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 Learning in the Online Classroom: Examples and Ideas
MARCH 2, 2015
Someone recently told me that they heard of an approach where all the boring content delivery lecture material is put online so that more active learning can take place in the classroom. Good blended classrooms have a significant amount of active learning. The active learning philosophies need not only occur in the classroom however. Do you have something to add?
How Are You Providing Performance Feedback in Your eLearning?
JULY 13, 2016
You, your organization, and your learners don’t want to spend time—or money—on training that doesn’t provide a solid return. That same model can also serve as a framework for when to provide feedback to your learners. Learning: Throughout the course, designers should use quizzes and interactive content to provide performance feedback. about areas for improvement.
Learning with e's
MAY 27, 2014
My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, we explore the work of Yrjö Engeström on Activity Theory. For further reading, here is Engeström''s own overview of 3 Generations of Activity Theory development. Eds: 1999) Perspectives on Activity Theory.
Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance
Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture
Reading: How should we measure online learning activity?
Dont Waste Your Time
AUGUST 2, 2016
This paper ‘ How should we measure online learning activity? While established learning analytics methods provide feedback that can aid learner evaluation of learning resources, the adequacy and reliability of these methods is questioned. Because engagement with online learning is different from other Web activity, it is important to establish pedagogically relevant measures that can aid the development of distinct, automated analysis systems. How should we measure online learning activity? If you’ve time, read it too. Let me know what you think? 2016).
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.
3 Essential Activities for New Hire Success – Even if You Don’t Have Formal Onboarding
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
Bonus activities. Invite your new employee to meetings in other departments to make introductions and provide insight into what other groups are doing. 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.
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. Obviously, this threat was taken very seriously by Bloomingdale’s. The company is a New York City icon.
Understanding Skill Based Learning for Business
One significant way that training and learning organizations can play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization is by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives.
Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider
JULY 13, 2013
As stable as the API is, it has a number of limitations: Activities must be launched from the LMS. Activities must have a constant internet connection to be recorded. limited number and type of activities can be tracked. It can track learner activity from a variety of informal activities. Talk to LMS provider. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN! Experience!
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.
How to Provide Personalized Learning Experience in E-Learning Courses
JUNE 20, 2016
People now seek personalization, whether it’s in an e-mail, browser, desktop, or TV, and developers are providing features such as themes, wallpapers and various options to support personalization. When an e-learning course providers learners’ a feel of ‘This is For Me’, surely it is a personalized learning experience. Five Fine ways to Figure Out E-learning Personalization.
Fundamental Design of Learning Activities
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
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.
Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success
but might be a little vague in providing concrete actions, so you’ll need to dig a bit deeper. 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. Providing OTS courseware in these situations has several advantages.
Robert Gagne’s Nine Steps of Instruction: Do’s and Don’ts in E-Learning
MARCH 8, 2015
STEP 2: PROVIDE A LEARNING OBJECTIVE. STEP 5: PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR LEARNING. Give space for corrective learning and reduce fear by observing a model’s behavior go unpunished in a feared activity. STEP 7: PROVIDE FEEDBACK. Inform employees about similar problem situations, provide additional practice and review the lesson. DON’Ts. Do not make it formal.
Types and proportions of learning activities?
SEPTEMBER 30, 2014
You need to process the models to help them be comprehended, and use them in context to make decisions with the consequences providing feedback. 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. There are times when fact remembering is needed, such as medical vocabulary (my go-to example).
Online Learning Activities to build Learning Communities
JULY 23, 2015
Online learning is seldom complete without reinforceming activities which provide evidence that learning did take place. When designing any online activity with social media as an engagement strategy, the instructor must bear in mind Bloom’s Taxonomy (Sylvia, 2014). In higher education and the corporate training environment, the focus is more on application and synthesis, as opposed to recalling activities. Online Teaching Activity 1 Task: Leadership style recognition activity through an eLearning game deployed on the learning management system.
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. For example, if you want to train nurses on donning and doffing PPE while treating Ebola patients, you can first provide a module on donning PPE and another module on doffing. But, what exactly is microlearning? Let us see.
Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy
The purpose of this guide is to provide you with the information and tools you need to. Provide a step-by-step work-plan to show you how to integrate gamification into. 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. Most games provide.
Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity
JULY 5, 2014
Some rudimentary progress includes the use of #hashtags to stitch together distributed conversations but this only provides a one medium aggregation. Facebook allowed anyone to start sharing images, ideas, and form social networks and to do so in a single tool with similar functionality across different activities. Keeping in mind that a single narrative has shortcomings, I’ll argue that activation of latent capacity is the driving element of every successful technology of the past 15 years. The recordings of most of the talks and panels can be found here. approach.
How to Ensure Compliance Training is Not Merely a “Check-the-box” Activity
JULY 7, 2016
Often, organizations have a misconception that compliance training is an event, not an activity that needs to be taken forward. need to be given annually and refresher trainings should also be provided so that employees retain what they learn. It has much more to it than a mere ‘read and sign’ approach. It is a mere waste of time. To defend your company’s reputation.
Learning Providers (wk.4) #OpenBadgesMOOC
Dont Waste Your Time
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Week 4 – Learning Providers. I can see the benefit of looking at badges for the soon-to-leave-education school leavers, and those already in work either actively looking for a new role or to up-skill themselves. could earn many many badges for investigative or research activities, each one different and unique, but all highlighting a skill based around research. Young, J.,
Group work advice for MOOC providers
MARCH 10, 2013
The “new pedagogical models” (A Silicon Valley term meaning: we didn’t read the literature and still don’t realize that these findings are two, three, or more decades old) being discovered by MOOC providers supports what most academics and experienced teachers know about learning: it’s a social, active, and participatory process. The current MOOC providers have adopted a regressive pedagogy: small scale learning chunks reminiscent of the the heady days of cognitivism and military training. Ah, the 1960′s. That won’t be easy.
Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?
more strategic activities. 3. GIVING FEEDBACK: I provide constructive. SETTING. EXPECTATIONS: My team members are clear on. their roles & responsibilities. 2. DELEGATING: I eﬀectively identify tasks that. others can take on to develop their. capabilities and free my time for. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take.
Top 3 Collaboration Activities for your eLearning Course
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016
In this article, we’ll share the top three forms of collaboration activities for your eLearning course that have proven to enhance eLearning experiences. Effective Collaboration Activities: Types and Ideas. Training experts highly encourage the use of the following collaboration activities – methods: · Small group assignments. Online field trips. Simulations. Wrapping up.
3 Basic Forms of Effective eLearning Activities
JULY 5, 2016
In any eLearning program, an activity or a group of activities are necessary to provoke learning experiences. When created the right way, learning activities can help users conquer challenging learning objectives. eLearning activities in your eLearning training courses are supposed to exercise basic skills, thought processes, attitudes, and behaviors. Activity.
5 Reasons Why MOOCs Provide Little Real Value
FEBRUARY 17, 2013
However, allow me to play “devil’s advocate” for a moment and provide an alternative perspective on MOOCs. Lately there have been a lot of articles and opinions circulating the internet on why massive-open-online-courses (or MOOCs) are the next greatest thing, but I’m not entirely convinced that is the case (not yet anyhow). Consider the following: 1. elearning MOOC
Is the Training You’re Providing the Training Your Employees Want?
Your Training Edge
APRIL 9, 2015
Training helps employees do their jobs better, it helps them fit better into the company, and it provides the knowledge and skills they need for advancement. The disconnect may be due to the fact that while companies are providing training, they aren’t providing the training their employees want. The training provided isn’t relevant to employees’ jobs.
Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact
been providing lukewarm results for years. techniques and solutions that provide more impactful methods for improving employee. But microlearning offers far more than that: • It adapts to the pace of today’s business and meets the needs of your modern learners, providing learning in short bites that are fast and easy to absorb. Aside from providing access over the.
Guided-Analysis Activities in Training Programs
APRIL 1, 2016
How can you, as a trainer, create quality practice activities for better training transfer to performance context? Guided-analysis activity is your answer. Guided-analysis activities move learners through the process of analyzing a complex situation. How do guided-analysis activities work anyway? What learning situations are best for guided-analysis activities?
E-Learning Design Part 3: The Learner as an Active Participant
AUGUST 11, 2015
What Does It Mean to Be an Active Participant in Learning? Constructivists believe that this is how we learn, by being an active participant in the learning process, and constructing our own understanding and knowledge of the subject matter through experience and reflection. How CDSM’s E-Learning Creates Active Participants. This is known as our ‘ pedagogy ’.
Activity Steams: Splicing information and social relations
DECEMBER 19, 2010
Three trends are high on my list of “things to follow : data visualization, activity streams, and learning/knowledge analytics. Now, they’ve announced an interesting project – Books Ngram viewer – that provides researchers with the data to analyze trends and concept development during the history of the books. ″ was used to describe the read/write web.
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. Each chapter focuses on one of Knox’s “evidence-informed concepts,” and then provides real life examples of the concept in practice taken from Knox’s own experience. Active Learning.
Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program
would love to provide, we need a change. We must go beyond providing great content. to instead take responsibility for providing. their activities to systematically generate those. activities”. in a list of activities You will work through a. Totara, an open source LMS), provides structure. activities, as well as content-delivery. activities.
Reimagined Learning: Activities elaborated
APRIL 9, 2012
I’ve been reflecting on the new learning model I proposed earlier , and want to share some elaborations with you. In this case, I want to elaborate on the notion of activities, and some associated properties. Another important property of these activities is that they embed, possibly at multiple levels. There are lots of ways in which activities could be related.