Active Training Series
SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
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
JUNE 28, 2016
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
DECEMBER 4, 2015
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.
Sample branching scenario + cool tool
JULY 12, 2011
The scenario was inspired by a language-learning activity designed by Kinection. Try the activity , keeping in mind that it’s a casual, unfinished experiment. It’s based on TiddlyWiki , a lightweight information management tool. Use simple codes to keep track of variables or limit learners’ choices (not shown in the sample scenario). Twine.
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!
JUNE 2, 2016
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!
Fundamental Design of Learning Activities
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Design Thinking offers a set of tools to make sense of “wicked problems” and mysteries, and in this post I attempt to narrate my ideational journey in making sense of learning by digital means, the concept that I call learning experiences, and a notional (but far from complete) model for learning activities designed for individuals to experience. What Are Activities? Combat-Readiness.
Drill and Practice Activities for Your eLearning Courses
JULY 28, 2016
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.
MAY 26, 2016
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?
Quality Control process for E-Learning
It consists of activities that occur before and during the production. It consists of activities that occur before and during the production. For example, on paper, it may make sense that one. Then determine what activities will influence that metric and how. For example, is there a specific way to write feedback statements? For example, if there are.
Types and proportions of learning activities?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
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
Dealing with the Challenges of Guided Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
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?
On open badges and informal assessment
JULY 23, 2013
Although developing informal badges are one of the key debates in MOOCs and online learning in general today, not all institutes belief it to be worth investing. My first encounter with informal badges was through discussion forums where the more reputed, helpful participants got several stars next to their name, indicating their answers were worth reading. quite exciting!
Microlearning Activities – 4 Reasons They are Ideal for Compliance Training
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
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?
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 kineo.com firstname.lastname@example.org 312-846-6656 Let’s look at an example. activities, as well as.
Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity
JULY 5, 2014
Historically, society has created knowledge institutions that mirror what is done with information in a particular era – see McNeely & Wolverton. In this line of reasoning, we can best understand the future of education by understanding what is being done with information today. social media, participative technologies, it’s not unreasonable to state that at least a segment of society today recognizes information as multi-authored, participative, distributed, and networked. The recordings of most of the talks and panels can be found here. Latent Capacity.
Why Microlearning Drives Over 20% More Information Retention Than Long-Form Training
APRIL 28, 2016
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.
Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment
MAY 3, 2011
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.
Activity Steams: Splicing information and social relations
DECEMBER 19, 2010
Whenever a new technology a) changes how we access, create, and share information or b) changes how we connect and interact with each other, there are educational implications to consider. For example, blogs, wikis, and podcasts had been around for about five years before the term “web 2.0″ Activity Streams: Splicing Information and Social Relations.
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.
How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy
OCTOBER 25, 2012
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 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer
MARCH 15, 2014
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
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
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
They’re not like us
MAY 12, 2014
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.
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.
New SCORM standard: I (Actor/Agent) Did (Verb) This (Activity) #TinCanApi
Challenge to Learn
APRIL 5, 2012
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.
21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)
MAY 29, 2014
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. harmon.ie
Smart Companies Support Informal Learning
OCTOBER 29, 2012
“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].
Guided-Analysis Activities in Training Programs
APRIL 1, 2016
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.
Top 4 Tips for Designing Information-Based Courses
FEBRUARY 24, 2014
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.
Why you want to put the activity first
AUGUST 19, 2013
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.
Planning Collaboration Activities
NOVEMBER 12, 2015
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!
How to Ensure Compliance Training is Not Merely a “Check-the-box” Activity
JULY 7, 2016
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.
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
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.”
AUGUST 12, 2014
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, albeittraditional, 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
The future of learning management
FEBRUARY 10, 2013
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.