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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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].
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
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.
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.
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.
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….
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.
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. Based on conversations he had with some federal agencies, he decided to make the Active Shooter Training a top priority. So Axonify became an ideal method to get this critical information to them quickly. Written by Greg Boyd.
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.
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.
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.
Controversy over Informal Learning
APRIL 28, 2012
When the book on informal learning came out, nay-sayers attacked me as some kind of loony. QUESTION: How do you know that informal learning works? QUESTION: How can we assess the ROI of informal learning? QUESTION: How do you know learning on the job is 80% informal? The important thing is that informal learning is too important to overlook. Some still do.
Evaluating Informal Learning
The Peformance Improvement
JULY 24, 2013
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].
MAY 13, 2009
They also want to keep some sense of control over the information that goes out, lest incorrect or careless information lead to some unintentional catastrophe. It’s easy to fall into the same trap Gina Minks describes in a recent post on informal learning: “I am easily distracted with shiny, interesting, technical things. Does the potential from unguided learning outweigh the cost of participating in undirected activity (that may or may not ever add to the business’ bottom line)? Tags: Learning Research emerging trends and technologies informal learning
Micro-Learning: Its Role in Formal, Informal and Incidental Learning
AUGUST 7, 2014
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. I don’t think so.
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.
Over-engineered for information transfer, under-engineered for learning
Clive on Learning
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
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. But it takes a lot more than one superficial practice activity to build a skill. These were programmes that delivered on the promise. It's gloss.
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.
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
Open Learning Network vs Informal Learning Environment
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
Mine is the Informal Learning Environment (ILE). The OLN model connects private and secure applications on the organisation’s network (such as the student information system, content repository, assessments and transcripts) to open and flexible tools and applications in the cloud (such as blogs, social networks and non-proprietary content) via a services-oriented architecture.
How to Make Informal Learning Work for a Distributed Sales Team
MARCH 11, 2016
He prescribes planned repetition with active learner participation as essential parts of any training program. But there are a few elements of structure that you can weave into your team’s daily schedule to help you track, direct, and support their informal learning so it becomes even more effective for helping reps hit their targets. Few colleges offer degrees in sales.