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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

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?

Using Games and Avatars to Change Learner Behavior

Kapp Notes

This is interesting by itself but when you combine it with the results of other similar studies, it becomes clear that pro-social games can and do influence behavior positively. Other research has shown that pro-social games—games where the player is helping others—have a positive influence on pro-social behavior. A recent article in Wired presented an interesting research finding.

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. People generally don’t like change. Most would prefer to continue doing things the way they know how, so changing a procedure often comes with some contention. Step 3: Foster Change Through Live-Training.

Ditching the formal performance review? Kineo shares 3 Elements for Success

for Change In Part 1 of this eGuide, we explored the confluence. of factors that’s driving change in how performance. push forward with change then finds that there may. required to make the change, including fear of giving feedback. effective performance development behavior: they must be. change at the core and making this transition will likely be the. Incentives that reinforce key behaviors, e.g. participation. This gap is further amplified by the changing. and negative behaviors. good” and true organizational change.

It's Behavior Change Stupid! Transfer that!

Will at Work Learning

Indeed, learning without sustained behavior change is like feeding a man who's planning to jump off a bridge. The bottom line is that we learning professionals must not only look to the science of learning, but also the science of behavior change. My friend and colleague Julie Dirksen has been thinking about behavior change for years. Here's a recent article she wrote: Here is another recent resource on behavior change: [link].

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 →

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 →

Training for Behavior Change Can be Harder than It Looks

The Learning Dispatch

Tips for creating and delivering training that influences behavior. Whether it is due to a new process, business goals, or regulations, any time you need to change your staff’s behaviors or ways of doing things, you’ll need to plan your training campaign carefully to ensure you’re positioning the participants for success. Changing employee habits can be hard. General

Leaving performance reviews behind: Where to start [Guide]

we work has changed in very real and. Accomplishment Responsibility 6The Daunting Skills Gap These changes have amplified what most already knew, which is that for our organizations to thrive, we must change. and negative behaviors. behavior. good” and true organizational change. support change. behavior in a variety of situations. guidance.”.

Game-Changing Games

Web Courseworks

So it was with this background that I was excited to be invited to participate in Game-Changing Games, a day of collaboration hosted by the Hybrid X Zone at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID). The post Game-Changing Games appeared first on Web Courseworks. This was all before the creation of the term “gamification.”. Character and creature designs from GLS Studios.

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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.  most of us are, justifiably, skeptical.

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!

Could Virtual Reality-Based eLearning Transform Employee Behavior and Attitudes? by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

Immersive experiences have a powerful impact on attitudes and behavior. soft skills, such as empathy, or influence or change behavior could dramatically change the future of eLearning. Ongoing research on whether VR can enhance. Emerging Topics Immersive Learning Performance Support

Quality Control process for E-Learning

What happens if the approver still wants changes? Once the focus is changed from completion to quality, your team may. But, too many and too frequent changes could also diminish confidence in. similar type of behavioral result. Behavioral Consistency The previous categories are typically tied to specific objects. GUIDE TO CREATING A. QUALITY ASSURANCE. PROCESS.

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.

Design For Behavior Change

Usable Learning

The topic I spoke on was Design for Behavior Change , which is something I’m pretty passionate about. So I think that information-deliverers are going to need to add to their skill set pretty quickly, or they’ll find themselves obsolete.  I think we need to think of ourselves as business consultants, experience designers and change facilitators (which means we need to be learning about what the business, UX and change management folks do). Anyway, the topic I was speaking on was Design for Behavior Change (which I hit on in Chapter 8 of the book ).

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

Can Fun Help Change Behaviors?

Upside Learning

We advocate inclusion of games & fun interactions to achieve long term learning, and change of behaviors. 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. 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. Related posts: What are Serious Games?

#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 Changing Face of Corporate L&D


THE QUOTE: “ Learning & Development needs a makeover…It’s time for a change.” – Clark Quinn. The transformation from the traditional role of ‘Learning & Development’ to the challenging role of ‘Performance Consulting’ in spite of many obstacles resisting such change! What are the factors that are triggering these changes? 2014: The Year For Change In L&D?

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.

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


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 Is training within your organization viewed simply as a box that.

5 Mobile Learning Trends: How M-LearningIs Changing the Workplace

Origin Learning

Mutual participation between friends and followers on platforms like Facebook and Twitter – is an inherent characteristic of the social media; the typical behavior is “You comment on mine, I comment on yours”. Mobile Learning Technology has opened up a whole gamut of options to extend the learning blend. Performance support. Videos. Videos are easy to share and access on mobiles and tablets.

Changing Training Paradigms

Your Training Edge

Within the last few years, I have been observed rapid changes in corporate training paradigms, along with consumer education and needs analysis sectors. These are the changing approaches or perhaps we should rather call them paradigm shifts. Gartner predicts that in 2015, the changes in people, technology and corporate environment would initiate three new corporate training paradigms.

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.

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

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.

Organization Culture Change

The Peformance Improvement

In the online course that I teach for ASTD on Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , one of the questions I hear most often is, “How can I change the culture in my company when there is little support from management and our unions resist any change that might affect the work rules?” Some think the change must be more targeted at organizational leverage points.

Fear of Change in Learning & Development

Your Training Edge

In my previous articles, I have always had talked about the changes training paradigms going on in corporate sectors all over the world. From e-learning and social networking to flexible hours and highly advanced MOOCs, we have the proof that training is changing, yet it is important to continuously examine the same in terms of numbers. Not determining and specifying goals clearly.

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. From a psychological viewpoint, people are capable of flight. 2007).

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. Engagement Change Management Instructional DesignTo review Julie’s full presentation, click here.

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

It’s all about behaviour change

Spark Your Interest

During a recent meeting with a client in the health care industry, who is exploring “ Knowledge Translation &# it hit me. I am in the business of behaviour change. In this client meeting, we spent quite a bit of time talking about change and sharing snippets from Switch and the Checklist Manifesto (client had read it, I haven’t). I did like the portion of this review featuring Dan Boorman.  It was great to talk about training in the context of doing things differently. A few days later in a meeting with another client who trains and mentors CEOs, it came up again. In

Organization Culture Change: Where There's a Will, There's a Way

The Peformance Improvement

Contrary to popular belief, organization culture can be changed, if only leaders put their minds to it. Some executives try to sidestep culture by arguing that the culture in their organizations can’t be changed. Culture is difficult to change but not impossible. Derek Irvine talks about this in his blog post , “3 Lessons for Successful Company Culture Change”.