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Can eLearning Influence Behavior Change?

Voice of Clarity

Transformative learning is more than memorizing steps or learning basic skills—in many cases, it’s about shifting values and beliefs to uproot old behavior patterns. Training classes that teach employees new policies and healthcare modules that try to improve patient habits are both examples of tools that are designed to incite behavior change. Industry News

Shaping the eLearning User’s Behavior

eLearning Brothers

We recently came across an excellent article on about the importance of good web design in influencing user behavior. Sustain Behavior. What tricks do you use to influence your learners’ behavior? The post Shaping the eLearning User’s Behavior appeared first on eLearning Brothers. Grab Attention. Start the course off with a showpiece.

Online Systems for Behavior Change

Tony Karrer

I've always believe that to truly have impact on performance, we need to be experts at Behavior Change. I've written a few times over the years on aspects of solutions that ultimately drive a change in behavior that leads to performance improvement. What do these systems do that leads to behavior change? Need to Change Behavior? think there's a lot to be learned.

Training Strategy for Changing Behavior


If you need to change the current behavior of an organization through education on new policies and practices, then you need to have a proven training strategy. When you are trying to change organizational behavior you need to make sure that the course structure is conducive to the desired change, and that it is presented in a way that naturally guides people through the changes.

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

continuous learning, build up knowledge over time, and produce real behavior. Research has shown that it’s the combination of knowledge plus confidence that leads to appropriate behavior and empowers people to act—critical in areas like decision-making skills, safe machine operation, and crisis intervention. Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Impact. The times they are a-changin’.3

What Consultants Need to Know About Behavior Change

Innovative consultants can use an understanding of behavior change to lead the way to success. Myths of behavior change. But cognitive and behavioral science has proven otherwise. Maxfield suggests using questions and reflection to help people arrive at their own conclusions about how and why they might want to adopt a new behavior. But few of us do. Create consequences.

How Khan Academy Nike Training Club and SparkPeople Motivate Users Behavior

Tony Karrer

I mentioned in my post Online Systems for Behavior Change that I'm working on a very interesting project that is designed to lead to some important changes in behavior that has already had dramatic impacts. But we want to do even better and so we are studying some parallel offerings and what they are doing relative to promoting specific behavior in their systems. Khan Academy.

Designing Learning for Behavior Change

InSync Training

BYTE session recap - Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change. Using the metaphor, “Your brain is like a rider with an elephant,” from the book, The Happiness Hypothesis , by Jonathan Haidt, Julie explained the reasons behind common behavior change challenges. While people know the right things to do, many aren’t doing them. To review Julie’s full presentation, click here.

Can Fun Help Change Behaviors?

Upside Learning

We advocate inclusion of games & fun interactions to achieve long term learning, and change of behaviors. Tags: Game Based Learning Learning Design eLearning Development Changing Behaviors Fun Learning Learning Games Long Term Learning Yes, we believe it can. Having fun is an experience that stays with you longer than any form of instruction. Learning Games that pull learners to have fun (and learn while they have fun). This video below from the fun theory , an initiative of Volkswagen, shows just how fun could be effective in getting people to consider changing their habits.

Seven Simple Secrets to Off-the-Shelf Course Success

Conduct Behavioral Interviews” and “Design Great Training.” As part of their training, they might take the “Conduct Behavioral Interviews”. Seven Simple Secrets to. Off-the-Shelf Course Success. By Megan Torrance, CEO TorranceLearning. Off-the-shelf (OTS) courseware is a growing market attracting both customers and venture. capital. of learners. busy trainers? You’re. goals. groups.

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a  great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

ELC 034: Psychology, Behavior and Design

The eLearning Coach

If we want to facilitate behavior, performance and attitude changes, than we need to spend more time and effort thinking about the psychology of the audience members we are designing for. In this session, I speak with Victor Yocco, PhD, about some of the psychological principles that impact design. Victor is the Research Director at Intuitive Company. […] Podcasts

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a  great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. The topic I spoke on was Design … Continue reading →

Effects of Unethical Behavior in the Workplace

eLearning TV

Education cogentys compliance consequences of unethical behavior ethics training unethical behavior workplace ethics In the age of instant information and limited privacy, news of an office scandal can spread faster than a well-fueled wildfire.  But others’ speculations and break room gossip sessions are the.

Are your managers ready for a world without formal performance reviews?

and negative behaviors. 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. more strategic activities. 3. COACHING: I support my team members by. challenging and encouraging them. to think for themselves and take. MONITORING.

Take the survey! Awareness, skill building or behavior change?

Learning Visions

Change behavior/attitudes. I''m looking for data and while I''ve yet to start a detailed Google search on this, thought I would ask you good people of the elearning world. Will you take three minutes or so to complete my short survey? Take the Survey! I''m trying to gather some data the breakdown of corporate elearning into three categories: Create awareness. Build skills. realize that these areas blur quite a bit and sometimes you''re doing a bit of both -- but what''s the main intention of the programs being created in your org or for your clients? Thanks for your input!

Our Three eSteps to Lasting Behavioral Change by Mukta Raut

Learning Solutions Magazine

Changing behavior is tough. Changing behavior through eLearning is even tougher. Effective corporate training programs must engage our objective understanding of the situation, and subjective response to it, as well as clearly seeing the work environment in which the situation occurs. well-thought-out instructional strategy can achieve this through eLearning.

mLearnCon 2012 - BJ Fogg A Methodology for Designing Behavior Change

The Learning Dispatch

BJ Fogg , director of Stanford's Persuasive Tech Lab, presented a compelling keynote at mLearnCon 2012 centered around a fascinating question: Can computers be designed to change people’s beliefs and behaviors? Unlike a lot of pop culture behavior gurus, Dr. Fogg takes a systematic, iterative approach to designing methods for changing behavior. read more

Need to Change Behavior? Just Follow the Wizard

Social Learning

The challenge of changing human behavior for positive business outcomes is a similarly elusive pursuit.  That’s why I was skeptical when I first encoutered BJ Fogg ’s Behavior Wizard.  The wizard uses a series of simple questions to help the user identify what kind of behavior change he or she is looking for.  Enhance ability to perform the behavior (make it easier to do).

How the right tech tools for your team can power your sales enablement strategy

ensures every customer-facing person has the necessary knowledge, materials, skills, processes and behaviors to move deals forward. knowledge, skills and behaviors must be progressively developed (in a consi- stent manner) across a large and quickly increasing population of salespeople, and across a growing number of geographies, all in a short time. How to create and drive success.

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

The topic I spoke on was Design for Behavior Change , which is something I’m pretty passionate about. Anyway, the topic I was speaking on was Design for Behavior Change (which I hit on in Chapter 8 of the book ). Here are the slides from the talk: Design for Behavior Change. So, last week I did a keynote at the Humana Learning Consortium conference, which is a  great little internal conference for Humana’s learning and development folks, and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience there. View more PowerPoint from Julie Dirksen

Training Strategy Mistake #2: Misapplying Kirkpatrick's Level 3: Behavior


The second question asked about the most effective way to evaluate Level 3 Behavior. If you missed the training strategy mistakes quiz, click here to take it before reading on. Read on to see how everyone responded, and what successful Level 3 evaluation really looks like

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Behavior Change – The Real Goal of eLearning

Designing Digitally

Training needs to translate into behavior change in order for it to be truly effective. Whether we’re talking about creating a safer work environment, increasing sales, improving customer service, or any number of other positive influences – behavior change is the real purpose behind any training effort. Steps toward behavior change. Old habits are hard to break.

How Do You Embed Radical Behavioral Changes Within Levels 1-4?


Is training within your organization viewed simply as a box that. must be ticked on a compliance checklist, or is it regarded as a critical tool for facilitating change and movement toward the organization''s highest level goals

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Workbook: Gamification and Your Enterprise Learning Strategy

But it’s equally as strong in enhancing behavior-based. What behaviors do you hope to alter or improve? BEHAVIOR Considering the initiative or issue isolated in STEP 1 and the target. group selected in STEP 2, identify what behaviors you need to. behaviors here: 10 DETERMINE. Introduction.3 What is Gamification? Gaming vs. Gamification.4 Conclusion.16 engaging.

Imitating Virtuous Behaviors

CLO Magazine

Warren Buffett once said, “Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” What the Greek philosopher argued is the basis for Buffett’s statement — people learn to behave morally not just by knowing something but by imitating their superiors’ behaviors. By practicing those behaviors they become habits. It was the imitation problem: he was mimicking the negative leadership behaviors of the person with the most influence on him in the company. He can be reached at

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. His theory states that a continuous interaction exists between behaviors , personal factors and the environment.

#ASTD2014 session report: Designing sustainable behavior change

Challenge to Learn

With learning our goal is to change behavior. Habits drive 80% of our behavior. So So if you want to change behavior you have to change habits. You change habits in small steps (baby steps)by repeating three things over and over again: the cue (the trigger), the routine (the behavior you want) and an immediate reward. Great session. The principle is so simple.

Learning Is Not Enough: The Behavior Framework by Nic Laycock

Learning Solutions Magazine

The journey to excellence requires specific behaviors and values. Being competent is only the start of high performance. Aristotle reminds us, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Here is the story of the approach taken in a school in Hong Kong, and insights for your eLearning designs!

Turn Gossip Into a Springboard for Productive Behavior

CLO Magazine

Using profiles generated by personal assessment tools such as DISC (Dominance, Influencing, Steadiness and Compliance), which can reveal behavioral and communication preferences, or values-oriented profiles that show why we do what we do often helps employees see that the other person they are working with — and gossiping about — isn’t really out to get them, but is just different in his or her approach. Leaders should bring gossip out into the open and use it to help employees learn from one another rather than allow it to erode team spirit. Hold an obstacles session.

Change Your Environment to Change Your Behavior

Enspire Learning

The question: “What does science know about translating our resolve into actual changes in behavior?” ” The answer: “People, when they perform a behavior a lot, outsource the control of the behavior to the environment.” In other words, our mind automatically engages behaviors based on familiar environmental cues and patterns.

Study: Online Reputation Linked to Worker Behavior

CLO Magazine

Employees who are highly satisfied with their employer's online reputation are nearly four times as likely to be pleased with their job as workers who are not satisfied with their employer's online reputation. Lauderdale, Fla. — Jan. 30 A growing number of workers are adopting an emergent mentality, with unique mindsets about their career, workplace needs and expectations, according to a new study of U.S. employers and workers released by Spherion Staffing Services. Yet 23 percent of employees say their company does not have a clear corporate mission. Source: Spherion

Designing Sustainable Behavior-Change with Habit Design (Michael Kim) #ASTD2014

Learning Visions

At Kairos Labs they partner with 100+ behavioral scientists. In Switch – Behavioral Economics – motivation and willpower is like riding the elephant. You have to think about where someone is on that wave when you introduce training or behavior change. Habit = unconscious behaviors. How does your brain form unconscious behaviors? It won’t create a behavior change. As we invest in an activity or behavior, we seek to be consistent with past behavior. Forgive any typos or incoherencies. Michael Kim is the CEO of Karios Labs. It’s expendable.

Behavior-centered Design at Google: A Case Study by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

At Google, supplier management is a critical role fulfilled by thousands of employees as a collateral job along with their regular duties. Their performance in this role is critical to minimizing value leakage. Here’s a look at the innovative way in which Google is providing the professional development needed to build the skills of supplier managers.

Learn to Learn By Studying Zombie Behavior


As an OpenSesame summer intern, I’m surrounded by the ceaseless serious discussions of adults. fear that I’m not being respected, due to my younger age and often times less than serious demeanor, so I’m working hard to write an extremely serious, extremely adult blog post. And to that end, I’m going to talk about zombies. Good Times Social Learning

Changing Behavior by Advancing Experience and Stories

Vignettes Learning

In many ways, I am guilty of focusing on the content to impart to learners and missing the crux of the change in behavior, the ultimate goal of learning and training. Conclusion Change in behavior is one of the most important values for training people, not delivering content. A client from the U.S. Department of State once told me: I have never looked at learning this way. 2007).

Complexity and Learning

Usable Learning

Behavior Change Complexity Human Behavior Wackiness Instructional DesignI’m kind of obsessing about complexity theory right now (Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Model mostly), and looking at simple, complicated and complex systems. I had a lot of conversations about this last weekend , and have been thinking about it a lot. MCQs for multiplication tables? No problem! Thoughts?

Behavior and accomplishment, or, what did you do?

Dave's Whiteboard

And his phrase about noun-verb patterns reminded me of  two principles I keep in mind when dealing with performance problems (and with their much-smaller subset, training problems): Behavior you take with you; accomplishment you leave behind. think this behavior/accomplishment distinction is crucial when you’re talking about performance on the job.

The Tested Secrets to Changing Employee Behavior Online


After years of trial and error, we have come up with the most important components that must be present to get online learning to do the job and change learner behavior. Assessment – A knowledge or behavioral assessment at the start of any online learning program is imperative. just don’t know what else to do.”. They all had similar complaints. Getting Leadership Ready.