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?
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.
The Burden to Have an Informed Opinion
JANUARY 13, 2015
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.
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.
Visual self-directed informal learning in FutureLearn MOOC #mooc @futureLearn
MARCH 15, 2016
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.
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. would browse.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. The industry and our clients move slowly. Surveys/Studies. harmon.ie
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…. 2.
Interesting Information about MOOCs—An Infographic
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
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
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].
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.
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].
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. 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.”
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. Learning elearning information eLearninglearning.
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 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.
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].
Students and Information Technology 2012 #edtech #eLearning #educause
Dont Waste Your Time
SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of UNdergarduates and Information Technology, 2012 ” report. Students want to access academic progress information and course material via their mobile devices, and institutions deliver. 54% of students more actively involved in courses that use technology. ECAR Recommends.
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.
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
Innovation is a network activity
Learning and Working on the Web
NOVEMBER 11, 2014
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
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. What happened?
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.
Activity Steams: Splicing information and social relations
DECEMBER 19, 2010
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. the program including live group activities (which we. 1Why Your Company Will Need to. Rethink Performance Management eGuide Part 1: The Argument. for Change 2 3About this Guide Organizations are increasingly.
Students and Information Technology 2013 #edtech #eLearning #educause
Dont Waste Your Time
OCTOBER 14, 2013
The Educause Centre for Applied Research (ECAR) has recently published their “ ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2013 ” report. Approach learner analytics purposefully and thoughtfully by adhering to information privacy principles. Collect data for a stated and transparent purpose in order to build students’ confidence in learner analytics activities.
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
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. 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.
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.
Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success
all the information they think they need is readily. capabilities and free my time for more strategic activities. 3. activity with the specific goal of improving. Extend the Learning Activities within each module provide. now fully integrated in all parts of the business, with active cohorts in every region. the program including live group activities (which we. From Performance Management. to Performance Development eGuide 2Part 2: A Roadmap. for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. is managed and how organizations are moving.