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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 and Passive Learning in Organizations

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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

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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.

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.

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.

Disruptive activism

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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.

Innovation is a network activity

Learning and Working on the Web

You can show that this is the kind of thing you’d expect if societies are like brains in the sense that they store information as a group and that when someone learns, they’re learning from the most successful member, and that information is being passed from different communities, and the larger the population, the more different minds you have working on the problem. Innovation

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.

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.

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. in learning activities that include game elements such as earning points, overcoming a. in learning when and where it’s convenient: information is often distributed in shorter bursts. Conclusion.16

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

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. Media, not bullet points.

Activate your knowledge

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PKM is much more than processing information. It is a framework that helps move from an awareness of knowledge to activation of its use in the context of getting work done. Activation of knowledge happens in the context of tasks and so the cycle continues. It’s about ideas, conversations and especially relationships. Passion at Work, page 11].

The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion

Tom Spiglanin

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.

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. activities, as well as content-delivery. activities, as well as. guide participants through activities that go. activities. We now. rate content.

How Twitter can be used for informal personal learning?

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As I highlighted in my post from last year I have found Twitter the single most important source of information, events, research, back-channel, inspiration, and motivation I have even come across. Thinking about the people and organisations you follow on Twitter, how did you identify them as useful to follow for your personal informal learning? SB: Thank you. What should you include?

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!

Microlearning Activities – 4 Reasons They are Ideal for Compliance Training

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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.

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.

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

How We Use Social Media for Informal Learning

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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.

Leveraging Informal Learning Methods


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.

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.

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.  . It has much more to it than a mere ‘read and sign’ approach. To assess your training.

Training Plan Template

General Onboarding • Learn all basic company information within 7 days of. activate that timeframe with classroom-style training. lesson • Classroom-style presentation • One-on-one shadowing • Ongoing mentoring • Role Play • Activity • Document Review We recommend leveraging elearning for fundamental tasks that. fun or informative, it offers a visual relief and stimulates a.

Visual self-directed informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC #mooc @futureLearn

Ignatia Webs

Anyway, I am now on iteration Z of my quest to build a visual to portray the self-directed informal learning as it is described by experienced, adult, online learners engaged in MOOC of the FutureLearn type. This makes it possible to some kind of comparison to self-directed, informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC versus learning in classic online courses. that is the plan. yes, plan.

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!

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. would browse.

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. Three trends are high on my list of “things to follow&# : data visualization, activity streams, and learning/knowledge analytics. Activity Streams: Splicing Information and Social Relations.

The Performance Management Storm: Four Macro-Trends Driving the Change

more informal communication methods. Rather than a formal, once-a-year review, managers and their direct reports hold regular, informal “touch-points” where they set or. activities for program managers, sponsors, and executives 13 Who is it for? the program including live group activities (which we. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. moving from traditional performance.

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?

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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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.


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.

Whitepaper: When The LMS Isn’t Enough

Large volumes of information delivered in a single session lead to cognitive overload. Question-based reinforcement: Research has demonstrated that the act of retrieving information from. people retain the correct information for longer periods of time. spacing effect identifies that information is better retained for the long term. The LMS is running out of gas.3 level.

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.