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. The post Active Training Series appeared first on Web Courseworks. 10 Tips.
Active and Passive Learning in Organizations
The Peformance Improvement
APRIL 13, 2012
Employees are asked to read, watch, or listen to information being dispensed. Another approach is to make the learner an active creator of knowledge and skills. Internal job aids (to support use of systems, processes and activities). Coaching Organizational Learning Training active learning Jane Hart learning organizational learning
Active learning spaces
Learning with e's
APRIL 8, 2013
The boundaries of informal and formal spaces have blurred significantly, as have the boundaries between the real and the virtual. It is also important that learning is made to be active and engaging. All of these aspects of learning are active. It is not hard to see how such an artificial transition from active to passive can stifle creativity and demotivate learners.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
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. Performance support is the extra bits of information or reminders that extend the training. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. capital. You’re.
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.
Learning with e's
JANUARY 2, 2011
But just what is disruptive activism? The multiple affordance of digital media to be able to see instant results, record, delete, share and edit images on the move, and the ability to extract a great deal of information about camera source, geographical location and other useful information, are all attractions the conventional camera cannot compete with. Unported License.
3 Essential Activities for New Hire Success – Even if You Don’t Have Formal Onboarding
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Bonus activities. After a couple weeks, ask your new employee how the onboarding process is going, and use that information to make improvements going forward. Onboarding is key – even if you don’t do onboarding. According to a recent article by Human Resource Executive Online , only 48% of companies offer onboarding for new employees. Ignore onboarding at your own risk.
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.
Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose
always, conducting the interviews proved to be informative, revealing and fun. consume information outside of work. information in their everyday lives. amounts of information with a few clicks. information about why and how the. around us to find information that’ll help. information that helps us get stuff done. INFORMATION, YOU’RE. and not.
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?
Types and proportions of learning activities?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
And largely unnecessary if people can look it up, e.g. the information is in the world (or can be). I’ve been on quite the roll of late, calling out some bad practices and calling for learning science. And it occurs to me that there could be some pushback. So let me be clear, I strongly suggest that the types of learning that are needed are not info dump and knowledge test, by and large. What does that mean? Let’s break it down. First, let me suggest that what’s going to make a difference to organizations is not better fact-remembering. So what is useful? desig
The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion
JANUARY 13, 2015
I thought too about other sources of information, such as television news. Even journal articles aren’t necessarily credible sources of information today. The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion. Patti Shank recently wrote about the Burden of an Informed Opinion. She eloquently distinguished having an opinion from having an informed opinion. tomspiglanin.
How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning
JULY 16, 2013
Informal learning is an everyday thing. Social media tools are just another platform we use to learn from each-other and find information serendipitously. It’s become part of everyone’s work flow, widely accepted in our company culture, and a launchpad for each individual in our organization to find their own social media and informal learning sweet spot.
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. DIAGNOSE Go through learning activities, classroom, elearning, etc. skills to use on the job via a highly structured activity. activities as part of the very fabric of the program. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. What’s.
Leveraging Informal Learning Methods
AUGUST 27, 2014
But what about informal learning? By definition, informal learning is an unofficial, unscheduled, and impromptu way that many people learn today. Informal learning is growing because it is usually efficient, autonomous, relevant, accessible, and flexible. It is easy to open up a web-browser and search for a topic to find out more information. People love learning.
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. A 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.
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. I would blog.
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 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? Perfect.
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.
Microlearning Activities – 4 Reasons They are Ideal for Compliance Training
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
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. This makes it easy for learners to retain the information longer. For instance, one module could deal with the classification of data, while another module could cover the guidelines to handle sensitive information.
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!
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?
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.
Interesting Information about MOOCs—An Infographic
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
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. The infographic takes a closer look at reasons why some professors and academics remain unconvinced. I 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
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].
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. Quotes/Excerpts. “ The industry and our clients move slowly.
Informal Learning Research Report
AUGUST 13, 2014
Inthis new E-Learning Guild Survey Research Report,Informal Learning Takes Off, Iexamine the results of a survey about informal learning in the workplace. The results show that there are nowmany interpretations of the term informal learning – from non-traditional approaches to training to autonomous, unplanned individual and team learning.
The role of instructional designer in social/informal learning
Spark Your Interest
DECEMBER 3, 2015
One of the quandaries that instructional designers have been struggling with, is their role (if any) in informal or social learning. First of all, what exactly is informal and social learning? Informal – no set objective in terms of learning outcomes and is never intentional from the learner’s standpoint. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Informal_learning. link].
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….
Informal Learning – the other 80%
APRIL 16, 2013
The start-up stiffed me but the paper morphed into the Informal Learning book. 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. Let’s look at what informal learning is and what to do to leverage it.
10 hot tips for moocers
MARCH 31, 2013
Analyse the pre-information of your chosen mooc to ensure it will give you what you need. Sometimes they’re informative, so take notice. Participate actively in the discussion forum. Concentrate your discussion activity on only one or two threads each week. Think of moocing as informal learning. Firstly: “Why a mooc?” Your goals may change.
Looking for information on eLearning? Here are my favorite 8 places
Challenge to Learn
MARCH 10, 2015
Places that get you started in eLearning or will give you more detailed information. Websites that have independent information on eLearning, tools, communities, things like that. They have a lot of articles published by themselves (and external authors like me), they have very active LinkedIn groups and they also have elearning feeds where they collect blog posts on eLearning. Not because they don’t give great information but because you have to become a paying member to benefit from their services. e-Learning elearning information eLearninglearning.
Working with visuals as powerful learning activity
Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning
OCTOBER 16, 2014
Having the voice of a certain perspective on video can lead to people taking in the information differently then when presented in text. Talking about practice what you preach! This is really what we did during the webinar about using visuals with Nancy White. We were choosing images, discussing images, drawing pictures alone and drawing pictures together. Videos are also powerful.
The future of learning management
FEBRUARY 10, 2013
I 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. – but more concerningly, it’s philosophy reverts back to activity over outcome. We can already store digital information in synthetic DNA. I don’t. Relevant stuff. Sucker.
The future of learning management
FEBRUARY 10, 2013
I 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. – but more concerningly, its philosophy reverts back to activity over outcome. We can already store digital information in synthetic DNA. I don’t. Relevant stuff. Sucker.