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Active Training Series

Web Courseworks

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.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

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.

Sample branching scenario + cool tool

Making Change

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.

Scenario example: Chainsaw training!

Making Change

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!

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

through informal channels, on-the-job experience. that’s powered by social and informal learning. Companies should couple social and informal. actively share knowledge capital with peers and. For example, organisations. However, they report even more benefits, even fewer barriers and are also more active in. Specific activities. In-Focus. Report.

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

Axonify

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

Learning with e's

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.

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

Active learning principles: tips to apply in online training

LearnUpon

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.

Informal Learning

CourseArc

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?

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

Fundamental Design of Learning Activities

Aaron Silvers

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.

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.

Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

George Siemens

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.

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

Challenge to Learn

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.

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

Grovo

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.

On open badges and informal assessment

Ignatia Webs

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!

Why you want to put the activity first

Making Change

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.

Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. At its simplest, gamification is the process of making non-game activities more fun and. within a classroom: examples that we’re all familiar with include flight simulators, or survival. in learning activities that include game elements such as earning points, overcoming a. engaging.

They’re not like us

E-Learning Provocateur

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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Interesting Information about MOOCs—An Infographic

Kapp Notes

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

Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

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.

How to Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

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?

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 info@mplus.kineo.com 312-846-6656 Let’s look at an example. activities, as well as.

Activity Steams: Splicing information and social relations

George Siemens

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.

Evaluating Informal Learning

The Peformance Improvement

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].

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.”

Smart Companies Support Informal Learning

eFront

“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].

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

Dispersed product information. right information into the hands of the right sellers at the right time and place, and in. team up to date on value proposition and product information extremely. This is especially true for high technology markets -- take software, as an example. don’t remember or implement the new processes or information gleaned from. ENABLEMENT?

Planning Collaboration Activities

eFront

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 Encourage Physical Activity as Part of a Learning Strategy

Absorb LMS

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?

Guided-Analysis Activities in Training Programs

TalentLMS

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.

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.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

that we can only absorb four to five pieces of information into short-term memory at any. access small bites of information at a moment’s notice, so they can pull knowledge at the. chunked microlearning content lets employees search for information and have it at their. more information than ever before to keep up with growing product complexity, highly. About Axonify.14

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

ID Reflections

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

Web Courseworks

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?

Elearning example: Branching scenario

Making Change

Turn on your speakers and give it a spin , and then come back here if you’re interested in the design decisions behind the activity. The activity is designed to be completed as homework before a culture class, and it includes a facilitator guide with debrief questions. The activity will be part of a larger toolkit for military educators. The goals. Complex branching.

Online Induction: Icebreaker Activities

Dont Waste Your Time

properly organised activity should get the students thinking about the task, not the tool! So, Induction & Icebreaker activities. Additional Information: This does  not have to be a photo of family, but of a subject that has meaning to them (pet, car, city, landscape, friends, etc). 2) Lonely Hearts. Objective: The objective of this exercise is to analyse how we perceive people from the information they offer online, using 'lonely hearts' adverts. Process: The students will post information about what they will spend their £50,000 on.

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.

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.

Active Training Series

Web Courseworks

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.

Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning

Clive on Learning

I've seen some really good examples of self-study e-learning in the past few weeks. We over-engineer for information transfer and we under-engineer for learning. Mostly, the developers of these programmes are going to these lengths because they know that they're really just passing over information. But surely all that matters is that the information is relevant and useful. When I'm looking for information on the web, I don't complain if I get presented with simple web pages or YouTube videos. These were programmes that delivered on the promise. It's gloss.

Create an Active and Collaborative Learning Environment for your Course

TalentLMS

course that becomes an organic, growing body of active participants, each ready with their two cents to share on a topic. Then we will determine how to create active collaborative environments in each. Active and alone learning. Active and collaborative learning. Write directly under the activity page of the course. What is a successful eLearning course anyway?

New Brandon Hall Group report forecasts major shift in 2016 online learning trends

incorporates more informal and social elements report an improved link between learning and both individual. Source: 2016 Brandon Hall Group Learning Technology Study (n=302) Figure 3 Satisfaction with Informal Learning Technology (Average Score) When it comes to technology-enabled. informal learning, more than half of. informal and experiential learning. to increase.

Top 9 Competencies of an Informal/Social Learning Designer

Learnnovators

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!

Top 3 Informal Learning Tips

Everything E-Learning

Do your employees struggle to keep up with all the latest trends, new data and constantly changing business information? Informal learning helps employees stay knowledgeable and ready for industry shifts. Want to initiate more informal learning in your organization? Be open and lead by example! Use a flexible LMS that facilitates social and informal learning.