Learning Activities that Matter
FEBRUARY 24, 2017
It is time to move away from just movement…to learning activities that matter. They mean well, really – but it can be frustrating to participate in activities that have no connection to the learning at hand. If a trainer is having people participate in activities for the sole reason to keep them focused, engaged and awake – they have bigger problems.
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. Create just-in-time support. New eLearning Books by Elaine Biech. 10 Tips.
The Evolving Face of Embedded Performance Support
OCTOBER 5, 2014
THE QUOTE: “ Design and develop performance support solutions with a focus on context, not content.” – Jeremy Smith. “ business problems are more complex and hence demand quicker, effortless, and effective performance support solutions than ever before. How are embedded performance support solutions being used in workplaces around the world? Videos. Tools.
Blended Learning and Mobile Performance Support: Ahead of the Curve
JUNE 25, 2013
Mobile learning allows you to deliver on-demand support wherever and whenever learners need it. I sat down with one of our Senior Learning Designers, Kristen Hewett , to discuss how we advise our clients on implementing blended learning, mobile technologies and performance support. We know that repetition and activities that mimic real-world situations help with remembering.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
It also creates a common language across the organization, and it improves on-the- job performance—all at a cost more reasonable than custom elearning. So are these courses really all that helpful for. the performance needs of the organization, which will help learners see that these courses. support new managers to lead teams—you could use courses such as “Coach as a.
How to Use a Learning Management System for Performance Support
DECEMBER 6, 2012
About a dozen years ago, learning and development professionals thought performance support was bigger than Tom Hanks , Meryl Streep , and The Beatles all rolled into one. Conferences about performance support were filled to capacity. Help authoring tools such as Robohelp and Doc-to-Help were selling like hotcakes. Or, consider a tattoo.
The 6 Skills Every Active Leader Needs
OCTOBER 20, 2016
That means they must constantly develop and apply new skills, and help others in their organization to grow and change their behaviors. To do that requires establishing clear and relevant expectations for learning and development so the appropriate resources, support and incentives are used to drive successful growth and positive outcomes. Work can’t dominate life.
How to Improve Learning Outcomes With Performance Support
JANUARY 8, 2012
Given that the goal of instructional designers and training developers is to improve employee performance, it’s surprising that many continue to create blended learning programs with little or no reliance on performance support tools or systems. Build performance support into every blended learning effort. So, managers say they need to be trained again.
MOOCs in Performance Support
JUNE 30, 2014
The more I mull over some of the core characteristics of a MOOC ecosystem, I feel it lends itself very well to providing performance support (PS) within the workflow. I have been writing about MOOCs and the characteristics of MOOCs in my last few posts. One of my recent posts talks about the differences ( some of them ) between an online course and a MOOC.
4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]
FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. They are clear on the importance of helping. as a result of high performance in pre-management. positions result in ‘accidental’ managers who are ill- equipped to perform successfully in their new role.” in the seat, driving performance gaps and employee. How can you help your. managers.
Three (More) Keys to Better Performance Support
APRIL 18, 2012
Handle your support with care. It appears that more Learning & Development professionals are starting to value performance support as a critical component of any blended learning program. In my last post, I mentioned three things to keep in mind when considering performance support (PS). 2. Let learners help each other. Use the right kind of PS.
Supporting Everyday Workplace Learning
SEPTEMBER 11, 2016
This 8-week workshop introduces you to some of the key ways to promote and support personal and team learning in the workplace. It will help you understand how to work with managers to foster a culture of continuous learning as well help individuals take responsibility for (and ownership of) their own personal and professional learning. Part B: Team Learning. Feedback.
Translating Activities Into the Virtual Classroom
ATD Learning Technologies
OCTOBER 26, 2016
Often moving classroom activities for a virtual classroom is less about creating the actual content, and more about mapping out and creating the learner journey. Whatever you call it, it should provide a high-level outline of what the course will contain, the topics to be covered, expected learning outcomes, activities you will use, and learning modalities. Case studies. Quizzes.
Improving Professional Learning: 12 Strategies to Enhance Performance
MAY 18, 2016
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. As professor emeritus of educational leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Knox has helped shape the field of continuing education. Active Learning. Good Leaders.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
PERFORMANCE – BETWEEN. THE TOOLS THAT’LL HELP PEOPLE. achieve or helps us learn. your guide – helping you to continue that. In our interviews and our online survey, we asked what had helped to make. a tool to help employees in their job. around us to find information that’ll help. information that helps us get stuff done. Things that can help.
At Healthcare Educators’ Conference, “A Culture of Performance Improvement in Practice”
FEBRUARY 9, 2017
Specifically, the ACA’s drive toward quality of care has pushed medical education toward performance improvement education , in which clinical performance metrics are used to point clinicians to learning that could help them improve their practice. Theresa Frederick of Milwaukee’s Aurora Healthcare laid out her “MacGyver Approach” to performance improvement CME.
A richer suite of support
MAY 25, 2016
While it’s easy to talk about how we need to support the transition from novice to expert, it might help to be a little more detailed. While it’s easy to say that the role of formal learning wanes, and the role of informal learning ramps up, what are the types of support we might look to? As they start performing however, their needs change. Can you?
Drill and Practice Activities for Your eLearning Courses
JULY 28, 2016
If, for some reason, a course does not improve performance and achieve KPIs, it is shelved. 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? In an eLearning course, you can use several types of reinforcement/practice activities. Practice makes perfect!
Leveraging Mobile Learning Platforms As Performance Support Systems
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
This post specifically talks about how a Mobile Learning Platform can be used as an effective Performance Support System. What is a ‘Performance Support System’? A ‘Performance Support System’ or PSS refers to any system that improves worker productivity by providing on-the-job access to integrated information, advice and learning experiences. Upside2Go: ?
Increase Course Performance with These 7 Tips for Bite-Sized eLearning
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
You need to give your learners time to properly absorb and assimilate the information before moving onto the next eLearning activity. This helps to prevent cognitive overload and ensures that they fully comprehend every idea and concept. If needed, they can simply access the eLearning activity again in order to fill in the gaps. Have A Support System In Place.
6 Ways to Help Managers Support eLearners
AUGUST 25, 2015
Unfortunately, managers are also too busy in their daily activities to offer the desired support to their teams. Senior management needs to support front line managers to support their learning teams. This practice is crucial to adopting new technologies, changes in business, improving performance and yielding better business results. Relevant eLearning only.
How to Help Your Managers Become Better Coaches
JUNE 14, 2016
Help your managers become better coaches, even if you don’t have formal training. A recent meta-analysis of coaching research revealed that it improved performance, team functioning, engagement, retention and attitudes. And even for those that do, managers still need support as they learn how to use the techniques they’ve been shown. Peers can help each other as well.
6 Ways to Help Managers Support eLearners
AUGUST 25, 2015
Unfortunately, managers are also too busy in their daily activities to offer the desired support to their teams. Senior management needs to support front line managers to support their learning teams. This practice is crucial to adopting new technologies, changes in business, improved performance and yield better business results. Relevant eLearning only.
Bottom-Line Performance, Roche Diagnostics Receive LTEN “Partnership” Award
JUNE 16, 2015
Bottom-Line Performance, Inc. ” The “Partnership” award category was especially appropriate, as BLP and Roche have partnered since 2005 to create solutions that support customer training, product launches, safety & compliance, and more. “We About Bottom-Line Performance. That’s what makes a good partnership.”. Learn more about the winning submission here.
What Is Performance All About?
MAY 17, 2016
Efficiency and performance go hand in hand. How do large companies create awareness in an engaged way that will give the new hire an easy way to tune into the performance culture of the organization? Let us consider the implementation of a performance development learning solution by Origin Learning Solutions that enables a 360 degree view of the approach. Connect with us!
How Sleep Affects Performance?—?And What Companies Can Do
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
Companies nowadays are increasingly committed to helping employees quit smoking, lose weight, become more fit, and improve sleep and rest. Lack of sleep and fatigue contribute to both performance deficits and bottom-line costs for companies. Women’s sleep patterns were monitored each week using wrist-mounted activity monitors worn at night. billion. hours. states (.10
Performance Based eLearning
DECEMBER 17, 2014
If there is one thing that fails an eLearning course, it’s the capability to differentiate performance of its learners from pre-course to post-course. Measuring performance is an essential tool to determine if the eLearning course has been effective. How do you achieve a performance boost in your learners? For performance improvement we need action. Simply read on.
3 – L&D roles to support learning at work
MARCH 24, 2016
In the first post in this series I showed the many different ways that people learn at work , and in the second I talked about the activities involved in supporting all the ways people learn at work. From this diagram, three broad roles become apparent to support the multitude of activities that were described in my second post. Co-ordinating roles . Facilitating roles.
A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace
MARCH 20, 2012
In the new connected workplace, current training, e-learning or blended learning services, which take a top-down, ”command and control” approach to organising and managing “learning” will not be appropriate to support these new ways of working and learning. SERVICES & ACTIVITIES. Training and e-learning activities will likely include more informal and social approaches.
Competencies aren’t Enough: How to Help Sales Reps Win
JULY 19, 2016
Once the right competencies are in place, we can coach reps to meet these competencies, measure their performance against the competencies, spot high performers and identify weak ones. They are valuable to managers and they help stakeholders decide what training should be created. But they are not helpful at ensuring that training is effective. I was wrong!
Supporting all the ways people learn at work
MARCH 20, 2016
In this post I want to show how organisations are supporting learning more widely across the organisation. Running learning challenges and campaigns: These are defined packages of activities and/or resources and events that are released over a period of time, which may include any of the activities described in this section and in (2) below. More in my MWL book here.
Twitter can Support and Enhance the Impact of Instructor-led Learning: 3 Popular Ways
SEPTEMBER 7, 2015
Most instructors now have an easy availability of web-based tools that can help them extend and enhance learning processes. All these tools have unique benefits that can help instructors reach out more to their students and increase the impact of learning. A Social messaging platform like Twitter can help the learners and instructors connect more. contact-form-7]. e-Learning
70:20:10 - A Framework for High Performance Development Practices
Performance Learning Productivity
JUNE 24, 2013
Others use it more strategically as a way to help them rethink and reposition their wider learning philosophies. Of course structured and directed ‘formal’ learning can help, but it rarely, if ever, provides the complete answer. It also provides a coherent framework to strategise workplace, social and structured learning activities. Performance support comes in many forms.
The Changing Face of Corporate L&D
AUGUST 15, 2014
However, after reviewing our many years of work, we realise today that training in isolation is rarely the RIGHT answer for most performance problems, since performance-related issues could find roots in numerous other aspects in the workplace. It draws inputs from top performing learning companies in the Towards Maturity Benchmark and insights from thought leaders in the field.
How We Helped Faculty Move Courses Online
JULY 7, 2012
This ecosystem consists of a community of instructors, instructional professionals and administrative partners, and a configuration of programmatic an performance support strategies. And while trails have been forged and markers laid out, human guides are a big help. She has “people” to help her turn her ideas into reality. They help each other out.
The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013
This is one of the most critical qualities that can help organizations succeed in rapidly changing business scenarios driven by disruptive technological advancements. It also provides a framework for improving and extending traditional training and learning into the workplace where: ‘70’ refers to ‘workplace learning’ and ‘performance support’. ‘20’ ” ~ Marc Prensky.