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Active Training Series

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Dr. Andy Hicken and I are contributing authors in  101 Ways to Make Learning Active Beyond the Classroom , a new e-learning book by my friend and colleague, Elaine Biech. The book’s front half lists 200 tips for “making training active and learning successful.” Active Training. The post Active Training Series appeared first on Web Courseworks. 10 Tips.

Active learning principles: tips to apply in online training


Are you looking for a way to turn corporate learners into active participants? If so, then active learning may be the ideal strategy for your online training program. In this article, Christopher Pappas shares active learning principles and related activities that you can integrate into online training course design. Active learning online training activities.

How Bloomingdale’s delivers instant active shooter training to associates in wake of looming terrorist threat


Earlier that morning, all Bloomingdale’s Associates had received Active Shooter Training delivered through their Axonify daily microlearning session. Given the world we live in these days, I thought this was a powerful example of how Axonify can enable employees to take the right actions at work—In this case, actions that could save lives. The company is a New York City icon.

Disruptive activism

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But just what is disruptive activism? The replacement of Betamax video tape with VHS tape (even though the latter was technically inferior) was one classic example of a disruptive technology in the 1980s. Another example of disruptive technology was the way digital photography has replaced chemical photography. So what is disruptive activism? Unported License.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

For example, your goal might be to hire and train three new service teams this year. activity to 50 new hires, 2) Promote and support new managers to lead teams, 3) Improve. For example, to support objective 1— standardize and ramp up hiring activity to 50 new hires – you might use courses such as. For example, you might schedule. Seven Simple Secrets to. capital.

Scenario example: Chainsaw training!

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You didn’t push information into their heads and then see if they could recognize it on a test. More scenario examples. I’ve set up a scenario design headquarters on my site. Why you want to put the activity first. Scenario design activity ideas branching scenarios client management examples needs analysiswrote it to make a point. Spoiler alert!

Drill and Practice Activities for Your eLearning Courses


If there is one single factor that can be blamed in this otherwise blemish-free eLearning course, it is the reinforcement activities. What are Reinforcement Activities? Reinforcement activities are practice activities that give learners the chance to apply the information, knowledge, and skills they have learned from the course. Drill and Practice Activity Types.

Informal Learning


While formal training plays a tremendous role in improving learners’ competencies, most real learning occurs on the job through informal knowledge sharing, coaching, and direct observations. Thus, informal learning is now becoming an indispensable part of a blended learning solution. So, how can eLearning professionals include informal learning in their training curriculum?

Types and proportions of learning activities?

Clark Quinn

There are times when fact remembering is needed, such as medical vocabulary (my go-to example). And largely unnecessary if people can look it up, e.g. the information is  in the world  (or can be). Yes, there likely will be some content presentation, but it’s not  everything , and instead is the core model with examples of how it plays out in context. That is, annotated diagrams or narrated animations for the models; comic books, cartoons, or videos for the examples. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. This comes from model-based reasoning. design

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

information to application and use cases, we focus the training experience and not. their activities to systematically generate those. activities”. in a list of activities You will work through a. LEARN DISCUSS PROGRESS PRACTICE REVIEW STRUCTURE OF A PROFICIENCY JOURNEY 6 312-846-6656 Let’s look at an example. activities, as well as.

They’re not like us

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As learning in the workplace becomes increasingly informal, the motivation of employees to drive their own development becomes increasingly pivotal to their performance. problem arises, however, when active participation is expected. Again, when the expectation of active participation is not met, everyone’s learning experience suffers. You see, we love learning.

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Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning

Some companies have taken a Guided Informal Learning approach, which helps them focus employee’s on-the-job training, encourage collaboration and track everyone’s progress. Read this article to find out more about Guided Informal Learning. Guided Informal Learning takes advantage of the learning opportunities that arise in everyday work. What is Guided Informal Learning?

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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

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Recently Anne Marie blogged Location and Learning (which I have reproduced here) and she asked me whether or not I consider her central idea an example of an Informal Learning Environment (ILE). In fact they spend too long waiting around for someone else to turn up to teach them, and on activities that have little educational value. They don’t feel part of a team.

Microlearning Activities – 4 Reasons They are Ideal for Compliance Training

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For example, in safety training, videos with audio narration help auditory learners learn better, infographics help visual learners, and decision-making games help kinesthetic learners. As the content is divided into digestible nuggets and provides one learning point at a time, learners will be able to retain the information for a longer time. But, what exactly is microlearning?

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

all the information they think they need is readily. capabilities and free my time for more strategic activities. 3. activity with the specific goal of improving. for realistic examples and scenarios that people can. Extend the Learning Activities within each module provide. now fully integrated in all parts of the business, with active cohorts in every region. the program including live group activities (which we. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. is managed and how organizations are moving.

Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training


As if the potential to transform behaviors and organizations wasn’t intriguing enough, a new study out of Germany indicates that short content drives over 20% more information retention. The reason (and the irony) behind microlearning’s superior information retention is that as a method, microlearning is basically unconcerned with information transfer. Here’s the story. Bingo.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer


Informal/Social learning is one such major revolution (other than mobile learning and gamified learning) that demands a shift in the mere thinking of ‘learning’. Course design (formal learning blended with the right mix of informal and social learning). Informal/Social Learning Design Competencies. SKILLS: 6. ATTITUDE: 8. Power to the Learners : An interesting read!

Interesting Information about MOOCs—An Infographic

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The infographic takes a closer look at reasons why some professors and academics remain unconvinced. I’ve taken a MOOC and found it interesting but I was not motivated enough to complete the activities or finish the course, but that’s only a sample size of one. This was sent to me by Muhammad Saleem. think the hype is a little over the top in terms of impact on education. To me, the future is always “and” not “or” the question is not…”Are MOOCs going to replace traditional university courses?” Content Guide

New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi

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TinCan focuses on capturing activities: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) and the ‘I’, the ‘Did’ and the ‘Activity’ can be almost anything. The ‘Did’ for example can be a learning experience, an assessment or a social media activity. The ‘This’ can be any activity that has a learning experience.


4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Diagnose: Sue has a general idea of what she needs to improve, but she knows she needs to get more information to better diagnose and understand her skill gaps. She finds some great articles and even some free elearning to help her gain a deeper understanding of SMART and get exposure to a number of cases and examples. Now, what Sue did in our example scenario wasn’t. managers.

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning


“It’s critical that training and development professionals not go overboard with command and control when they support informal learning. And since informal learning makes up the bulk of learning inside organizations, this could be a truly perilous move.”   ~ Patti Shank, Director of Research at The eLearning Guild. How can we define informal learning? Source: [link].

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


THE JOURNEY: We, like many out there, are of the view that, though most learning designers possess good levels of skills around the traditional training (formal learning) area, their skill levels fall short around the informal or social learning areas. This is mainly because designing informal and social learning experiences for workplaces demands a diverse and unique set of qualities. What are the new skills required for designing informal and social learning interventions for today’s workplaces? Karl Kapp. The industry and our clients move slowly. Surveys/Studies.

Guided-Analysis Activities in Training Programs


How can you, as a trainer, create quality practice activities for better training transfer to performance context? Guided-analysis activity is your answer. Guided-analysis activities move learners through the process of analyzing a complex situation. In short, guided-analysis helps learners convert data into information and even knowledge. Click To Tweet.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

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As if dying weren’t motivation enough, research continues to indicate that physical activity improves brain health and ability to learn. According According to  a study done by the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Georgia , even exercising for just 20 minutes improves information processing and memory functions. How dangerous is sitting for long periods?

Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses


We design more information-based courses today than we would care to admit. Agreed, these courses can instead be called web pages, cheat sheets, information dumps, knowledge  stores, etc. And then for those goals, design learning courses comprising activities and a series of support materials to help learners through the activities. Which brings us to the next point…. 2.

Informal Learning – the other 80%

Jay Cross

The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. think it’s held up rather well. I’ll be leading a series of master classes on informal learning and working smarter in Europe. Informal Learning – the other 80%. Because organizations are oblivious to informal learning, they fail to invest in it. “Informal Learning.”

Planning Collaboration Activities


Let’s discover how you can be mindful in planning and implementing a well-collaborated course – an increasingly important post-launch activity. For example, if you have an expert in productivity software, have them talk more about their ideas and software suggestions for various purposes. Take learners on web field trips: This is a great learning activity. Keep them engaged!

The future of learning management

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think of informal learning. No – the way we can acknowledge informal learning is via assessment. In this way, the purpose of learning shifts from activity to outcome. For example, if I read a newspaper article or have an enlightening conversation with someone around the water cooler, I can log into my account and record it. Relevant stuff. Sucker. Enter Tin Can.

The future of learning management

E-Learning Provocateur

think of informal learning. No – the way we can acknowledge informal learning is via assessment. In this way, the purpose of learning shifts from activity to outcome. For example, if I read a newspaper article or have an enlightening conversation with someone around the water cooler, I can log into my account and record it. Relevant stuff. Sucker. Enter Tin Can.

Why you want to put the activity first

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The material feels like a stream of activities, not pages of information followed by one lonely memory check. The recap will be memorable and concise because it refers back to concrete examples, such as, “As you saw with Ravi’s objection, it’s best to …” But what about the information? think they’d do it like this.

How to Ensure Compliance Training is Not Merely a “Check-the-box” Activity

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Often, organizations have a misconception that compliance training is an event, not an activity that needs to be taken forward. Assume you noticed a few hiccups in your Confidential Information or Conflicts of Interest compliance in the past; you may want to intensify the training in those areas.  . Keep it precise through case studies and examples. It is a mere waste of time.

Deeper activities

Clark Quinn

A while ago, I argued for an activity-based curriculum. The point was to rebel against the usual content-based curriculum, and push us to more meaningful learning. In trying to move beyond good, albeittraditional, elearning, I’ve been working hard on the notion of what a meaningful activity (read: practice, task, etc) would be. As context, we’re working here within a pre-class, in-class, and post-class model. And, of late, I’ve had a chance to reexamine both the curriculum ideas, and the pedagogical implications. design

Evaluating Informal Learning

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Informal learning in organizations is finally being recognized as a key aspect of employee development and performance improvement. But how do you evaluate something that is as unpredictable and serendipitous as informal learning? Learning occurs in "informal" (another term that I don’t like but is gaining traction) settings and online, as well as in the classroom. link].

5 Blended Learning Activities to Consider for Memorable Corporate eLearning Courses


In this article, we’ll highlight the top 5 blended learning activities you should consider for your corporate eLearning program. How To Create A Memorable Corporate eLearning Course: 5 Blended Learning Activities To Include. Here are 5 blended learning activities that you should consider for your next corporate eLearning course. 1. Skill-Centered Branching Scenarios.

Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning

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Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Wikipedia With the rise of social and informal learning, and ubiquitous mobile devices (tablets, phablets, smartphones and everything in between), micro-learning as a concept and practice has taken off. Typically, micro-learning or learning bytes or learning capsules work well as a component of informal learning where the learner pulls what they need to solve an immediate problem. Micro-learning thus lends itself to formal, informal and incidental learning.

Improving Professional Learning: 12 Strategies to Enhance Performance

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In the late 1960s professional organizations began actively to address the growing disconnect between advances in knowledge and the practitioners who were no longer involved in institutional learning.  Each chapter focuses on one of Knox’s “evidence-informed concepts,” and then provides real life examples of the concept in practice taken from Knox’s own experience. Curiosity?