it is crucial to observe how the target audience behaves in the context of performance. Mayra has authored articles for ASTD and Learning Solutions Magazine and writes frequently on her personal blog.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

This article focuses on a topic that has historically been an albatross around the neck of training and development: assessment. Assessment in corporate training is complicated by a couple of factors. The result has been an overabundance of objective testing methods that assess information recall but little else. The second complicating factor is even more troubling: many organizations don’t assess employee learning at all. MOOCs have led educators to develop some new perspectives on assessment, and corporate training has a lot to learn from them.

Four Ways to Assess Learning

CLO Magazine

When it comes to learning design, it’s best to assess an issue early. CLOs are often expected to perform miracles: solve deep-seated learning deficits; design transformational learning programs for all levels; take risks so their organization’s learning processes are cutting-edge; be able to put a new program or process in place at hyper-speed; all while cutting budgets to the bone and delivering a return on investment. Organizational diagnosis and needs assessment tools can help accelerate the design and delivery of targeted, high-impact solutions. Defining the ?problem,

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works

LearnDash

Elicit Performance (Practice) – Allow the learner to practice the new skill or behavior they are learning. Assess Performance – After ample practice has been given, test the learners to determine if the lesson has indeed been learned. 9. The steps are not meant to be absolute rules, but they do provide a a good place to start during the creation process.

Fiddling with criteria, or, accomplishment versus assessment

Dave's Whiteboard

In a  previous post , I talked about playing music as a form of tacit skill. I’ve also been thinking about accomplishment and assessment: what gets done, so to speak, and what value it has. chose BMI as an example because there’s disagreement about how useful an assessment it is. The term “best” implies its own assessment: best on whose terms?

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Flipped Classrooms in Corporate Learning: Concept or reality?

G-Cube

This is done by measuring the time learners take to complete the course and the various in-built assessments. Precious classroom time was thus spent not in refreshing previous concepts but in performing practical activities like role-playing, practicing skills, and so on. The ways of Training and Learning in the corporate space are changing. Suggested further reading: [link]. link].

7 Strategies for Building Community in Online Courses

eLearning Acupuncture

Social Forum - actively encourage learners to introduce themselves and to perform a simple ice-breaker activity in the 1st week of class. Include a confidential peer assessment of group work component, for all graded group-based assessment tools. 4. Loneliness and a feeling of working in isolation is one reason why some online students eventually choose to drop a course.

Lessons from the Olympics on Assessing Performance

Learning on the Leading Edge

All of this sounds eerily similar to our research on performance appraisal, where we have talked about the importance of increasing the number of raters. Unfortunately, just over half of organizations allow self-appraisals – and only about 1/3 of organizations allow second-level managers to contribute to performance appraisals (see Figure 1). The proposed solution? Stacia

10 eLearning Game Ideas for Instructional Designers

eLearning Brothers

This has held true for novelty things like mood rings or astrological signs all the way to formal assessments like IQ, learner types, Meyers-Briggs, etc. You can also gather more instructional game ideas at DevLearn 2013 next month in Las Vegas! Instructional Designers have the ability to make awesome eLearning games, they just don’t know it yet. Simulate this instructionally.

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Colorful Consulting: Lessons from Larry

Allison Rossett

You wouldn’t hire an evaluation expert to build your performance support tools, would you? He was in assessment mode. Blog posting Analysis consulting performance performance consulting Today I learned about consulting from a surprising source. It began at lunch yesterday, when my usually positive pal Ellie remarked that my hair wasn’t looking so great. think the word she used was listless. The cut was fine. But she wondered about the color. What was up with the color? In order to tell this story I have to admit that I’ve been throwing color at my hair for years.

How to MOOC: Meaningful Assessment Through Real-World Problem Solving

Your Training Edge

This article focuses on a topic that has historically been an albatross around the neck of training and development: assessment. Assessment in corporate training is complicated by a couple of factors. The result has been an overabundance of objective testing methods that assess information recall but little else. Any type of standard assessment can be implemented in a MOOC.

Stop Evaluating Training!

Upside Learning

My response to clients has typically been: If you are referring to Kirkpatrick Levels 1 & 2 it’s not very difficult; ‘smiley sheets’ will tell us about Reaction, and ‘assessments’ can help determine Learning. Brinkerhoff’s (who I had an opportunity to listen to at the AITD conference in Melbourne in April 2013) arguments very compelling.

10 Advantages Of Leveraging LMS For Blended Learning

Upside Learning

With this, you can schedule and run your offline and online training as per the schedule, administer assessments pre or post your training programs and generate instant reports to determine the success of your overall training. ASTD ICE 2013 | May 19 – 22 | Dallas, TX, USA | Stand #839. Earlier I had shared the 8 things to follow while implementing blended learning via an LMS.

7 big opportunities that MOOCs offer corporates

E-Learning Provocateur

In terms of the former, it’s important that the right MOOC be connected to the right employee so that it’s relevant to their performance on the job. However, only those who pass the assessment will have their completion status recorded in the LMS. 5. Regular readers of my blog will know that I’m quite the MOOC fan. Sourcing content. That’s a no-brainer.

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How to Optimize Company Performance

CLO Magazine

What indicators matter in assessing the management qualities that will drive shareholder and company performance? My doctoral research suggests executive leadership and compensation design are key drivers for organizational performance. Leadership research seeks to explain the financial impact that an individual such as the CEO has on a firm’s performance. percent of the variance in company performance using return on assets as the focus in their study “When Does Leadership Matter?” percent of the total variance in profit.

free online #elearning research articles from JOLT

Ignatia Webs

Articles I read and found useful: The Rachell Sturm-Beiss shared an interesting paper on the e fficacy of online exam-review sessions for math students: r eaching both high- and low-performing students (paper pdf here) simple actions for hightened student performance. The contents of the issue are listed below. always nice. Pasting the whole set of articles below. Victor J.

What Can You Expect in 2013?

CLO Magazine

As organizations continue to look for ways to enable and improve employee performance, there is an increased focus on talent development. Several trends will drive performance and development in 2013, and learning leaders will need to strategize for mobility. “This year or next at the latest, tablets will reshape our learning and development world — providing one platform on the job, on the move, for anywhere, anytime learning and performance support.” Top performance is tied to their learning and contributions through a leader board.

How language affects the performance of eLearners

Vignettes Learning

Indeed, the language used in content affects the performance of eLearners. However, facilitators and developers still carry the responsibility of directing the learners so that their purpose, objectives, process and assessment are accurate. Our belief : At Vignettes Learning we use stories in eLearning; however, we make them interactive. Synthesis. He or she was “not really there”?

The nature of e-learning in Australia

Spark Your Interest

As you can see  online courses  will remain a popular component of e-learning strategies in Australian organisations in 2013. Nonetheless, I submit that this simple survey sufficiently describes the nature  of e-learning in Australia as we head into 2013. This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. Learning analytics.

Trade Show Circuit 2013

eLearning 24-7

As a result, many of us (including myself) need to assess and weigh our options. Vendors are assessing as well. major misnomer is that the show is all about talent management, HRIS, ERP and performance management. Yeah, I know the folks at eLearning Guild will disagree, but it is an accurate assessment. 2013). Training 2013, Learning & Expo. The show still drives folks because of its name and past strong performance. Attendees either love it or not.  I strongly believe people still attend because of its prior higher tier performance

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8 Things To Follow While Implementing Blended Learning Via An LMS

Upside Learning

Find out the need of blended learning in your organization and how it will impact your learners’ and administrative performance. Your LMS vendor can be your best guide for the right infrastructure setup and to assess the readiness of your current setup to support blended learning. Assessments. Instant performance reports can also be generated for review and analysis.

Hello 2013

Janet Clarey

As 2013  begins, it seems an ideal time to reflect back on 2012, share some observations and predictions, and get blogging again. predict large organizations will increasingly utilize LCMSs  for mobile content development and deployment and to provide on-demand performance support for employees. Over the course of four months in late summer and early fall, I gathered data from nearly 100 systems and had demo’s with over 40 vendors for Bersin’s 2013 LMS Industry Study. For me, 2012 will go down as a year I basically went dark publicly. Oracle, SAP).

How I would approach creating compliance e-learning

Clive on Learning

Over and above knowledge and skills, what else needs to be in place in the work environment if performance is going to change? diagnostic assessment which determines how much of the programme you need to take - none, some or all. This assessment would comprise of a series of mini-scenarios (the portrayal of a situation, followed by one or more ''what would you do?'' final assessment, again based on mini-scenarios, and ideally drawn from a large pool to reduce the risk of cheating. It''s easy to criticise, much harder to put forward a solution. So what would I do?

#ASTDTK2013 Resources from ASTD Presentations

Kapp Notes

ASTD TK 2013 has been a great time. I’ve enjoyed spending time with old friends and making new ones. Watching an avatar that looks like you performing an activity influences you to perform a similar or same activity in the future. Creating avatars and having a learner perform a task as an avatar can influence a person’s actual behavior outside of being an avatar. Here are the slides from my presentation, my workshop on “Games and Gamification” with Koreen Olbrish will be in another post. Here are some related resources that you may find of value. 1.

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Transforming learning and development: the need

Clive on Learning

Finally, there is an increasing awareness that stand-alone classroom interventions have a limited impact on job performance. However enjoyable they may be at the time, and however high the knowledge assessment scores might be at the end, these are no guarantee that what is learned will be retained, applied and then put to good use. For the first time in eight years of Clive on Learning I''ve been too busy to blog. That''s not a bad thing, when you work as a consultant, but it has left me feeling a little guilty. We start by exploring the need for transformation. So what’s changed?

Training Needs Analysis Worksheet (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

A soundly conducted Needs Analysis should always be the first step when you need to improve performance or change behaviors. Regardless of the type of learning solution you plan to create, taking the time to properly assess the situation and gather appropriate information will go a long way towards assuring the success of a new project. Receive Training Request. Formulate a plan.

Resolve to Try Something New in eLearning in 2013

Integrated Learnings

Gable In perusing the blogosphere, Twitter , and Facebook at the turn of the new year, I noticed several expressions of relief that the world has not ended and resolutions to make 2013 the best year yet. While an attractive visual design and eye-catching interactions can help create a positive first impression of a lesson, its ability to teach learners to perform is what matters most. To help you assess learning through eLearning interactivity and/or knowledge assessments, take a peek at these posts: Writing Distractors for Multiple Choice Questions. By Shelley A.

Designing eLearning for iPads – Webinar Recording and Q&A

Upside Learning

You can deliver offline as well as online learning elements, performance support and just-in-time information on your learners’ mobile devices and achieve greater learning outcomes. 15 Authoring Tools For mEnabling Your eLearning For iPads Designing eLearning For iPads (LT 2013 – Slide Deck) Some Thoughts On Tablet Learning (aka Elearning On iPads). Design Considerations. Q 14.

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The nature of e-learning in Australia

Spark Your Interest

As you can see  online courses  will remain a popular component of e-learning strategies in Australian organisations in 2013. Nonetheless, I submit that this simple survey sufficiently describes the nature  of e-learning in Australia as we head into 2013. This post is written by Ryan Tracey. The young nation of Australia has a rich history in e-learning. Learning analytics.