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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

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

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.

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Emotional Intelligence: The Real Performance Indicator

CLO Magazine

“Better engagement is key for bottom line, and emotional intelligence is greatly connected to organizational performance.” ” Emotional intelligence consultants say employers need to begin with an emotional assessment when hiring. “That was astounding,” Miller said, “I asked: What type of assessments are we doing? Using this data, Poskey evaluates an individual’s strengths and weaknesses and connects emotional characteristics to performance and overall evaluation metrics. ” Ghini said. Accuracy in their thinking?”

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.

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.

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.

Flipped Classrooms in Corporate Learning: Concept or reality?


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].

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”?

Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning


However, in addition to the technical aspects, it is also important  to have constructive discussions on the potential applications of this new standard in the learning and performance management landscapes. The best part of the story is where the possibility of tracking employees’ real-world job performance even after their training is over is depicted in an interesting way.

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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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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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).

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.

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.

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.

9-Step Instructional Process that Just Works


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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Reasons to Implement E-Learning

Connect Thinking

What e-learning can do is provide the ‘just-in-time’ performance support required for staff to work more efficiently and effectively which, in turn, drives productivity. After the classroom: Webinar ‘check in’, workplace mentoring, online and mobile performance support tools (job aids, procedural videos etc). 3. Build staff productivity. Learning options -.

#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.


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?

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.

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?

The vision: 1. Learning and development that is aligned

Clive on Learning

Once you know what behaviours are required if the organisation is to succeed in the future, you need to assess the extent of the task in front of you: To what degree are employees already exhibiting the behaviours that are critical for success? If you work for a larger organisation, then ideally you''ll have set up a performance management system which enables you to keep track of how individuals are performing. Smaller organisations may not have gone so far, but they should at very least be conducting regular performance appraisals. Let''s unpick this a little.

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.

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,

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.

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.

MOOCs and Microlearning

Your Training Edge

Although it still involves delivering content and performing learning activities in small chunks, the second form of microlearning is a different creature entirely. Here, microlearning describes a type of learning in which mini learning activities of all types are used to achieve various learning goals, including onboarding, content reinforcement, and even assessment. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. offers 25+ years of training and talent management helping executives, business owners, and top performing sales executives in taking the leap from the ordinary to extraordinary.

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Beyond Cost-Savings: Advantages of MOOCs for Corporate Training

Your Training Edge

Learning analytics can also help companies predict employee performance and identify potential problems. The two most notable disadvantages of MOOCs in higher education (and the ones that get the most press) are the high drop-out rate and the difficulty of assessing learning outcomes. Second, in corporate training, learners are not assessed by their ability to take a multiple-choice quiz or write an essay. Copyright 2013 Bryant Nielson. But when it comes to MOOCs, corporate training is inexplicably lagging behind. Access and Scalability. MOOCs are easily customized.

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Evolution of the Mobile LMS: mLearning for the new-age learner


Assessments that include a variety of questions can also be built in. The mobile advantage is that the assessments can be taken on the go – whenever the learner finds the time or experiences the need. From delivering e-content, to providing sustained learning support, creating an avenue for performance support and social learning – the mobile LMS is poised to do it all.